Audible and Ubisoft have announced that they will be releasing an original audio drama set in the Assassin's Creed universe. Assassin's Creed Gold will follow the adventures of a brand new character and will span eight episodes.
Listeners who check out Assassin's Creed Gold will experience the story of card shark and gambler Aliyah Kahn. When we meet Kahn, she's surviving via street scams and small-time thievery. She runs afoul of Gavin Banks, a mysterious older man who beats her in a game. When she can't repay him, she must become an Assassin at Banks' behest, experiencing the memories of her ancestor Omar Khalid. Together with Banks, it's Kahn's duty to decode a secret message inscribed on illegal currency during 1696's Great Recoinage.
Assassin's Creed Gold will star Venom and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story alumnus Riz Ahmed. You'll also get to hear King Charles III actress Tamara Lawrance and Anthony Head, who you may recognize from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Merlin. The audio drama will also feature the dulcet tones of Assassin's Creed series regular Danny Wallace, who will presumably be reprising his role as long-running Assassin Shaun Hastings. This being an Assassin's Creed story, plenty of historically notable figures will also pop up, including Isaac Newton and confidence trickster William Chaloner.
If you'd like to pre-order Assassin's Creed Gold, you can do so right here. You'll presumably also be able to enjoy the drama as part of a 30-day free Audible trial should you choose to start one. That's assuming Audible is still running that promotion when the drama launches, of course. Assassin's Creed Gold will launch via Audible on February 27th next year. Mark it in your calendars, Assassins (and Templars).
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