At San Diego Comic Con, Ubisoft announced the latest in their line of "Assassin's Creed" comics, Assassin’s Creed: Brahman.

The graphic novel is set to debut later this fall and will introduce a brand new member of the Assassin Order; Arbaaz Mir. His backdrop is 19th century India, another first for the franchise, though his target once again is those pesky British colonialists.


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By Joseph Leray

In a conference call for Ubisoft investors this morning, CEO Yves Guillemot dropped some sales figures for “Assassin’s Creed III” and it’s Vita counterpart, “Assassin’s Creed: Liberation.” The blockbuster franchise shipped 12 million physical and digital units, smashing the company’s projections. “Liberation” was no slouch either -- the Paris-based publisher shipped almost 600,000 copies the PlayStation Vita exclusive.

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The assassin is coming to SDCC as a 7" figure from toymaker Neca.

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Ubisoft's announcement earlier today that "Assassin's Creed II" is coming to "all current-generation platforms" later this year begged for clarification. Surely the series is returning to the XBox 360 and PS3, but what about the Wii? Reached for comment about whether "Assassin's Creed" fans should consider the Wii to be in the current gen, a Ubisoft spokseperson said: "We have only announced Xbox 360, PS3, PC and PSP."

Today Ubisoft officially announced that "Assassin's Creed 2" for all current-generation platforms is slated for a Holiday 2009 release. Read More...

Stealing from our old Pronunciation Guide feature, we've turned today's Lunchtime Video into the official explanation of how to pronounce "Ezio" - the name of the lead character in the recently-announced "Assassin's Creed II."

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Game Informer's May issue will have the scoop on "Assassin's Creed II," which, the magazine reports will take place during the Italian Renaissance in Venice and star a new hero, Ezio. Check GI for more.

PSP head of marketing John Koller told MTV Multiplayer in an interview that "Assassin's Creed" PSP won't be a port of "Assassin's Creed 2." And he gave a little more insight into other newly announced PSP games. Read More...

Gaming blog Kotaku is running a rumor that the next "Assassin's Creed" console game -- slated for release some time in the next 13 months -- will move the franchise from the time of the Crusades to the Italian Renaissance. A focus tester gives the blog details. We normally don't run other people's rumors, but, in this case, the details about the setting match what we've heard from a reliable source of our own. I've reached out to "Assassin's Creed" publisher Ubisoft for comment.

UPDATE - Here's Ubi's comment, via a company spokesperson: "It’s great to see that the fans are enjoying speculation regarding 'Assassin’s Creed' and we love and share their enthusiasm. We don’t comment on rumors or speculation, and rest assured that when we are ready to release information on the game, you will be among the first to know."

From a Sony press release, just sent over the wires, "Assassin's Creed" is coming to the PSP:

Assassin's Creed PSP Entertainment Pack -- Ubisoft will debut an exclusive installment of the popular Assassin's Creed franchise on PSP later this year. To commemorate this highly anticipated title, SCEA will launch a new bundle that includes the game, a "Piano Black" PSP, and other content that will be announced later.

No release date was provided. Sony's release included news on a slew of other PSP games, including a new "Rock Band," "MotorStorm," "LittleBigPlanet" and more.

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