It’s been nearly a decade since 2013’s Black Flag, the iconic Assassin’s Creed video game mega-series. One of the main games in the transition between the seventh and eighth generation consoles, Black Flag is considered one of the best parts of the series, both in terms of gameplay and narrative. Now, fans interested in the world and characters of Black Flag will have the opportunity to return with an all-new vertical scrolling webcomic, Assassin’s Creed : Temple of Oblivion.
As Ubisoft’s official collaboration with South Korean digital manga platform Webtoon, Forgotten Temple is set to be a direct sequel to the events of Black Flag. This new webcomic will greatly expand on the post-game events of the story, focusing specifically on the character of Edward Kenway and his ongoing relationship with the Brotherhood of Assassins.
“Edward Kenway is on a perilous quest to find a Piece of Eden off the coast of Southeast Asia – and will have to face a new and mysterious adversary,” Ubisoft and Webtoon described the comic in a statement to GameRant. “Fans will also be introduced to Noah, Edward Kenway’s Korean-American descendant, as he investigates the past of today’s Assassins while seeking information on the Assassins’ families.”
The webtoon will be available as soon as possible, with the first six episodes to be released on the webtoon on April 24, 2023. The full manga will consist of 150 individual parts and will then be updated weekly. The art for the manga is provided by Korean studio REDICE, which has collaborated with several well-known webtoon adaptations, including Readers Who Know, 7Fates: CHAKHO, and I Am Max-Level Newbie.
With REDICE’s creative focus on the adaptation, it’s easy to see what the studio is capable of handling such a premium property. “Assassin’s Creed is a unique IP, and our goal was to create a work that would appeal not only to fans of the original game, but also to readers who are exposed to the Assassin’s Creed IP for the first time through WEBTOON. We are excited to partner with UBISOFT and WEBTOON to tell A whole new side to the Edward James Kenway story set in Southeast Asia. We can’t wait to immerse fans in this rich new storyline and enter the world of Assassin’s Creed,” the studio said in a statement on Ubisoft and the webtoon said in.
Webtoon has an impressive pedigree in manga and anime content, with past quality content resulting in several hit anime series, including Tower of God and High School God. How the Forgotten Temple will fit and expand on the Black Flag lore remains to be seen, but fans looking to relive the classic Assassin’s Creed franchise won’t have to wait much longer to set sail.