Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed swings into location-based entertainment through Osool partnership

WildBrain CPLG has secured a new partnership with Osool Entertainment to develop location-based entertainment attractions for the blockbuster video game franchise, Assassin’s Creed.

Brokered by WildBrain CPLG MENA on behalf of Ubisoft, the new deal will see Osool Entertainment create three new Assassin’s Creed indoor attractions in Saudi Arabia, targeting fans of the game aged between eight and 40 years old.

Scheduled to open in spring this year, the Assassin’s Creed attractions will be situated within Osool Entertainment’s indoor Fizz Adventure parks and consist of a branded parkour course including a rope and ninja course. The immersive experience will bring to life themes and elements from the video game franchise’s first instalment.

Assassin’s Creed is quite the success story within the video game industry. Since the first release in 2007, Ubisoft has launched 16 different video games for the franchise across a wide variety of platforms, most recently Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The Assassin’s Creed series has sold more than 155 million games worldwide and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series in video game history.

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has branched well beyond video games in recent years, including into the cinematic realms via its 2016 feature film starring Michael Fassbender, and a new live-action series currently in development at Netflix.

Neesha Law, commercial director at WildBrain CPLG Middle East, said: “The combination of the rich world of Assassin’s Creed with the game’s cross-demographic appeal and its impressive international fan-base, makes this brand ideally positioned for location-based entertainment partnerships.

“Osool Entertainment has an exciting portfolio of top-class adventure courses and we look forward to seeing visitors live out their own action-packed, stealthy Assassin’s Creed-themed adventures when the attractions open their doors this Spring.”

Mohammed Al Shethry, CEO and co-founder of Osool Entertainment Investment Company, added: “At Osool, we are constantly engaged in developing world-class entertainment venues locally. Inspired by international standards, we endeavor to deliver a fulfilling experience to our visitors. Safety, combined with creativity and innovation, is at the heart of Osool’s vision. This empowering partnership with Ubisoft and WildBrain CPLG allows us to excel in our mission to provide quality entertainment in Saudi Arabia.”

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