Asmodee Entertainment is delighted to announce that Aconyte, the fiction imprint of global games group Asmodee, has licensed its range of all-action novels set in the worlds of Ubisoft’s video games for German translation by noted pop culture publishing house Cross Cult. The deal was concluded by Asmodee Entertainment’s licensing manager, Alexander Thieme.
As part of its ongoing partnership with Aconyte, Cross Cult has already brought two novels based on Ubisoft’s recent game launches to German readers: Watch Dogs: Day Zero and Assassin’s Creed: The Ming Storm. For the new Ubisoft novels programme that will start in Spring 2022, Cross Cult is creating an entire new range in their novels division.
Beginning next April, six new novels per year are planned as part of the multi-year partnership – novels set in the worlds of Assassin’s Creed,® Watch Dogs®, Tom Clancy’s The Division and Splinter Cell, and more. These series will explore never-before-seen parts of these deeply imaginative settings to create a variety of original stories, some revealing the hidden histories of fan-favourite characters, and opening up whole new possibilities for action and adventure.
The originals are being published in the US and UK by Aconyte Books, with whom Cross Cult already has a multi-year partnership for a wide range of novels based on Asmodee board games and the Marvel universe. “Novelizations that tell the story behind new games are always great fun, but these previously untold stories, characters and settings will really bring some of Ubisoft’s most exciting worlds to vivid life,” said Marc Gascoigne, Aconyte’s publisher.
The Cross Cult publishing house, based in Ludwigsburg, are renowned experts in the fields of horror, fantasy, crime and science fiction. It has been publishing comics since 2001, joined by a wide range of novels from 2008. Smash hit film and TV tie-ins, major franchises, and great game universes have always been a trademark of the publisher.
“Cross Cult, already expert in countless TV and cinema franchises, is delighted that novels based on Ubisoft’s popular games are now joining the programme,” said Cross Cult’s Publisher, Andreas Mergenthaler.
“With these novels, gamers will have the opportunity to enjoy adventures in the worlds of their favourite settings for even longer. The worlds will be even bigger, even more exciting. And yet they offer just as wonderful an introduction to new fans of thrillers, dystopian fiction, historical adventure, and more,” promises Novel Programme Manager Markus Rohde.