The Assassin's Creed comic series has just reached a moment in the franchise's overall story which fans have long awaited - a point the series' plot arc has been building to for nearly a decade.
April's Xbox Live Games with Gold line-up feels like a particularly good one.
Apparently cosplaying as an Assassin's Creed character is such a phenomenon that it's infiltrated the world of Final Fantasy 15. Indeed, Square Enix's popular RPG is getting a free Assassin's Creed-related timed expansion due 29th August and lasting through 31st Jan, 2018.
An off-screen image of the next Assassin's Creed game has popped up on the internet - and three separate Eurogamer sources have confirmed it is indeed legit.
On Wednesday, 1st February, Titan Comics will release Assassin's Creed: Uprising issue number one - the start of a brand new comic series.
The Assassin's Creed film's next publicity stunt involves an actual stunt: a 100 foot freefall to be exact.
You may not know it, but Assassin's Creed hosts a detailed modern day storyline which has been building for years.
Assassin's Creed stuntman Damien Walters leapt 125 feet for the upcoming film, making this the biggest freefall stunt in the movies in 35 years.
Roughly two-thirds of the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie will be set in modern times.
The Assassin's Creed movie now has its first trailer, which shows off Michael Fassbender's main character, the film's present day and historical storylines plus a brooding Jeremy Irons.
The movie will tell a new story set within the main Assassin's Creed universe.
That said, it looks like the first Assassin's Creed game will serve as a major inspiration.
Ubisoft has an Assassin's Creed virtual reality experience for launch this year.
The Assassin's Creed movie won't be out until 21st December, but it's reportedly already greenlit a sequel.
According to The Tracking Board, New Regency has already signed with producers Jean-Julien Baronnet from Ubisoft Motion Pictures, Frank Marshall through his Kennedy-Marshall Company, along with Michael Fassbender and Conor McCaughan through DMC Films.
It's not clear if Assassin's Creed co-stars Marion Cotillard or Jeremy Irons will return. The same goes for director Justin Kurzel. For that matter, it's not 100 per cent confirmed that Fassbender will star in the sequel, but the fact that he's co-producing it suggests he'll reprise the role.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate's final slice of DLC is now available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Assassin's Creed will not revert back to an annual cycle after its current hiatus, Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot has suggested.
Ubisoft has officially confirmed that there will not be a new mainline Assassin's Creed game this year.
"This year, we also are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin's Creed franchise. As a result, we've decided that there will not be a new Assassin's Creed game in 2016," the publisher stated in a new blog post.
"Since the release of Assassin's Creed Unity, we've learned a lot based on your feedback. We've also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin's Creed a premier open-world franchise. We're taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we're delivering on the promise of Assassin's Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone's playground."
Assassin's Creed's next major entry is allegedly set in ancient Egypt and will serve as a prequel to the entire series, according to a series of reports.
Ubisoft has begun teasing next year's Assassin's Creed film by releasing the business card for fictional Abstergo boss Alan Rikkin, soon to be played by Jeremy Irons.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate's Jack the Ripper DLC will launch on 15th December for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Ubisoft has just announced.
EA will enter the open-world adventure genre with an Assassin's Creed-style game from ex-Ubisoft producer Jade Raymond.
Ubisoft has revealed the following system requirements for the PC version of Assassin's Creed Syndicate due on 19th November:
You can now dress Assassin's Creed Syndicate's leading duo in a set of steampunk clothes - but you'll also need up to 3.1GB of hard drive space for the fresh wardrobe items.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate's launch week sales were "clearly" affected by the underwhelming Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft has admitted.
Speaking last night during an investor call, Ubisoft exec Alain Martinez explained that the negative reaction to last year's Assassin's Creed had sparked a noticeable dip in franchise sales year-on-year.
Unity arrived with an array of bugs and low performance across all platforms, although images taken from the game's PC version - which seemed to fare worst - ended up being most widely shared. Ubisoft issued a number of patches over subsequent months but by then the damage had been done.
Xbox One exclusive Halo 5: Guardians topped the UK all-format charts for its debut week of release.
Impressively, Halo 5 earned 50 per cent more sales than multi-platform launch Assassin's Creed Syndicate did last week.
It's worth noting that Halo 5 launched on a Tuesday, so had three days longer on sale than Syndicate.
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is the UK's number one game - but it's the lowest-selling major Assassin's Creed.
Ubisoft has been keeping quiet about a cool section of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate which does things a little differently to previous games in the series.
Ubisoft has shown off some more of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate's virtual Victorian London in a new set of videos.
Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson are now slated to appear opposite Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the Assassin's Creed movie.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate will both reward and scold players that overturn vehicles by shooting their horses.
I'm sat in Wapping Power Station at half nine in the morning listening to Ubisoft talk about Assassin's Creed Syndicate. The surroundings are fittingly Victorian, dotted with industrial machinery that likely once ran on adorable orphan labour. Creative director Marc-Alexis Côté is telling us how the game introduces its two main characters, Jacob and Evie Frye, and why his team are excited about Syndicate's London setting. But everyone sat listening really has just one question they want answering - can Syndicate revitalise the franchise following Assassin's Creed Unity?
Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will include the long-running series' first transgender character.
UPDATE 11.00am: Ubisoft has now detailed the Assassin's Creed: Syndicate season pass, which will include the just-announced Jack the Ripper pack.
Ubisoft has announced plans to open a theme park in Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia, in 2020.
Here's your first look at Prometheus and X-Men star Michael Fassbender dressed up for his starring role in the upcoming Assassin Creed movie.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate's PC version is due on 19th November, four weeks after the PS4 and Xbox One versions' release on 23rd October.
Ubisoft has announced a set of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate missions starring Dickens and Darwin, available if you pre-order the game.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate's secondary protagonist Evie Fry has a unique stealth ability to become invisible and sneak past guards.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate's hour-long demo is now available online.
Assassin's Creed Syndicate will not have a companion app, the publisher has confirmed.
This year's Victorian London-set adventure will be the first in several years not to have an extended mobile experience.
Fans of the series will likely welcome the news. Among the criticisms of last year's Unity was its tactic of locking access to treasure chests and costumes behind hours of app progression.
Eagle-eyed Assassin's Creed fans have found a little historical inaccuracy in Syndicate.
Ubisoft will no longer release games for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, except for its casual rhythm series Just Dance.
Assassin's Creed games are known for releasing with a rainbow of special editions, each with their own contents and collector's items.
UPDATE 5.20pm: Assassin's Creed: Syndicate will launch on 23rd October for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and then later in the autumn for PC.
In today's reveal Ubisoft confirmed much of what we already knew - Syndicate is set in London, in 1868, and star twin brother and sister Jacob and Evie Frye.
The story once again has those pesky Templars causing trouble and persecuting the poorer folk - which you can corral into organised gangs of criminals - syndicates - to do your bidding.
Last year Ubisoft caught a lot of flak for not having any playable female characters in Assassin's Creed: Unity, but it looks like Ubisoft's Quebec studio isn't going to make the same mistake.
The next game in the Assassin's Creed series will be subtitled Syndicate.
Future Assassin's Creed games will include a greater focus on the series' modern day timeline than last year's Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft has suggested.
The reveal of a Victorian London-based Assassin's Creed game subtitled - or codenamed - Victory has been leaked.