Shanghai-based developer Lilith Games has announced a partnership with global behemoth Ubisoft to bring Ezio Auditore, a popular character from the latter's Assassin's Creed franchise, to the former's action-RPG Soul Hunters.
From May 12, players will be able to play as the Ezio, with new gameplay tailored to his signature hidden blades and other stealthy aspects.
A stab in the right direction
The partnership looks to boost the presence of Soul Hunters in North America, while also bringing more brand awareness to Asia for Ubisoft and its Assassin's Creed franchise.
Soul Hunters currently has over 80 million players worldwide, and the brand reach for Assassin's Creed is already huge in the West, so it could well prove to be a wise move for both companies.
This isn't the first time Assassin's Creed has found its way to mobile in 2016 - in February Assassin's Creed Identity was finally launched worldwide after 17 months in soft launch.