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Journey Through History: An In-depth Genetic Memory Timeline for the Assassin’s Creed Series



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14 Sept 2022

Written By:

Edited By:

Ashlea Blackett

When I started collecting for Assassin’s Creed in the holiday season of 2019, I found plenty of articles that provided a list of all of the Assassin’s Creed games and spin-off titles so I would understand an order to consume the series in. As I explored the series, I wanted to make sure I played, read, or watched everything that I could so that I had the most complete and immersive experience with the universe of the Assassins, Templars, and Isu.

However, I was unable to find a full spectrum of the transmedia and games outside of a few graphs or timelines that hadn’t been updated since Assassin’s Creed Odyssey in 2018. So, like any sane collector, I started working on my own list using databases such as Assassin’s Creed Wiki, Access the Animus, Ubisoft’s various sites, and whatever data I could find. After a few weeks of compiling, I had an organized and detailed list of the series that was broken up by the Genetic Memory time period that each piece of content would take place during. 

With UbiForward and the showcase for Assassin’s Creed 15th Anniversary having occurred earlier today, I decided to revisit my checklist and reorganize and add new content that was announced today as well as items that I had not added since my last major review of my list.

In this article, I will break down the series in order of Century and give an understanding of how to make your way through the full AC universe, if you choose to play in Genetic Memory order as I have been since January 2020. Currently I am in the 16th Century, during the events of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, with a small handful of previous items to double back too once I wrap up Ezio’s storyline. A copy of the list will be available to download and help players keep track of what they have access to and what they have completed. The full detailed checklist provides information on the exact time period and which characters are focused on. This information would make this supporting article larger than needed, so the two should be used together.

Let’s take a Leap of Faith into this checklist!


6th Century BCE 

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Divine Science: Chapter 2: Kyros of Zarax 

Starting off, comes a chapter from the now shutdown Project Legacy Facebook game that has been beautifully archived by Access the Animus. In this chapter, the story of how Pythagoras obtained the Staff of Hermes Trismegistus is told from the view of Kyros of Zarax. 

5th Century BCE 

● Assassin's Creed: Echoes of History - Behind the Legends - Episode 1: Leonidas

● Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (Novel) 

● Assassin's Creed: Odyssey 

○ Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Official Collector's Edition Guide 

○ The Art of Assassin's Creed Odyssey 

○ Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Original Game Soundtrack) 

○ Assassin's Creed Odyssey (World Music & Sea Shanty Edition) 

○ Little Miss Kassandra 

■ Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Legacy of the First Blade 

■ Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - Fate of Atlantis

■ Assassin's Creed: Odyssey Crossover Stories 

● Discovery Tour: Ancient Greece 

○ Discovery Book by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Greece 

●Assassin's Creed: Beyond Medusa's Gate (VR Escape Game) ​

The 5th Century takes players to Ancient Greece (480 BCE - 422 BCE) during the story of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. The first episode of the Echoes of History Podcast introduces players to King Leonidas I of Sparta before the prologue of the game and novel (which can be read/played in the order of the player’s choice). Supplemental items such as the strategy guide, art book, and soundtrack will follow or run alongside the story of Kassandra the Eagle-bearer to add to the player’s enjoyment of the story, as well as the children’s book, Little Miss Kassandra which is a fun adaptation (non-canon) of her story. From here, the DLC can be played and the Discovery Tour/Discovery Book (French-exclusive release) can be started without worries of spoiling the historical story of AC: Odyssey. Lastly, the Beyond Medusa’s Gate VR Game can be played wherever you can find a commercial VR room (Link). The story of which has players locate and escape with the legendary ship The Argo of Jason and the Argonauts. 

3rd Century BCE 

● Assassin's Creed: Codename Jade ​Announced during UbiForward’s Assassin’s Creed showcase, Codename Jade is an upcoming mobile game set in Ancient China around 215 BCE. No further information is available at the time of this article, but the setting is shortly after the transition from a monarchy to the first Emperor of China.​

1st Century BCE ​

● Assassin's Creed: Origins - Desert Oath 

● Assassin's Creed: Echoes of History - Behind the Legends- Episode 2: Cleopatra

● Assassin's Creed: Origins ○ Assassin's Creed: Origins - Prima Collector's Edition Guide ○ The Art of Assassin's Creed: Origins ○ Assassin's Creed: Origins (Original Game Soundtrack)

 ■ Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Hidden Ones 

■ Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Curse of the Pharaohs 

● Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Curse of the Pharaohs (Original Game Soundtrack) 

● Assassin's Creed: Origins Special Edition (Comic) 

● Discovery Tour: Ancient Egypt ○ Discovery Book by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt 

Skipping forward to the 1st Century BCE, the series invites players to Ancient Egypt and the prequel novel, Desert Oath where we meet a young Bayek of Siwa. Following this, the next episode of Echoes of History introduces players to Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator and then dives into the main game Assassin’s Creed: Origins. As with AC: Odyssey, supplemental materials are paired with the game and followed by the two DLC releases, one of which has its own soundtrack. The story continues with AC: Origins, the comic (available in a special edition), which takes place 14 years after the end of the game. Afterwhich, players can explore the Discovery Tour/Book for the history that influenced the game. ​

3rd Century CE

● Assassin's Creed: The Ankh of Isis Trilogy (Semi-canon) The 3rd Century brings players to Ancient Rome and the semi-canon comic series, The Ankh of Isis. While the Genetic Memory story is considered canonical, the modern day adaptation of Desmond Miles through the first few games is not. 

7th Century CE ​

● Assassin's Creed: The Imperial Jade Seal - Prophecy of the Emperor (Chinese Exclusive) ​

The first of The Imperial Jade Seal novels; Prophecy of the Emperor takes place during the 7th Century CE during the transition from the Sui Dynasty to the Tang Dynasty. This novel is exclusive to China with no current information on a translation to the western marketplaces. ​

8th Century CE ​

● Assassin’s Creed: Dynasty (5 Volumes)

 ​The Tang Dynasty remains a focus for players as the manua (Chinese comic) series, AC: Dynasty makes its run of 5 volumes (still being released), showcasing the An Lushan Rebellion.

9th Century CE 

● Discovery Tour: Viking Age 

● Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Blood Brothers 

○ Assassin's Creed: Echoes of Valhalla - Life of Vikings

● Assassin's Creed: Mirage 

○ Assassin's Creed: Mirage (Original Game Soundtrack) 

● Assassin's Creed: The Golden City 

● Assassin's Creed: The Silk Road 

● Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Song of Glory 

● Assassin's Creed: Valhalla 

○ The Art of Assassin's Creed: Valhalla 

○ Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (Original Game Soundtrack) 

○ Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Wave of Giants 

○ Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Out of the North 

○ Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Ravens Saga 

○ Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Sons of the Great North 

○ Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Twilight of the Gods 

○ Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Weft of Spears 

○ Little Miss Eivor 

● Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Geirmund's Saga 

● Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Sword of the White Horse 

● Assassin's Creed: Valhalla (webcomic) 

○ Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - The Converts 

■ Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids 

● Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids (Original Game Soundtrack) 

■ Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Mastery Challenge 

■ Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Siege of Paris 

● Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris (Original Game Soundtrack)

● Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Forgotten Myths 

● Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - Dawn of Ragnarök 

○ Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök (Original Game Soundtrack) ○ Assassin's Creed: Echoes of History: Ragnarök 

■ Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - The Forgotten Saga 

● Assassin's Creed: Valhalla - The Last Chapter

The 9th Century covers the latest entries to the Assassin’s Creed universe with content for AC: Valhalla and 2023’s Assassin’s Creed: Mirage. A new format for Discovery Tour opens the century with stories of the vikings that first set off on expeditions to new lands. Blood Brothers and Echoes of Valhalla tell the tale of Ivarr the Boneless and his brother Ubba, setting the stage for lead character Eivor Varinsdottir later on. But before that, we see fan-favorite Basim take the stage in AC: Mirage and continues his work with The Hidden One in two books, The Golden City and The Silk Road. 

From here Song of Glory provides a prequel to AC: Valhalla and the supplemental art book and seven soundtracks expand on the art of the game, both visually and musically. Little Miss Eivor retells the story in a child friendly way and then Aconyte Books continues their lines of side stories with Geirmund’s Saga and Sword of the White Horse. In December 2022, the French webcomic for AC: Valhalla will be expanded with The Converts which will be available in physical form. 

DLC becomes the focus as Eivor travels to Ireland in Wrath of the Druids (soundtrack also available), takes on the Mastery Challenges and leads raids in Siege of Paris (soundtrack also available). During Eivor’s time in Ravensthorpe (the main hub town), she has access to visions of another life with the Isu God, Odin. In The comic Forgotten Myths (prequel to Dawn of Ragnarok), Odin’s son Baldr sets the stage for the aforementioned DLC in which his father sets off to mystical realms to save him. The soundtrack and Echoes of Ragnarok podcast provide a great environment and backstory to the Norse Mythology before The Forgotten Saga rogue-lite gamemode closes the story. The Last Chapter will have players say goodbye to Eivor as year two of AC: Valhalla ends by the end of 2022. 

10th Century CE ​

● Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants - Fate of the Gods 

The 10th Century doesn’t have much at the moment. Just the third book of the Young Adult series, Last Descendants - Fate of the Gods. This book takes place during the Battle of Fýrisvellir (985 CE) and is another viking story. 

12th Century CE ​

● Assassin's Creed: Altaïr's Chronicles 

● Assassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade 

○ Assassin's Creed: Echoes of History - Behind the Legends - Episode 8: Niccolo and Maffeo Polo 

● Assassin's Creed (webcomic) 

● Assassin's Creed 

○ Assassin's Creed: Official Game Guide 

○ Assassin's Creed: Limited Edition Art Book 

○ Assassin's Creed Soundtrack 

● Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines 

● Assassin's Creed: Reflections #2

The original Assassin’s Creed was released in 2007 and the 12th Century will incorporate all of Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad’s story across three games, a novel, a webcomic, and Issue #2 of Assassin’s Creed Reflections. The order shown above is the best way to learn about the Master Assassin, his family, and ideas for the Assassin’s Brotherhood. ​

13th Century CE ​

● Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants - Tomb of the Khan 

● Assassin's Creed: Fragments - The Highlands Children 

Young adult novels are all that is currently available for the 13th Century. The stories are on opposite ends of the known world (at the time) with Tomb of the Khan in Mongolia and The Highlands Children in Scotland. ​

14th Century CE 

● Assassin's Creed: The Hawk Trilogy (Semi-canon) Another semi-cannon comic series that takes place in the Bahri Dynasty of Egypt. The Genetic Memories are considered canon, but the Modern Day story of Jonathan Hawk is not. 

15th Century CE ​● Assassin's Creed: Heresy 

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Italian Wars: Chapter 3: Mario Auditore

● Assassin's Creed: Lineage 

● Assassin's Creed: Renaissance 

● Assassin's Creed II○ Assassin's Creed II - Prima Collector's Edition Guide ○ Assassin's Creed II Soundtrack ○ Assassin's Creed: Echoes of History - Behind the Legends - Episode 10: Leonardo da Vinci ○ Mister Ezio 

● Assassin's Creed: Recollection (Missions) (Shutdown) 

● Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization - Regressions: Subject: Emir

■ Assassin's Creed II: Battle of Forlì 

● Assassin's Creed II: Discovery 

● Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization 

● Assassin's Creed (Movie) 

○ Assassin's Creed: The VR Experience 

○ Assassin's Creed Movie Poster Book 

○ Assassin's Creed: Into the Animus 

○ Incredibuilds Assassin's Creed Hidden Blade Wood Model Figure Kit 

○ Assassin's Creed (Original Motion Picture Score) 

● Assassin's Creed: Rebellion (Non-canon) 

■ Assassin's Creed II: Bonfire of the Vanities 

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Italian Wars: Chapter 4: Perotto Calderon

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Roma: Chapter 1: Fiora Cavazza 

The 15th Century begins with Assassin’s Creed: Heresy, a story about Joan of Arc. Afterwards, players can dive into the first portion of the Ezio Collection by reading about his Uncle Mario in Project Legacy, his father in Lineage and then Ezio himself in either Assassin’s Creed II or the novelization Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance. The supplemental media is included as normal for a mainline title, plus an episode of Echoes of History and the last of the Mister/Misses series with Little Ezio. The 15th Century is also the period that contains the first of many games and websites that have been shut down with Assassin’s Creed: Recollection (though the mission text can still be read at the link provided in the checklist document). This century is also the first of multiple character entries from the Assassin’s Creed Movie novel, with a section about Emir and his ancestor Yusuf Tazim. Followed by the first DLC for Assassin’s Creed II: Battle of Forli. 

​The Assassin’s Creed Movie takes place alongside Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery and has some conflicting data points within. Supplemental content is grouped with the movie as with the games and a VR Experience is packaged in as well, the video is available on YouTube. For those looking for a long term mobile title, Assassin’s Creed Rebellion adapts the story from the movie in a non-canon release that has weekly events to collect your favorite Assassin’s Creed characters and have them traverse the many time periods of the AC universe. This is followed with the second DLC for Assassin’s Creed II: Bonfire of the Vanities. Lastly, the 15th Century wraps up with more chapters from Project Legacy. 

16th Century CE ​

● Assassin's Creed: Ascendance 

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Roma: Chapter 2: Giovanni Borgia

○ Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Roma: Chapter 3: Francesco Vecellio

● Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (The Official Novelization) 

● Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood ○ Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Collector's Edition: The Complete Official Guide ○ Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Soundtrack 

○ Assassin's Creed: Echoes of History - Behind the Legends - Episode 9: Lucrezia Borgia

● Assassin's Creed: Identity (Shutdown) ○ Niccolò Machiavelli's Journal (Semi-cannon) 

■ Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - The Da Vinci Disappearance 

● Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood of Venice ○ Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood of Venice - Roma ○ Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood of Venice - Creed vs Crows (Non-canon)

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Italian Wars: Chapter 1: Bartolomeo d'Alviano ○ Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Italian Wars: Chapter 2: Francesco Vecellio

● Assassin's Creed: Revelations (The Official Novelization) 

● Assassin's Creed: Revelations ○ Assassin's Creed: Revelations - The Complete Official Guide - Collector's Edition ○ Assassin's Creed: Revelations Soundtrack (The Complete Recordings) ○ Assassin's Creed: Arena 

● Assassin's Creed Volume 3: Homecoming 

● Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization - Regressions: Subject: Lin

● Assassin's Creed: Reflections #1 

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Roma: Chapter 4: Giovanni Borgia

● Assassin's Creed: Embers 

○ Assassin's Creed: Cinders (Non-canon) 

● Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China 

○ Assassin's Creed: Blade of Shao Jun (4 Volumes) (Non-canon) 

○ Assassin's Creed: The Ming Storm (Non-canon) 

■ Assassin's Creed: Turbulence in the Ming Dynasty (Non-canon) 

■ Assassin's Creed: The Desert Threat (Non-canon) 

■ AC Ming Storm Book #3 (Non-canon) 

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Devine Science: Chapter 1: Maria Amiel

● Assassin's Creed Volume 2: Setting Sun 

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Devine Science: Chapter 3: Elizabeth Jane Weston 

Ezio’s story continues into Assassin’s Creed: Ascendance (short film) and chapters from Project Legacy, bridging the gap to Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (plus supplementals) and the now-shutdown Assassin’s Creed: Identity (story missions are still available to read online). The first DLC for AC: Brotherhood - The Da Vinci Disappearance comes next and then the tabletop board game Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice and its first two expansions; Roma and Creed vs Crows (multiplayer mode). Project Legacy returns once more with two more chapters and then Ezio is off to Constantinople for Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. 

In addition to the normal strategy guide and soundtrack, AC: Revelations also has a board game that takes place in the same time period and setting with Assassin’s Creed: Arena where players control Templar agents. More single serving content follows with comics, book sections, and Project Legacy chapters that take place in this century and transitions from Ezio to Shao Jun in Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China after AC: Embers and the non-canon AC: Cinders (a fan contest runner up in a Weekly Shonen colab with Ubisoft). 

Assassin’s Creed: China is unique as the game itself is canon, but both the manga and novel adaptations are considered non-canon stories using the familiar character Shao-Jun as part of the Assassin’s Creed Stories transmedia line. These are great examples of Ubisoft wanting to allow artists and writers to explore the AC universe without worrying about the canonical story. However, there is always a chance they could be made canon in the future. The 16th Century wraps up with more comics and Project Legacy chapters. 

17th Century CE 

● Assassin's Creed: Fragments - Les Sorcières des Landes

● Assassin's Creed: Codename Hexe (Unconfirmed time period) 

● Assassin's Creed Volume 1: Trial by Fire 

● Assassin's Creed: Gold 

Witches are the theme of the 17th Century. A young adult novel (Assassin’s Creed: Fragments), Comic (Trial by Fire), and Assassin’s Creed: Codename Hexe all take place during various witch hunts/trials in the US and Europe. More information on Hexe will come in the future, but trailer analysis by Access the Animus have identified this time period as a very likely setting for the game. Outside of the witch themed content, Assassin’s Creed: Gold is an audiobook that visits The Great Recoinage in Great Britain and is voiced by a star studded cast. 

18th Century CE 

● Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization - Regressions: Subject: Nathan

● Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Blackbeard: The Lost Journal 

○ Assassin's Creed: Echoes of History - Behind the Legends - Episode 6: Blackbeard 

● Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (The Official Novelization) 

● Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 

○ Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - The Complete Official Guide - Collector's Edition 

○ The Art of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag 

○ Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Soundtrack 

○ Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Sea Shanty Edition 

○ Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Sea Shanty Edition, Vol. 2 

● Assassin's Creed: Awakening (2 Volumes)

● Assassin's Creed: Pirates 

● Assassin's Creed: Reflections #3 

● Assassin's Creed Webtoon 

● Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag: Freedom Cry 

○ Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag: Freedom Cry (Original Soundtrack)

● Assassin's Creed: Forsaken 

● George Washington's Notebook 

● Assassin's Creed: Rogue 

○ Assassin's Creed Rogue: Official Game Guide 

○ Assassin's Creed: Rogue (Original Soundtrack) 

○ Assassin's Creed: Rogue (Sea Shanty Edition) 

● Assassin's Creed III 

■ Assassin's Creed III: Benedict Arnold 

○ Assassin's Creed III - The Complete Official Guide - Collector's Edition ○ The Art of Assassin's Creed III 

○ Assassin's Creed III (Original Game Soundtrack) 

○ Assassin's Creed: Echoes of History - Behind the Legends - Episode 5: Benjamin Franklin 

○ Assassin's Creed: Echoes of History - Behind the Legends - Episode 7: Paul Revere 

■ Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington 

● Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington Soundtrack

● Assassin's Creed: The Official Movie Novelization - Regressions: Subject: Moussa

● Assassin's Creed: Liberation 

○ Assassin's Creed: Liberation Soundtrack 

● Assassin's Creed: Unity

○ Assassin's Creed Unity Collector's Edition: Prima Official Game Guide ○ The Art of Assassin's Creed: Unity 

○ Assassin's Creed: Unity (Original Soundtrack, Vol. 1) 

○ Assassin's Creed: Unity (Original Soundtrack, Vol. 2) 

○ Assassin's Creed: Unity (Original Soundtrack) [Bonus Tracks] 

○ Assassin's Creed: Echoes of History - Behind the Legends - Episode 4: Marquis de Sade 

■ Assassin's Creed: Unity - Nomad Missions 

● Assassin's Creed: Unity (Novel) 

● Assassin's Creed: Project Widow 

● Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - Aveline 

● Assassin's Creed FCBD 2016 Edition - The Chair 

○ Assassin's Creed: French Revolution 

■ Assassin's Creed: Unity - Dead Kings 

● Assassin's Creed: Unity Dead Kings (Original Game Soundtrack) 

● Assassin's Creed: Reflections #4 

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Devine Science: Chapter 4: Frater V.O.V.

The 18th Century contains the largest amount of content with transmedia and supplements from five games/spin-offs including the entire Kenway Saga, Rogue, Liberation, and Unity. While Ezio had the most titles with himself as the lead, the 18th Century is a continuous continuation of game after game where characters cross paths and expand the Assassin’s Creed universe over 80 years. It is also a starting point for many items that branch off, telling stories for individual supporting cast members such as Duncan Walpole, Moussa, and Haytham Kenway. It is also the only century that has an alternative story with the DLC The Tyranny of King Washington for Assassin’s Creed III.

19th Century 

● Assassin's Creed: Templars - Vol. 2: Cross of War 

● Assassin's Creed: Brahman 

○ Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India 

● Assassin's Creed: The Engine of History - The Magus Conspiracy 

○ Assassin's Creed: The Engine of History - The Resurrection Plot 

● Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants 

● Assassin's Creed: Underworld 

● Assassin's Creed: Syndicate 

○ Assassin's Creed: Syndicate Official Strategy Guide: Collector's Edition ○ The Art of Assassin's Creed: Syndicate 

○ Assassin's Creed: Syndicate (Original Game Soundtrack) 

○ The Syndicate 

■ Assassin's Creed: Syndicate: The Last Maharaja 

● Assassin's Creed: Fragments - The Blade of Aizu 

● Assassin's Creed Last Descendants - Locus 

■ Assassin's Creed: Syndicate: Jack the Ripper 

● Assassin's Creed: Syndicate: Jack the Ripper (Original Game 


● Assassin's Creed: Echoes of History - Behind the Legends - 

Episode 3: Jack the Ripper 

● Assassin's Creed: The Fall

The 19th Century slows down with a focus on Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and its DLC. Prior to this title are tales in Tripoli with Templars Vol. 2 and across Europe in The Engine of History Trilogy (still in development). Last Descendants returns for the final two (technically the first two) releases from their series, as well as another YA novel with AC: Fragments - The Blade of Aizu. The story of Nikolai Orelov, of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia opens with The Fall and will continue as the years turn over to the 20th Century. 

20th Century 

● Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Abstergo Files 

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Holidays 

● Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia 

○ Assassin's Creed: The Chain 

● Assassin's Creed: Templars Vol. 1: Black Cross 

○ Assassin's Creed FCBD 2016 Edition - Great Wall 

● Assassin's Creed: Escape the Lost Pyramid (VR Escape Game) 

● Assassin's Creed: Uprising Vol. 2: Inflection Point 

● Assassin's Creed: Conspiracies 

● Assassin's Creed: Bloodstone (2 Books) 

The 20th Century ends the Genetic Memory gameplay that has been released thus far. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia continues as the last of the video games (as of 2022) to be released. From here, the comics take over as the drive that progresses the story of Assassin’s Creed. A few website collections of data begin detailing Abstergo Industries and how the Modern Day will become the focus come the 2000s.

21st Century ​ ○ James Morse's Email 

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Extras 

● Assassin's Creed: Revelations - The Lost Archive 

● Abstergo Story 

● Abstergo Data 

● Assassin's Creed Unity: Abstergo Entertainment - New Employee Handbook

● Assassin's Creed: Uprising Vol.1: Common Ground ○ Assassin's Creed: Uprising Vol.3: Finale 

● Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood of Venice - Tokyo XXI 

Abstergo Industries/Entertainment become the focus of the Modern Day story as these present day Templars fight the likes of Desmond Miles, Layla Hassan, and Charlotte Cruz of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. Between the website, Project Legacy, the files from the multiplayer of AC III & IV, and the Abstergo Entertainment - New Employee Handbook, the player can learn everything they need to about the series’ long standing antagonists. It is also here that we see the ending of the transmedia that has a single time period as from here on, reference books and databases are all that remain in the huge line of content for the series. The timeline will end with the final expansion of the Brotherhood of Venice tabletop game with Tokyo XXI. 

Additional Data 

● Assassin's Creed: Memories 

● Assassin's Creed: Initiates 

○ The Network Podcast***

● Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy - Contracts 

● Assassin's Creed: Revelations - Discover Your Legacy 

This section of the timeline are websites and applications that are no longer available for viewing, but are archived on the Assassin’s Creed Wiki and Access the Animus. Links for these are provided in the checklist itself for your reading pleasure. 

***Note on The Network Podcast*** One of the hosts, Andrien (@EscoBlades) was reported in 2020 for abuses against women. While I do not support this man in any form, the podcast which was also hosted by Stephen O'Neill (@SickSteeny) & Gabe Graziani (@GabeGraziani) who I feel should not be shadowed by this person. 

Reference Books 

● Assassin's Creed Atlas 

● Assassin's Creed: The Complete Visual History 

● Assassin's Creed Encyclopedia 1.0 ○ Assassin's Creed Encyclopedia 2.0 

○ Assassin's Creed Encyclopedia 3.0 ● Assassin's Creed: The Essential Guide (2016) 

○ Assassin's Creed: The Essential Guide (2020) 

● Assassin's Creed - Between Journeys, Truths and Plots 

● Assassin's Creed: A Walk Through History (1189-1868) 

● Assassin’s Creed : 2500 Years of History 

● Assassin's Creed Infographics● Assassin's Creed: The Complete Character Guide - Ezio Collection 

● Assassin's Creed: The Official Collection (80 Issues) 

● The Making of Assassin's Creed - 15th Anniversary Edition 

The reference section of the timeline contains all of the databases of information about the games. As you can see, the Encyclopedia and the Essential Guide have updated editions to include additional titles from the series as it progressed and the Making of Assassin’s Creed - 15th Anniversary Edition celebrates the series as of 2022. A few titles in this section are French exclusive releases; Between Journeys, Truths and Plots & Assassin’s Creed : 2500 Years of History. This is also where the magazine series The Official Collection is kept, a series exclusive to the UK and more recently Mexico. 

Miscellaneous Books 

● Assassin's Creed: Escape Room Puzzle Book 

● Assassin's Creed: Manual of the Brotherhood ○ Assassin's Creed: Manual of the Templars 

● Assassin's Creed: The Official Colouring Book 

● Assassin's Creed: Where's the Assassin? 

● Assassin's Creed: The Culinary Codex If you are looking for a fun puzzle book, or something to express your creative side, this is the section for you. While the Manual of the Brotherhood/Templars is a Spanish release, the other titles are available in English and will be available for purchase once the Escape Room Puzzle Book releases at the end of 2022.

Announced Titles 

● Assassin's Creed: Codename Red 

● Assassin's Creed: Invictus 

● Assassin's Creed Live Action Series 

● Assassin's Creed Mobile Game 

This completes the current checklist for the Extended Universe of Assassin’s Creed. All that remains are the currently announced, but still in production titles that have little to no information, or are listed under internal codenames. As more information is made available to the public, we here at The Ones Who Came Before will provide an update to this list for you to refer back to in the future. While the list is already massive, with 275 pieces of media to consume, it is my personal hope that it continues to grow as the largest playground for history.

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Mike Smith is a collector of all things Assassin's Creed and a major supporter for the transmedia platform for the series. With nearly a full library of Assassin's Creed media, he is exploring the universe in order of Genetic Memory and waiting eagerly for the next story to be released.

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