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This Week in Assassin's Creed Virtual Photography: 6th - 12th August 2022

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13/08/22                                By Aaron Young                           Edited by Ashlea Blackett

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Welcome to our weekly virtual photography roundup hosted by Aaron Young from The AC Partnership Program. 

Every week I will be picking our top 5 favourite Assassin’s Creed shots and showcasing them on The Ones Who Came Before website, in order to promote virtual photography and talented content creators within the community.  

Aaron is a keen virtual photographer and loves to post his journeys through Assassin’s Creed on Twitter. 

Keep an eye on the site as more weekly shots are added, we are looking for capture across all Assassin’s Creed games. Tag your photos to the #TOWCBWeeklyCapture for a chance to be featured.

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1) Cloak

Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla                  Platform: PS5

This week’s first capture comes from @Junos_Wings over on Twitter.  

First up this week we have a bit of nostalgia, with Eivor dressed in Ezio’s Master Assassin outfit. I love the colour tones of this shot, as it add a certain quality to the photo. The light and the dark make for great symbolism of what Assassin’s Creed is all about.

The shot is from a set that is truly beautiful and inspiring. Captures showcasing old outfits in the newer games give us a sense of what a next gen Ezio game would look like. 

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About the Author

Aaron is a passionate Assassin's Creed fan who recently joined TOWCB AC Partnership Program as an Online Article Writer.

Throughout 2022, Aaron and other writers will be joining the admin team in a collaborative effort to create an Assassin's Creed Valhalla Guide Database, which you can find here.

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5) Ratonhnhake:ton

Game: Assassin’s Creed III

The final capture of the week comes from @nkeiiin over on Twitter. 

I thought it only right we end the showcase with Connor himself. What a stunning portrait of the Colonial Assassin. The black background with the light pouring down onto Connor adds such an epic feel to this capture. I love the positioning as it showcases the eagle on the hood and touches of the blue on his outfit.

 

I am also won over by the fact the bow and arrows can been seen on his back. The first playable Assassin with a bow, such good times. Checkout the set below for two more breath taking shots. 

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And that sums it up for this week’s Assassin’s Creed virtual photography recap list!

Thank you for checking out this week’s photo collection. This would not be possible without the virtual photographers out there so a huge thanks to them. Until next week keep those shots coming in!

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2) Huntress

Game: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Photo number two comes from @Birgamerinalbu1 over on Twitter.

Next up we head to Greece for a bit of Kassandra dressed as a true huntress. This photo reminds me of the Assassin’s Creed graphic novels. From memory there wasn’t a comic to go alongside Odyssey which is a shame.

 

I am always a fan of people getting creative with their virtual photography. The lighting behind Kassandra really helps accentuate her magnificent hair, but also does a great job of highlighting the incredible face paint of this set. 

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3) Desmond                 Game: Assassin’s Creed III

This week’s third shot comes from @FrameHoldPhotos a member of our Assassin’s Creed VP Twitter Community.

Photo number three takes us to this week’s AC15 celebration with Desmond, the modern assassin.

This is the first time I have featured a modern day piece of VP and I am shocked these section don’t get more love.

 

This capture really does give us an insight into what a modern day game could feel like. I always prefer the historical stuff but I would 100% love a modern day game or even a substantial DLC. Hoods, bows and swords in a city would be like AC meets Marvel and I would be down for that. 

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4) Wolf               Game: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Platform: Xbox Series S

VP number four comes from @Huldera1 a member of our Assassin’s Creed VP Twitter Community.

I always enjoy wildlife shots from Assassin’s Creed games. The way the animals interact in the world is truly amazing. This impressive capture has three key elements and they all stand out in different ways.

 

The colour of the sky is so rich, the grass slightly out of focus makes you feel like you’re there. Of course the growling wolf is the standout, fantastic timing to align all these elements. I wonder if Eivor made it away alive.