ByMarlon L, writer at
Tried rocking the mustache for a bit.
Marlon L

Fans of the hugely successful Ubisoft video game franchise Assassin's Creed can be sure that they will keep rolling out new stories from the past as long as people continue playing. There is enough corruption in our worlds' past to make an Assassin's Creed game for the next hundred years. But whether it be the Templars, pirates, or the Medici family, Assassin's Creed has burred the line between history and conspiracy so well that we often find ourselves spouting off questionable knowledge to our friends and co-workers about what may or may not be actually true. With the Assassin's Creed film underway through Ubisoft's Film devision, it makes it hard for us not to imagine the stories from previous AC games in a live-action setting. Upon reviewing the game's past plot points,(alliteration much?) I thought of the most obvious Assassin's Creed game. Robin Hood...

Yes, the story of Robin Hood could not be a more perfect setting for an Assassin's Creed installment. If you were born in the 80's and grew up in the 90's, you likely remember the best Robin Hood movie of all time, Kevin Reynolds' "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves", starring Kevin Kostner, Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, and the wonderfully creepy pre-Snape, Alan Rickman. This movie had it all. They took the childish Peter Pan looking Robin Hood we'd seen in the Disney movie and made it the dark, post-Crusades, torture ridden young adult story it was meant to be. Just the outfit alone is worth a game treatment.

Let's break down the exact movie elements that make for a great game. Flying fire-arrows and crossbows, big convoluted castles with plenty of hay stocks to safely fall, sword fighting, evil witches, so many horses, and not to mention Sherwood forest. But if that isn't enough to warrant some awesome AC action, how is this: some historians say that if Robin Hood did exist, he and his followers were most likely Knights Templar! Come on! This is too perfect. As one user pointed out, King Richard the Lionheart was in the first AC installment, which I feel kind of connects the entire idea. For one second imagine a completely badass, dark-brown outfit with a forest green hood on our favorite assassin. Let's make this happen. Consider the petition started.

Would the best Robin Hood movie also make the best Assassin's Creed game? Tell us what you think...


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