In case you hadn’t noticed, 2017 marks the tenth anniversary of Ubisoft’s time-travelling, mind-bending, science-twistingly expansive Assassin’s Creed franchise. This year also sees the release of the first new Assassin’s Creed in two years, so there’s reason to be excited. Here, we’ll be talking about our top picks for the best Assassin’s Creed merchandise around.
If you’ve been interested in video games over the past decade, you will no doubt have heard of Assassin’s Creed, even if you haven’t played any single game in the series. Thanks to the franchise’s premise – futuristic company Abstergo invents the ability to sent people back in time to relive the lives of their genetic ancestors through history and thus, uncover a great conspiracy – the series has gone many places over the years.
From the earliest entry which placed players in the shoes of Altair during the Third Crusade all the way to the last entry (for now) which let players loose on the streets and rooftops of Victorian-era London as Evie and Jacob Frye, twin assassin’s with a lot of attitude, Assassin’s Creed as a whole has allowed players to step into the shoes of many different characters in different historical eras, some even with vastly different views on morality and politics.
The franchise even got its own Hollywood treatment in the form of the 2016 movie adaptation which starred Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson, which received mixed reviews but still took home $240 million from the box office at the time of release.
Like a lot of successful Ubisoft franchises, the games simply could not be contained within a single mainline series and instead have spread across very nearly every system capable of playing games. Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PS4, Xbox One, iOS and Android have all found themselves with Assassin’s Creed related video games in their libraries and Ubisoft is only happy to support each release with a host of the finest in licensed merchandise relating to each new entry.
Given that the series is always changing its historical setting, the wealth of Assassin’s Creed merch out there covers a whole lot of ground. From futuristic looking hoodies and medieval gauntlets to buccaneer swords and ancient artefacts. If there is something cool that could be made from an Assassin’s Creed franchise, odds are good that Ubi has gone ahead and made it.
With that in mind, here is our guide to the absolute best of the best Assasin’s Creed merchandise, gifts and general stuff that’s out there and available to buy right now. If you consider yourself a die-hard AC fan (or you know someone who is), these are our top picks for the essential Assassin’s Creed stuff you should get.
Assassin’s Creed Hoodies and T-shirts
Assassin’s Creed Asymmetrical hoodie
One of the most subtle pieces of clothing featured on this entire list is this asymmetrical hoodie. It features the Abstergo logo on the chest as well as a tiny Assassin’s Brotherhood tag on the sleeve but apart from that it’s just a really high quality, slick looking hoodie that’s pretty much suitable for most occasions.
In the UK: Around £42 from EMP | In the US: Currently Unavailable
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Red Cross Jacket
It might be a bit more of a luxury item but this ‘Red Cross’ jacket based on Assassin’s Creed Rogue is as beautifully made as licensed merchandise can be. It features an Assassin’s insignia on the back and on the buttons but apart from that, it’s fairly nondescript.
Assassin’s Creed Wrap Coat
The Assassin’s Creed Wrap Coat is another luxury piece of clothing to grace this list. Featuring an asymmetric ‘wrapped’ design, a drawstring to adjust the fit, an oversized hood and an AC logo on the front, this one conjures plenty of style.
In the UK: Around £75 from EMP | In the US: Currently Unavailable
Assassin’s Creed Parkour hoodie
Based on Assassin’s Creed Syndicate’s general design choices, this ‘Parkour’ hoodie is halfway between Assassin’s Creed and Batman Arkham Asylum in terms of stylistic choices. Designed with insulation to keep your warm in the winter months as well as active and on the moon.
In the UK: Around £42 from EMP | In the US: Currently Unavailable
Assassin’s Creed Rogue hoodie
For the Templars amongst you, the Assassin’s Creed Rogue hoodie features a slick black and red design as well as an oversized AC logo across the back and a Templar cross on the collar.
Assassin’s Creed Bathrobe
That’s right, there’s not only an Assassin’s Creed bathrobe in existence and available to buy but two versions of an Assassin’s Creed bathrobe to buy. Whether you prefer white or black, the Creed franchise has you covered. Cover with this wool bathrobe, specifically.
Assassin’s Creed Slippers
Because you can’t own an Assassin’s Creed bathrobe without also owning a set of Assassin’s Creed slippers, right?
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Christmas Jumper
When the season of giving and family get-togethers rolls around, what better way to show your Brotherhood allegiance than with this extra festive Assassin’s Creed Syndicate themed Christmas Jumper. This knitted jumper features the Brotherhood insignia as well as a London landscape and, of course, reindeer. Because why not.
Assassin’s Creed collectables
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Skull Flag
If your love of Assassin’s Creed as a series is localised around arguably one of its best entries – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, that is – you may just want to go ahead and decorate your home/office/bathroom/car with this Black Flag themed flag. This thing features the Jolly Roger skull infused with the Brotherhood of Assassin’s insignia on an appropriately black flag.
Assassin’s Creed Limited Edition Collector’s Busts
Ubisoft itself will sell you some of the most extravagant Assassin’s Creed related merchandise. If you head over to the Ubisoft store, you’ll find a few key pieces including these extra fancy busts of various Creed protagonists through the ages including Altair, Ezio and Aveline. They’re luxury items and only for die-hard fans, but they’re some of the most interesting pieces of merchandise we’ve seen.
Assassin’s Creed Funko Pop! Vinyl figures
What pop culture phenomenon could truly call itself a phenomenon (or even live with itself, really) without having a line of Funko Pop! Vinyl figures dedicated to replicating its characters. The Assassin’s Creed franchise doesn’t have that problem, clearly, as there is a veritable bounty of Funko Pop! Vinyls based on various Assassin’s Creed protagonists through the years. Here are a few of the best ones available.
Assassin’s Creed books
Assassin’s Creed: The Complete Visual History
The beautifully bound hardcover book that is the Assassin’s Creed Complete Visual History tells the story of the creation of each game, all the way until Assassin’s Creed Unity’s launch. Through unseen concept art, character designs and stories from the games development, Matt Milner takes readers on a journey through the history of the franchise as a whole.
Assassin’s Creed movie merchandise
Assassin’s Creed on Blu-ray
The Assassin’s Creed movie itself, available now on Blu-ray. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons and is available in regular Blu-ray form, 3D Blu-ray form or even the fancy new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray format. Whether you consider yourself an Assassin’s Creed purist, an intense collector or you’re just a movie fan, this is one to add to the collection.
Assassin’s Creed Apple of Eden movie replica
This one may only make sense if you’ve actually seen the Assassin’s Creed movie, but if you have and you have a particular fondness for it and the items seen therein, you can grab yourself a life-size, detailed replica of the Apple of Eden. The Apple contains a set of Led lights as well as its own stand in order to look suitably ominous in your home or office.
Assassin’s Creed movie Aguilar statue and Maria statue
This set of officially licensed figurines from the movie version of Assassin’s Creed replicates both Michael Fassbender’s character Aguila as well as Marion Cotillard’s Maria. Each stands over 9 inches tall and atop their own base, which slot together when paired up to appear as a single statue.
Assassin’s Creed cosplay accessories
Edward Kenway’s Pistol replica weapon
Throughout Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Edward Kenway was seen brandishing a pair of these rather ornate, beautifully engraved musket pistols. Now, you can be the proud owner of one of these guns in replica form. Ideal for cosplays or just to display proudly on a shelf (a stand is sold separately), you’ll just have to be careful about where you bring this thing out in the open.
In the UK: Around £58 from Amazon UK | In the US: Currently Unavailable
For the Assassin’s Creed Syndicate fans amongst you, this Victorian-style top hat is a full-size replica of the top hat seen constantly worn by Jacob Frye throughout the Syndicate story. It’s an officially licensed replica and features the Brotherhood of Assassin’s insignia on the belt, too, so it should fit perfectly with any Jacob Frye cosplay outfit.
Another thing you may just need for a Jacob Frye outfit is a replica of Jacob’s iconic Cane Sword weapon. This (entirely plastic) replica stands 36 inches tall and the sword segment unsheaths from the cane itself to form a pair of faux-bladed weapons.
This faux-leather replica bracer is designed to replicate the one worn throughout the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag storyline by main character Edward Kenway, although technically it can be re-appropriated in order to work with most Creed cosplays or outfits. It bears the Brotherhood insignia across the forearm.
Musterbrand Assassin’s Creed Hooded Scarf Solomon’s Mantle
While not specifically designed as a cosplay item, this ‘Solomon’s Mantle’ hooded scarf from Musterbrand would be the perfect hood to complete or accompany a full Assassin brotherhood costume. Outside of that, you could just wear it on a daily basis if you really felt like it, it’s a bit of a show-stopper of an outfit choice.
Musterbrand Assassin’s Creed Hooded Scarf Lancaster
If the ‘Solomon’s Mantle’ hooded scarf above didn’t quite fit the bill for you, perhaps this ‘Lancaster’ edition will. This oversized hood is designed to complete any Creed-esque outfit or just to look serious and broody atop any normal everyday outfit instead and keep you warm in the winter. It features a button on the back that bears the ‘Brotherhood of Assassin’s’ insignia.
Those are a few of our top picks for the best Assassin’s Creed merchandise and gift ideas available from around the internet. Have we missed something special? Give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook and we’ll take a look.