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Assassin's Creed producer speaks out, we listen intently [update 1]

Not to belittle the feminist movement, or to say something that makes it seem like girls are material things, but the producer of Assassin's Creed, Jade Raymond, is quite beautiful. A beautiful, intelligent gamer? Not just that, friends! She's helping to make games for our enjoyment. Raise your bottles and toast this lady, for she makes our lives that much sweeter. No bottles? Hmm... then, raise your controllers! Let's see what she's going to tell us about Assassin's Creed.

  • The game was never intended as a part of the Prince of Persia universe (although we still hold to our hypothesis that the engine being used will be seen in future PoP titles)
  • The game is based on the book Alamut, by the Slovenian writer Vladimir Bartol.
  • As far as stealth or action, it seems focused on fast-paced action, while being "socially stealthy" -- blending into crowds to get close for an attack or to escape undetected. No sneaking around corners or hiding in shadows, though.
  • Why the Crusades as a setting? Jade replies: "We really believe as a company that in order to reach the next level in entertainment, you need to look for richer subject matter and for there to be more meaning and depth to games." So, since this is a pretty rich part of history that's been relatively untapped in gaming, it does seem a good choice.
  • There's a big twist in the game. It's not quite a sci-fi quirk, but there are elements relating to the modern day. This is interesting news, honestly. Twists are good.
  • There are some heavy RPG elements to the game -- a goal being the "satisfaction of levelling up".
  • Like the time rewind in Prince of Persia games, there's some secret gameplay element when you get in big trouble in Assassin's Creed... but... it's still under wraps. Damn.

There's more, but these were the points that made us stroke our beards and go "hmmm". Maybe your reaction was different, maybe not. Either way, check out the pieces we didn't cover and continue to get excited for this game, even though it's not coming for a while.

[update: If you're interested in the book Alamut, check it out on Amazon.com!]

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1. Yep. Easily the best looking video game producer I've ever seen.

Posted at 1:02PM on Nov 10th 2006 by Andrew Yoon

2. Sorta not on topic about games. But I would have to concur, she is a beautiful lady. I honestly did not think a lady as pretty as her would ever be involved in the gaming indusry.

Thanks for the headup on that book, I would have to look for it and maybe pick it up. Something to hold me over until the game comes out.

Posted at 1:15PM on Nov 10th 2006 by kman79

3. woah, looker! we're so used to seeing dorky game makers on the pages of our favorite blogs - nice change. and really looking forward to the game.

Posted at 1:25PM on Nov 10th 2006 by dalenorth

4. GL puts on his "Bushido hat."

Jade betrayed Sony. Jade embarrassed Sony fans. She should have said that AC was multi-platform from the start instead of implying to us it was just a PS3 title.

Assassin's Creed? How ironic. She assassinated the honor of the Ubisoft Sony relationship.

Posted at 5:47PM on Nov 10th 2006 by GL

5. no way is that hot chick the producer of assassians creed. no freggin way i dont believe it.

Posted at 9:26PM on Nov 10th 2006 by chillski

6. she is hot... need more photos of her ;)

Posted at 9:42PM on Nov 10th 2006 by Sin Adam

7. ya, she is pretty hot. really cute face.

Posted at 1:27AM on Nov 11th 2006 by robertototototo

8. "Assassin's Creed? How ironic. She assassinated the honor of the Ubisoft Sony relationship."

Does Ubisoft really have that great of a relationship with Sony? After all, they ARE making what... 7 or so games for the Wii, all available in the launch window?

Anyways, I don't think that this trivial matter would hurt the relations between the companies anyways. Ubisoft and Sony are both giants in gaming, and mis-announcing a system's exclusivity or lack thereof won't damage either, most likely.

Posted at 7:16PM on Nov 11th 2006 by Shiro

9. Get laid.

And fyi, GI, Assassin's Creed was first announced as a next-gen multiplatform game - "Project Assassins"

Posted at 10:06PM on Nov 11th 2006 by synce

10. wow..she hot....

Posted at 10:45PM on Nov 11th 2006 by Mikey

11. YES!!! See mom! not all gamers are nerdy!!

Posted at 1:55PM on Nov 17th 2006 by Dan

12. This is one hot lady, forget the gaming and let me see whats inside her mind.

Posted at 2:20AM on Nov 19th 2006 by thejerk

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