SAN FRANCISCO--Today Ubisoft announces that Hollywood actress Kristen Bell will appear in Ubisoft's highly anticipated video game, Assassin's Creed. Kristen Bell will play a key character in Assassin's Creed, whose mysterious role is an important part of the game's intricate storyline.
"It was crucial to find an actress who could convey the emotional range and talent needed to play this key character in the Assassin's universe," said Jade Raymond, producer for Assassin's Creed. "Kristen Bell is a remarkable actress who was able to bring her character to life in a dynamic way that I don't think anyone else could have done properly. Her professionalism and dynamic personality were a perfect fit for this project."
"I was a big video gamer growing up, so working on Assassin's Creed is my chance to be a part of video game history," said Kristen Bell. "It's something completely different than what I've done before, so it's cool I get to branch out and try another entertainment medium. I was attracted to this project because of the intelligent storyline and the character I play. Plus I admire the artistry of the graphics of video games. I look forward to seeing what my character will look like and I can't wait to play the game and see if I can beat it!"
Assassin's Creed will be available in North America in November for the PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, with an MSRP of $59.99 and the Limited Edition priced at $69.99 - Assassin's Creed is rated "M" for Mature by the ESRB. For more information, please visit http://www.assassinscreed.com.
About Kristen Bell
One of the hottest and most sought-after young actresses in Hollywood, Kristen Bell rocketed to stardom as the title character on the series "Veronica Mars." She recently joined the cast of "Heroes" to great fanfare and gives voice to the narrator on the popular new CW series, "Gossip Girl." Kristen's upcoming projects include the title role in the Judd Apatow-produced feature film "Forgetting Sarah Marshal," "Fanboys" and the animated feature "Sheepish."
About Assassin's Creed
The game is set in 1191 AD, when the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, the Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. Players will assume the role of the main character, Altair, and will have the power to throw their immediate environment into chaos and truly experience the art of a master assassin.
In 2006, Assassin's Creed received the Game Critics Award: Best of E3 2006 for "Best Action-Adventure Game" and swept the "Best PS3 Game" category across numerous video game Web sites.(1)
(1) 1UP "Best PS3 Game," GameSpot "Best PLAYSTATION 3 Editors' Choice Winner," GameSpy "Best of E3 PS3 Game of the Show," Games Radar "Best of E3 PLAYSTATION 3," GameTrailers "Best of Show," IGN "Best PS3 Game of the Show."
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