Holy Crap, the Assassin's Creed Art Book is Amazing

The Assassin's Creed series, a long-running favourite here on Fine Art, finally has a coffee table book worthy of its production values with the franchise's fancy encyclopaedia.

I got my hands on a copy today, and while it's not just an art book, the concept and promotional pieces dominating the pages certainly make that the main attraction.

While the project began life as a mere art book, it grew into a full-blown encyclopaedia, complete with historical notes, character bios and in-depth explanations of the series' backstory.

Those picking up the collector's edition of Assassin's Creed: Revelations (in Europe and Australia, at least) will get the same black copy featured in the gallery above. If anyone else wants one, you can buy a white version - which features additional content - from Ubisoft's online store.

To see the larger pics in all their glory (or so you can save them as wallpaper), right-click on the "expand" icon on the main image above and select "open in new tab".

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Holy Crap, the Assassin's Creed Art Book is Amazing

Holy Crap, the Assassin's Creed Art Book is Amazing

Holy Crap, the Assassin's Creed Art Book is Amazing

Holy Crap, the Assassin's Creed Art Book is Amazing

Holy Crap, the Assassin's Creed Art Book is Amazing

Holy Crap, the Assassin's Creed Art Book is Amazing

Holy Crap, the Assassin's Creed Art Book is Amazing