Ubisoft and Cryptozoic Entertainment are teaming up to create a board game called Assassin's Creed: Arena scheduled for release Feb. 26, according to a post on Ubisoft's official blog.
The $50 board game is set in Constantinople and includes Templars from Assassin's Creed: Revelations. With each turn, players draw an Event card, which can affect the entire board or the player alone. Follow the card's directions, and then it's time to make a choice: attack, hide or move. A set of Action cards will tell players how far they can move during an attack and how much damage they'll deal. The cards, which players can earn for performing actions, also serve as hit points. Run out of cards, and it's game over — at least until you respawn back at your starting point.
Assassin's Creed: Arena is designed for 2-4 players and, according to Cryptozic's official site, games will last 30-45 minutes.
Cryptozoic Entertainment also publishes the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. Last year, when the creator of The Doom that Came to Atlantic City canceled the game after being funded through Kickstarter, Cryptozoic stepped in to bring the game to market.