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Published on October 9th, 2014 | by gareth


Assassin’s Creed Unity: Abstergo Entertainment: Employee Handbook: Case File 44412 Announced

Due out November 11th, 2014, Assassin’s Creed Unity is the seventh major installment from Ubisoft®’s best-selling videogame franchise.


Coinciding with the release of the highly-anticipated new game, Assassin’s Creed Unity: Abstergo Entertainment: Employee Handbook: Case File 44412 (Insight Editions / $45.00 / November 11, 2014) gives readers an in-depth look at the inner workings of Abstergo Industries, the mysterious organization at the heart of the Assassin’s Creed® franchise.


Written by New York Times best-selling author Christie Golden and featuring original illustrations by Andy Belanger and Karl Kerschl, this innovative, immersive companion book is designed to resemble a set of case files providing a glimpse into the working lives of employees within Abstergo Industries, the company behind the technology that allows characters to experience a subject’s genetic memory—a cornerstone of the game’s narrative. In addition to Abstergo research, data, and confidential files, Assassin’s Creed Unity: Abstergo Entertainment: Employee Handbook also features artifacts that tie directly into the historical narrative of the latest installment, Assassin’s Creed Unity, scrapbooked into the pages as if discovered and preserved by Abstergo centuries later.


Interactive, in-depth, and beautifully illustrated, Assassin’s Creed Unity: Abstergo Entertainment: Employee Handbook is a must-have for any Assassin’s Creed enthusiast, granting a never-before-seen look at the fictional corporation at the heart of the blockbuster franchise.

About the Author:

Award-winning and seven-time New York Times best-selling author Christie Golden has written over 40 novels and several short stories in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Among her many projects are novels for Star Trek, Star Wars—including Fate of the Jedi, which she co-wrote with authors Aaron Allston and Troy Denning—as well as novels for Blizzard’s World of Warcraft and StarCraft franchises. Golden launched the TSR Ravenloft line in 1991 with her first novel, the highly successful Vampire of the Mists, which introduced elven vampire Jander Sunstar. Several original fantasy novels include On Fire’s Wings, In Stone’s Clasp, and Under Sea’s Shadow, the first three in her multibook fantasy series The Final Dance. Born in Georgia with stints in Michigan, Virginia, and Colorado, Golden has returned to the South for a spell and currently resides in Tennessee. Christie is the author of Insight Editions’ other Ubisoft book, Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™: Blackbeard: The Lost Journal.

About the Illustrators:

Andy Belanger works as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator out of the Montreal-based Studio Lounak; he does work in the mainstream comic market, plus a wide variety of work for the Canadian film and television industry. In the mainstream comic market, Belanger has worked for such comic publishers as DC Comics, WildStorm, Devil’s Due, and Boom! He is the artist on IDW’s four-volume adventure title Kill Shakespeare. The series has garnered glowing reviews—the New York Times described it as “gripping, violent and dark fun.” The acclaimed Broadway and Hollywood director Julie Taymor mentioned Kill Shakespeare on The Colbert Report, and Stephen Colbert replied, “Make that movie!” For DC Comics, Andy worked on Swamp Thing with Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire and is the creator of the DC digital comic series, Bottle of Awesome; for Image Comics, he worked on the newly announced Southern Cross; and he self-published the series Black Church. He loves dogs, cats, and anything involving monsters. He lives in Montreal.
Karl Kerschl is no stranger to the world of Assassin’s Creed. He co-wrote and co-illustrated three original Assassin’s Creed graphic novels: The Fall, The Chain, and the recently released Brahman. When he’s not working with Ubisoft, he’s drawing superhero comics for DC Comics and Marvel or updating his weekly webcomic, The Abominable Charles Christopher. You can find more of his work at He lives in Montreal.

About Insight Editions:

Insight Editions ( is a publisher focused on creating superlative illustrated books on photography, music, and popular culture. Lavishly produced and visually stimulating, every volume from Insight is dedicated to the skillful interplay of word and image. The books produced are unique works that combine the highest quality print production values with time-honored traditions of publishing and rich subject matter. Elegant and informative, books from Insight showcase the best of art and photography in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker’s craft.

About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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