Posted on April 18, 2012 by Matthew Regier
American science fiction writer John L. Beiswenger, is suing Ubisoft on allegations that their franchise Assassin’s Creed and Beiswenger’s novel Link share a few too many similarities. The suit includes everything related to the Assassin’s Creed franchise. From the games, strategy guides, as well as the comic book series.
Beiswenger’s novel, which was published in 2003 contained a premise that ancestral memories could be “accessed, recalled, relived, and re-experiemented” in a new scientific process. The lawsuit lists quite a number of similarities. Everything from its narrative themes to the specific use of individual words.