Ubisoft Unleashes Assassin Wars On Facebook

Ubisoft is calling it Project Legacy, but the newly launched Facebook training simulator for Templar front company Abstergo Industries is as Mafia Wars as they come.

Use your action points to complete memories, earning experience points and money in the process. Some missions require items you can either buy or earn through other missions. Completing missions unlocks more missions. Completing all missions in a memory unlocks more memories.

That's Project Legacy in a nutshell. It's very Mafia Wars, but it also manages to improve upon Zynga's social mob simulator on several levels. For instance, if you need an item for a mission and don't own it yet, you can purchase it directly from the mission screen. If you need an item that you earn in another mission, you click a button to go to that mission. Once you have the item, hit back and you return to the previous mission.

The whole thing is presented in the form of an Abstergo Industries training simulator. As you begin the game you are asked a series of questions. Once you finish answering them, you proceed to the Animus, where you'll relive key moments in Templar history through the eyes of your ancestors.

You'll have to complete missions multiple times to synchronise them, but as you do, a story actually unfolds in the mission window, which is more than what generally happens in Mafia Wars.

As an added bonus, players will be able to earn Uplay points through the game, which can be redeemed for rewards in many of Ubisoft's latest releases.

As Mafia Wars type games go, it's a rather slick example. See for yourself by playing Project Legacy on Facebook right now.


    I have already finished the story of this game (took about 5-6 days to complete) and it was FANTASTIC. Ties in very well with characters from AC2 and those that dig anything AC are going to love this.

    The first chapter is pretty basic, really it is a tutorial but it does pick up.

    Sounds awesome, but I'm extremely uncomfortable sharing all my information with these companies. Why do they need to see my friends list and personal details to play a game? Oh, I know why, to sell it to marketing companies...

      Watch out, the "Man" is going to find out what you ate for dinner last night, better put on your foil hat!
      Seriously tho, as a rule of thumb don't put information on the internet you wouldn't want someone to find out or any one could use maliciously. Any information you put out on the internet no longer belongs to you, it's not very hard to access any of your information.
      Alternatively you could just not worry about it and live without fear!

    it's pretty fun. only reason i've been on FB in 6 months.

    if you dug the AC storyline, especially AC2's, you'll enjoy this, i'm sure.

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