Ubisoft today announced an unusual offer for fans of the Assassin's Creed series. The game publisher has commissioned an oil painting from the Beaux-Arts school in Paris, France to commemorate the release of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and some fans' faces will be put into the painting.
137 Assassin's Creed fans in the U.K and Europe will have their faces put into the painting as pirates in the midst of a sea battle. Fans can use an interactive online version of the painting to pick a spot in the painting, then upload images of themselves via social media. Images can then be voted on while updates on the painting's progress are provided. Members of "The Watch" will get early access to the contest, which is not open to Assassin's Creed fans in the U.S. "The Watch" is an online VIP program for Assassin's Creed that Ubisoft launched back in April.
After being completed, the 2.3 x 4.5 meter (7.5 x 14.8 feet) paintingwill be hung in France's National Navy Museum gallery from November 4 to December 3. A video demonstrating how Ubisoft envisions fans interacting with the competition has also been released: