It seems that Ubisoft is planning to create animated series for a number of its video game franchises. According to a recent report from The Hollywood Reporter, the publisher is planning on turning Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs into animated shows. It seems though, that these new adaptations won’t be directly based off of their video game inspirations, and will be taking some liberties with the source material.
The plan for the Rayman animated series is to make a family-friendly product similar to Ubisoft’s already existing Rabbids Invasion animated series. The Watch Dogs series will supposedly be quite different from the video game it’s based on, and is being described as a “cybermystery” aimed at tweens (which is quite evident from the cartoonish concept art). The art features a teen girl standing in the hallways of a school called “Ada Lovelace Middle School” with her hacker alter ego hinted at below.
The Far Cry series will be sticking closer to source material and will be based on the Far Cry 3 spinoff, Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon. It is called Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe, and will be aimed at mature audiences. Adi Shankar will be overseeing the series. Shankar is currently the producer of Netflix’s Castlevania animated series and is also working on the upcoming Devil May Cry series.
Ubisoft Film & Television Managing Director, Helen Juguet commented on the three upcoming series, stating, “One of the incubator’s key projects is to translate the essence of video games. Our goal is to translate that into an innovative visual and engaging storytelling in animation.”
It’s exciting to see Ubisoft moving in this direction and providing us with new stories within their big and varied video game universe. It will be interesting to see whether or not these series will be made part of their Uplay Plus subscription service in future.
Are you interested in watching any of Ubisoft’s upcoming animated series?