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Assassin's Creed gets sued by novelist, may delay Assassin's Creed III

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The Keller Law Firm, LLC filed a lawsuit on behalf of novelist John L. Beiswenger against Ubisoft due to the story of Assassin's Creed sharing "many similarities" to one of his novels, LINK. The lawsuit calls for a court-ordered injunction to derail the release of Assassin's Creed 3 this October.

Kelley Clements Keller, Esq., spokesperson and legal representative for Beiswenger, said, “We appreciate the passionate pleas of loyal fans [of the game series] for us to call off this action, but the issue here is enforcing Mr. Beiswenger’s federally registered rights in his copyrighted work. No company or individual has the right to usurp any such protected content for their own personal gain.

Beiswenger’s book, LINK, was published in 2003. The story revolves around the "conception and creation of the Link device and process through which the user accesses, relives, and re-experiences the memories of the user’s ancestors." This is similiar to the plot of Assassin's Creed which is based upon the use of a device called the Animus that allows the user to visit the memories of their ancestors via their DNA memory.

Keep checking XboxEdge.com where we will bring you the latest news regarding the lawsuit and release of Assassin's Creed III.

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