Assassin’s Creed 4 Promotional Painting Gives Players a Chance to be a Part of History

If you want to become part of a historic painting created by “one of Europe’s finest cultural institutions,” now’s your chance. Ubisoft is taking the historical element of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag and using it to promote its game in EMEA territories in an unusual way — by making a massive Assassin’s Creed inspired oil painting with your face in it.

Set during the Golden Age of Piracy, the painting appropriately portrays a high seas battle in the vein of the game. In Black Flag, players use Captain Edward Kenway, privateer turned pirate, who sails the Caribbean looking for treasure.

In the painting, which depicts three ships clashing, Ubisoft is choosing 137 fan faces to include in its self-proclaimed masterpiece, which will go on display at the Musee de la Marine gallery in France for one month. It will also be available for viewing online.

To be included, you choose a character in the painting and express “as much emotion and passion as you can muster.” The picture is uploaded through the website and onto the character of your choice. Voting is decided by the community as to which photos will be included in the final painting. Ubisoft claims sharing your character faces through Facebook and Twitter will increase your chances.

Pre-order customers who are members of the VIP program The Watch get first dibs on the contest, as well as bonus in-game content for AC4. If you live in America, however, you’re out of luck. Visiting the website gives us American’s the message, “Unfortunately the competition is not open to your country but you are welcome to explore the painting.”

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag releases on October 29, and the painting will go on display from Nov. 4 to Dec. 3.

Source: Defy History – Assassin’s Creed