This past weekend at Parco (from Friday to Sunday), they had an Assassin’s Creed Art Exhibit. There was one in Tokyo back in August, one in Osaka not too long ago, and the final leg was here in Nagoya. For those who don’t know, Assassin’s Creed is, as Wikipedia calls it, “a historical science fiction third person action-adventure game series“. I’ve only played a little bit of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, but my boyfriend absolutely loves the games.
So, after work on Saturday night we headed over to take a look. The artwork in the game is awesome, so I was looking forward to it.
The first picture here is just an ad that was in the building, and the second is the front of the exhibit. I wasn’t expecting it to look so nice and clean like it did.
They had a few ‘sections’. There was the ‘white wall’ part, where you were allowed to take photos of any of the pieces there.
After that, they had a few pieces on podiums. The ‘black wall’ section (where you couldn’t take photos) housed artwork from artists that are known for other games and styles. That was pretty interesting, but I didn’t like a lot of them, haha. Opposite to the artwork was a television, that played trailers, both Japanese and English, from all of the games on repeat, including Revelations.
Rounding the corner from there, lead you to the goods tables. They had posters, iPhone cases, clear files, postcards, t-shirts, pictures, and ceramic plates. They also had two figures that were being sold via private auction. The poster there is the one that they were selling, minus the autographs. I have NO idea why they had members from SKE48 (a ridiculous pop idol group comprised of not overly talented girls that stemmed from AKB48…) come and sign it, but okay.
My boyfriend ended up buying a poster (no photo, because then I’d have to take it out of the wrapping… and yeah, that just would not be pretty, not to mention it’s the same as the flier), a couple postcards, and a couple of clear files. The bag they gave you when you bought stuff was nice, and they also included fliers.
It wasn’t super busy, but it was a nice exhibit and it was cool to see the art outside of the game. My boyfriend really wanted one of the posters that was advertising the exhibit throughout the Parco building, but in the end, we decided that stealing them might not be the best plan, haha.
Seeing all the artwork makes me want to really play the game. I guess so much so, that I dreamt about it last night. Well, we’ll see how it goes!