Take Your Place Aboard the Black Flag
Ubisoft have announced a once in a lifetime opportunity, a chance for you to become a genuine part of the Assassin's Creed universe. Like a sort of real world first mate, if you will. In the shape of an 18th century style oil-painting. A grand total of a whopping 137 applicants will be painstakingly painted in amidst the rich scenery of the sixth entry in the core Assassin's Creed franchise. From the Ubisoft press announcment (typo included for your amusement):
"To becoming part of Assassin's Creed history, simply send images of yourself expressing as much emotion and passion as you can muster. Share your entry via social media, watch the artwork progress over time, and 'like' your favourite faces. Members THE WATCH, the premium service for the Assassin's Creed community, will have early access to the competition."
For more information, visit the official site for what they are calling 'The Watch' and get posing. There has been no closing date given as of yet, but the painting will be on display in the Musée de la Marine gallery in France from November 4th to December 3rd, so I expect it will be no later than the end September. They'll need time to paint it after all. So go on, let your inner narcissist out, breaking out those frilled shirts and get ye a'piratin'.