Ubisoft and Gree’s Assassin’s Creed: Utopia will not have the ability to unlock content in Assassin’s Creed III. The benefit of tying into the greater storyline is that the appeal of the fight between Assassins and Templars goes beyond people who play the games.

“There are no links between the games,” said Andreane Meunier. “But the narrative will lead into the ACIII narrative, since it’s a kind of pre-era to the Assassin’s Creed III era.”

“You’d be surprised to hear that some consumers of the Assassin’s Creed brand have never touched the HD game. We actually have a lot of people who are mostly into the narrative that have read the novels and things like that,” said Meunier. “We do feel like the product we’re offering actually answers a need that the community has expressed. Often we hear, ‘Oh, I’ve never played an Assassin’s Creed game, but I’ve seen my boyfriend/friend/brother play it, and I’m super-interested in the narrative but the gameplay is maybe not for me.’ We’ve done stuff on Facebook and people respond very well to it. People that are really into the narrative will really enjoy this game. It’s going to appeal to a broader audience than if it’s just the HD games.”

Source: Eurogamer