High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Assassin's Creed is an award-winning video game series that currently consists of five games, several short films, and a novel. Between the five games, they have made appearances on the iPhone, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and Xbox 360 platforms. The two main games in the franchise were developed by Ubisoft Montreal, with the handheld titles developed by Gameloft and Gryphonite Studios, with additional development by Ubisoft Montreal. All games in the franchise are published by Ubisoft. The main plot arc of the series revolves around a bartender named Desmond Miles as he is captured by megacorporation Abstergo Industries. Using a device known as the Animus, Desmond is forced to relive his ancestors' memories, who were all assassins, in order to recover artifacts, called the "Pieces of Eden", for Abstergo. While the original assassin ancestor of Desmond was Altaïr, the most recent games feature another assassin from Renaissance Italy named Ezio.