We’ve heard a little bit aboutAssassin’s Creed Chronicles already, in that we knew China would be an action game that Unity season pass holder could get for free. But today, comes the reveal of a TRILOGY of these Chronicles adventures. Each one will use the same 2.5D style of gameplay and allow gamers to explore locations all over the globe, taking control of characters previously feature in animated short films or graphic novels.
Today, Ubisoft® announced the Assassin’s Creed® Chronicles trilogy, which will take players to China, India and Russia and follow the stories of three famous Assassins. The first chronicle, set in China, will be available April 21 in North and South America and April 22 in EMEA territories, for download on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. Assassin’s Creed® Chronicles: China will be followed by Assassin’s Creed® Chronicles: India and Assassin’s Creed® Chronicles: Russia, which will release separately.
Developed by Climax Studios in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles brings the thrill of being a Master Assassin to 2.5D. Players will journey to three distinct civilizations and time periods throughout history including the Ming dynasty at the start of its downfall, the Sikh Empire as it prepares for war in India and the aftermath of the Red October revolution. Each chronicle stands on its own with a unique setting, art style, story and Assassin, but is tied together narratively.
Players will embody legendary Assassins, including Shao Jun from the animated short Assassin’s Creed Embers™, and Arbaaz Mir and Nikolaï Orelov from the Assassin’s Creed graphic novels. Slay from the shadows, master the art of parkour and take the leap of faith in a collection of stunning, living paintings. Each chronicle has its own artistic signature, from the beautiful brush paintings of China to the vibrant colors of India and the distinctive propaganda art style of Russia.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China will be available for $9.99 on April 21.
While I can’t say I’m a fan of the Assassin’s Creed games, I like the idea of them trying something new with these Chronicles titles. Hopefully they can offer up a different enough experience for gamers to enjoy, and will expand upon the brand in positive ways. Will you guys been checking them out?