Ubisoft is turning into the Oprah Winfrey of the gaming world. You get an Assassin’s Creed game! You get an Assassin’s Creed game! Everyone gets an Assassin’s Creed game! Yesterday, Ubisoft announced the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles trilogy, which will take players to China, India and Russia and follow the stories of three cult Assassins. Check out the announcement trailer below.
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.
The first chronicle, releasing on April the 22nd, will be available for download on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC. 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.
In the first chronicle you embody Shao Jun, the last remaining Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood. Shao Jun, newly trained by assassin legend Ezio Auditore, is hell-bent on exacting vengeance and restoring her fallen Brotherhood. Unlike her fellow assassins, Shao Jun has a completely unique style of combat. Shao Jun’s empowering combat arsenal includes dangerous close-combat martial arts, a powerful Kian Sword, and her unique hidden shoe blade.
These smaller bit size stories give us glimpses into the lives of other assassins spanning several different timelines. It will be interesting to see what Ubisoft does with the new characters that are being introduced and how they will fit into the over-arching plot. Be on the look out for Assassin’s Creed Chronicles in April, with the other chronicles releasing further down the line.