Ubisoft has announced that the first installment of their side-scrolling Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, will be released tomorrow — April 21 — on Xbox One and Windows PC while the PlayStation 4 version will be released Wednesday, April 22.
In Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, you play as Shao Jun, a young assassin who just completed her training under legendary Assassin Ezio Auditore (which you can see in the short animated film, Assassin’s Creed: Embers).
In Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, players pick up Shao Jun’s story as she returns to China hell-bent on revenge. Her story will take players across China, to famous locations including the Maijishan Grottoes, Port of Macau, The Forbidden City and The Great Wall. Armed with stealth, agility, and a combination of deadly weapons and equipment including a sharp and swift jian, a secret shoe blade and lethal rope darts and daggers, players will deliver payback to those who decimated the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins.
Co-developed by Climax Studios and Ubisoft Montreal, the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series is a 2.5D, side-scrolling stealth game. Think Mark of the Ninja gameplay in the Assassin’s Creed universe. China is the first installment in the series to be followed by Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India — taking players through the 19th-century Indian Sikh Empire — then Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia — following the Red October Revolution.