Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Gets Expanded

After the initial controversy surrounding the Assassin’s Creed Unity season pass, the standalone Assassin’s Creed Chronicles gets its re-reveal. Initially included in the Unity season pass, Chronicles was to be the 2.5D sidescroller starring Chinese assassin Shao Jun. The season pass was removed from sale when Ubisoft decided to give the DLC for Unity away to all players as an apology for the titles rocky release. Players who purchased the season pass prior to this were given a free Ubisoft title as compensation.

The title has now been expanded to include two additional “chronicles”. Russia with assassin Nikolai Orelov and India with assassin Arbaaz mir. The title will be released in three parts, each priced at €9.99/$10, with China being the first release. It tells the story of Assassins in three diverse locations and time periods for a series of all-new Assassin’s Creed adventures. Each Chronicle will transport players to lush and beautiful surroundings, brought to life in a unique art style for an original Assassin’s Creed experience.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China takes place in China, 1526, as the Ming dynasty starts to crumble. You embody Shao Jun, the last remaining Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood, returning to her homeland with a vendetta. Newly trained by the legendary Ezio Auditore, she is hell-bent on exacting vengeance and restoring her fallen Brotherhood.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India throws you into the tension between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company in 1841. When a Master Templar arrives with a mysterious item that used to belong to the Assassin Order, Arbaaz Mir must discover why he’s come, steal back the item, and protect his friends and his lover.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia occurs in Russia, 1918. Nikolai Orelov wants to leave with his family, but is required to perform one last mission for the Assassin Order: infiltrate the house where the tsar’s family is being held by the Bolsheviks. He must then steal an artifact that has been fought over by Assassins and Templars for centuries. Along the way, he witnesses the massacre of the tsar’s children, but manages to save the princess, Anastasia. He must escape the Templars while protecting the artifact and Anastasia.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China will be released 21st/22nd of April on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Players who bought the Unity season pass can download Chronicles: China at no additional cost.

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