Assassin’s Creed has traversed the globe, telling the story of assassins everywhere from Italy to Jerusalem to the United States. But despite eight main games and several offshoots, there are still plenty of locales for the series to explore and integrate into its overarching plot. And that’s exactly what Ubisoft intends to do with Assassin’s Creed: Chronicles.
The Chronicles series will feature a new location in each of three downloadable games, with Chronicles: China being the first in the offshoot series. China is set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on Tuesday, April 21. China will translate the franchise’s 3D, open-world freerunning and combat to a 2D plane (think original Super Mario Bros.), and brings with it a new art style.
Chronicles: India and Chronicles: Russia will follow as future releases. Chronicles: China and each other entry will cost $10, though those who have purchased the season pass for Assassin’s Creed Unity will be able to download the game for no additional cost.
Chronicles: China takes place in 1526, during the Ming dynasty’s fall in China. Players will take on the role of Shao Jun. Take a look at the gameplay in the game’s new launch trailer before the game releases tomorrow.