Ubisoft has yet to announce whatever the next major installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will be (and if it will, at all, play into the upcoming live action film), but it has finally dated two AC adventures revealed earlier this year.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on Jan. 12, 2016, while Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia will follow on Feb. 9. Both titles were revealed as part of the Chronicles trilogy back in March with Assassin’s Creed: China, which hit consoles in April. Both games will be available for download.
The Chronicles games take a 2-D, sidescrolling approach to the franchise’s gameplay, rather than giving players the 3-D open worlds to traverse with the series’ free-running gameplay. All three Chronicles games will then be bundled together online and in retail beginning Feb. 9, while the trilogy will also hit the PlayStation Vita on April 5. Each will cost $9.99 individually or $29.99 for the three pack.
India will take place in 1841 during the time of the Sikh Empire, as players control Arbaaz Mir in the battle against the templars. Russia will then transport players to the titular country in 1918 as Nikolaï Orlev who is on one last mission before he is allowed to leave the Assassins and be with his family.
China released to average praise following the problematic launch of Assassin’s Creed Unity on consoles. The company’s latest mainline installment, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, indicated a step back in the right direction for the franchise. Get a peek at both India and Russia below.