Assassin’s Creed is moving to a whole new dimension in Chronicles, announced today. That new dimension, however, is not what you’d expect.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles is series of 3 short games each telling the story of a different Assassin, in a “2.5D” format. 2.5D is essentially presented from a side-on perspective, with elements that provide depth and glimpses of a third dimension. Watch this trailer to get a better idea of the design of Chronicles:
AC Chronicles China, launching April 21st (America) & 22nd (Europe), tells the story of Chinese Assassin Shao Jun – a familiar face to those who watched AC: Embers. In ACC China, players will experience Jun’s role during the fall of the Ming dynasty. (1526)
It should also be noted that owners of the AC: Unity Season Pass (now discontinued following the move to make all Unity DLC free) will be able to download ACC China for free.
The remaining two entries “India” and “Russia” will put players in the shoes of Arbaaz Mir during the Sikh Empire’s conflicts (1841) and Nikolaï Orelov during the aftermath of Red October (1918), respectively. These will release separately for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, just like ACC China, at some point in the future.
Each game will be priced at $10 (USD) and possess a unique art direction, such as ACC China’s 16th Century China-inspired impressionistic brush stroke style, visible in the trailer.
Head to the official AC Chronicles website for more info!
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