Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China sets out on 21 April

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China sets out on 21 April

The first part of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles, informatively titled China, will set out on a quest for vengeance on 21 April.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China stars Shao Jun, an assassin previously seen in the animated short Assassin’s Creed: Embers, who escaped a purge in her native China and fled west to complete her training under Ezio Auditore. As the game begins, she returns to China in 1526 to re-establish the Chinese Brotherhood of Assassins and deliver a bit of payback to those responsible.

In actual gameplay terms, it’s a 2.5D action-adventure with a rather lovely art style. You’ll get to visit all sorts of famous Chinese locales – the Maijishan Grottoes, the port of Macau, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall – while stabbing people in the face with a jian, a shoe blade, rope darts, and daggers.

You can see a shiny new launch trailer for it below. Note that the trailer says Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is out on 22 April, but my email says that it’s out on 21 April on the PC; the 22 April release date appears to be for the PlayStation 4.

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