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.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.