The newest titles in the Assassin’s Creed series are going to shake things up a bit with not just 2D gameplay, but three different heroes and settings.
Looking for a little something different out of your AC experience? Well, this just might be what you’ve been hoping for. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles will not be just one game, as announced last Fall, but three. And each one will have a different hero and a different time period and backdrop, with China, India, and Russia all featuring. But that’s not all, as Ubisoft has also announced that, as you can see from the trailer, each game will also sport a different art style that’s been tailored to the setting.
Shao Jun’s China will have a brush-painted look, Arbaaz Mir’s India levels will be brilliantly colored, and Nikolai Orelov’s Russian stages will be shaded in what the publisher calls Russia’s distinctive ‘propaganda’ art style. Also worth noting here, is that you might recognize some or all of those names above, and there’s a very good reason for that.
All three of the heroes in Assassin’s Creed Chronicles are from already existing AC stories, and I’m not talking about games. Shao Jun hails from an animated short called Assassin’s Creed Embers, while both Arbaaz Mir and Nikolai Orelov come from comics. No word on whether or not their levels are specifically tied to those original stories or not, but adapting the characters into the video game world of AC is pretty cool regardless.
Although the three stories will be separate (in both time/country and delivery method), they’ll all be tied together in terms of story too, which should make for an altogether epic play experience for fans. The first game in the series will arrive with Shao Jun’s adventure on April 22nd. No further release dates have been revealed as of yet, but we’ll have some for you as soon as they are.
You can expect to see Assassin’s Creed Chronicles land on the PS4, Xbox One, and the PC.