Assassin’s Creed Chronicles will now be a trilogy, Ubisoft has announced.
The first game in the series, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, was previously announced and set to be free DLC for anyone with the Assassin’s Creed Unity season pass.
In addition to China, though, there will be games set in India and Russia.
The games feature assassins that fans of the series may have met before: Shao Jun, Abaaz Mir and Nikolai Orelov. Shao Jun appeared in the Assassin’s Creed Embers animated short, while the others showed up in the graphic novels. Like the bits and pieces of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China we’ve already seen, the next two Chronicles games will be side-scrolling platformers.
The games are being developed by Climax Studios. The studio’s previous productions have been sort of all over the map with racing, horror, puzzle and RPG titles making up its back catalog. No side scrollers in there or, really, any terribly memorable games. I remember the RPG Sudeki more for its over-the-top boxart than anything else, so it’s hard to tell from its past how these games will turn out.
Even so, China, India and Russia are three great locations for Assassin’s Creed titles – even if they’re side stories. I’d love to see the main series hit all three, but it sounds like that’s just not happening. The team is taking a different artistic approach to each of the games as well, which should give them their own personalities.
The first title, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, is set to release on April 21 in North and South America, and April 22 in Europe for $9.99. All three titles will hit PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.