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A new Assassin's Creed game set in China is included in AC Unity's season pass

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Ubisoft is releasing downloadable content for Assassin's Creed Unity as part of a season pass. It contains some expected add-ons in the form of a new story campaign, additional weapons and more missions, but also features something unexpected: an entirely separate game called Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China is a stand-alone downloadable title set in 16th century China that plays like a 2D side-scrolling game. Players will control Shao Jun, the last remaining assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood. She's appeared previously in Assassin's Creed lore as a student under Ezio Auditore in the Assassin's Creed Embers animated short and Assassin's Creed Revelations novel.

Developed by Climax Studios, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China is rendered in a style inspired by traditional brush paintings, Ubisoft says, and combines stealth, martial arts and all-new assassin gear.


Assassin's Creed Unity's season pass will also include a new campaign called Dead Kings. Set after the main Unity storyline, Dead Kings sees protagonist Arno travel to Saint Denis, which Ubisoft describes as "a troubled city with a mysterious and extensive underground that holds the crypts of deceased French kings." Dead Kings will feature a new weapon called the guillotine gun and come with new activities, new co-op missions and additional gear that can carry over to the main game.

Rounding out the season pass is more stuff for Unity itself: more missions, more than 30 new weapons and more customization options.

Ubisoft says all of Assassin's Creed Unity's season pass content will arrive by early 2015.

Assassin's Creed Unity comes to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Nov. 11 in North America, Nov. 13 in Europe.