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Assassin's Creed Chronicles is now a trilogy, goes to China, India and Russia

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The Assassin's Creed series is heading to China, India and Russia in Assassin's Creed Chronicles, a three-part downloadable game series that kicks off on April 21 with Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China.

Ubisoft announced Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China last year, when it was originally planned as part of the Assassin's Creed Unity season pass. Developed by Climax Studios, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China stars Shao Jun, the last remaining assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood. Her adventure is set in through China in 1526, as the Ming Dynasty begins its downfall. Shao Jun previously appeared 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.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India and Russia star assassins Arbaaz Mir and Nikolaï Orelov, respectively, who have appeared in Assassin's Creed graphic novels. Arbaaz Mir's story is set in India in 1841, as the Sikh Empire finds itself at war. Nikolaï Orelov's story is set in 1918, in the aftermath of Russia's October Revolution.

Each of the Assassin's Creed Chronicles games plays in a side-scrolling, 2.5D style and has its own painterly art style, which you can see in the games' debut trailer.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China will be available for purchase for $9.99 and will be available for free to Assassin's Creed Unity season pass buyers. It will be available on April 21 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India and Russia will be released separately at a later date.

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