Ubisoft has announced what will be the next installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise with Assassin’s Creed Chronicles. The game will be a next-gen, downloadable title released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. A release date has not yet been revealed, but Ubisoft has released a new announcement trailer, which you can check out in the player below.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles will be a three-part story featuring three different assassins in different time periods and locations in China, Russia and India.
Here is an official synopsis for Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China takes place in China, 1526, as the Ming dynasty starts to crumble. You embody Shao Jun, the last remaining Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood, returning to her homeland with a vendetta. Newly trained by the legendary Ezio Auditore, she is hell-bent on exacting vengeance and restoring her fallen Brotherhood.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India throws you into the tension between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company in 1841. When a Master Templar arrives with a mysterious item that used to belong to the Assassin Order, Arbaaz Mir must discover why he’s come, steal back the item, and protect his friends and his lover.
And finally Russia:
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia occurs in Russia, 1918. Nikolai Orelov wants to leave with his family, but is required to perform one last mission for the Assassin Order: infiltrate the house where the tsar’s family is being held by the Bolsheviks and steal an artifact that has been fought over by Assassins and Templars for centuries. Along the way, he witnesses the massacre of the tsar’s children, but manages to save the princess, Anastasia. He must escape the Templars while protecting the artifact and Anastasia.
Ubisoft is billing the game’s as 2.5D rather than the franchise’s usual 3D style. However, you will be able to switch between fore, mid and background environments and choose different paths according to your needs. Players will be able to open new pathways, pursue side quests and hidden collectibles or take the quickest path to their target.