Assassin's Creed is Going To China

By Leon Hurley on at

Good news: you'll play a 16th century woman assassin called Shao Jun. Bad news it's a 2.5D side on spin off thing. Still it's a start. The new game is called Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China and it's part of Unity's season pass.

Shao Jun's actually a returning character having previously stared in the Embers short film and appeared in the Assassin's Creed Revelations novel.

You can get a look at all the season pass content for Assassin's Creed Unity here, with AC China kicking in around the two minute mark. The additional content also includes an extra DLC mission called Dead Kings and the promise of  "more missions, weapons and customisation options", all detailed after the trailer.

  • Assassin’s Creed® Unity Dead Kings - a new story campaign that takes place after the events of Assassin’s Creed Unity. Arno leaves Paris for Saint Denis, a troubled city with a mysterious and extensive underground that holds the crypts of deceased French kings. In this self-contained set of missions, players will explore the murky depths of the Basilica and fight merciless adversaries to uncover the darkest secrets of the city. Arno will equip the new Guillotine gun, a deadly explosive weapon for short and long range combat. In addition to the main missions, players will discover new open-world activities including treasure hunts, murder mysteries and contracts, as well as new co-op missions. Additional weapons, gear, skills and outfits can be unlocked and carried over to the main game.
  • Extend Arno’s journey in Paris with more missions, weapons and customisation options for players looking to further explore Assassin’s Creed Unity and the French Revolution. Players can upgrade their customised Master Assassin and take on three added missions. Additionally, players will get over 30 new weapons, equipment, and outfits, including the exclusive Fleur de Lys sword on launch day.
  • Assassin’s Creed® Chronicles: China - a new standalone Assassin’s Creed experience delivering a new story, setting, and gameplay type. In this 2.5D reimagining of the celebrated franchise, and  developed by Climax Studios, players will perform parkour on the Great Wall of China, kill from the shadows and take the leap of faith. For the first time ever, players will be transported to the Middle Kingdom in the 16th century, where the last remaining Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood has returned to her homeland. Players will be immersed in a vibrant setting, inspired by traditional brush paintings and Chinese architecture from a pivotal, historic time period in one of the greatest civilizations in history. Hell-bent on revenge, Shao Jun will use the skills she learned under legendary Assassin Ezio Auditore to exact vengeance. Players will be able to rely on stealth to accomplish their mission, as well as Shao Jun’s martial arts training and all-new Assassin gear.