Assassin’s Creed fans who are looking for a game set in China are in luck, as such a thing has been announced alongside downloadable content for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Unity.
The season pass for Assassin’s Creed: Unity – priced at $29.99 in North America – will offer several different types of downloadable content, including three new missions and over thirty additional items; one such item is a two-handed war axe, which will only be available to players who pre-order the season pass. The main draw of the pass alongside those items is an additional campaign titled Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Dead Kings, which will see Unity‘s protagonist Arno Dorian in the rural Parisian commune Saint-Denis. According to creative director Alex Amancio, Dead Kings will feature “the darkest story that we’ve ever told on the franchise,” with Arno exploring underground burial grounds of former kings and solving puzzles along the way. The add-on campaign also features a new weapon known as the “Guillotine Gun,” which can fire explosive rounds in addition to being usable in close-range combat.
The second main feature of the season pass is the inclusion of a completely separate downloadable game titled Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China. As its name implies, Chronicles: China is set in 16th-century China, and focuses on the Chinese Assassin Shao Jun, who was featured in the 2011 animated film Assassin’s Creed: Embers. Following Shao Jun’s training from Ezio Auditore in Embers, Shao Jun returns to Beijing to seek revenge against the people who eliminated her brotherhood. Unlike most other Assassin’s Creed games, Chronicles: China is played from a 2.5D perspective, and features a more cel-shaded art style.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on November 11 in North America. Release dates for Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Dead Kings and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China have not yet been given.
Source: Official Ubisoft blog