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It will never end: Assassin's Creed Chronicles will be a series

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China

If there’s one rule that Ubisoft has, it’s that everything needs to be a series. This rule has been taken to new extremes with Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China. The side-scrolling spin off is a piece of standalone DLC, and Alex Amancio, Unity’s creative director, has confirmed that it’s just the first of a series. 

That’s right - even DLC spin-offs have to become franchises. Thankfully, it does actually look rather interesting. That might not be the case five or ten games later, though. 

"We really liked the side-scrolling idea, like Mark of the Ninja, and we thought it would be a really great way to explore some of the other universes we've created," Amancio said in an interview with Eurogamer.

Ubisoft liked the idea so much, that they decided to spin it off into a whole series, spanning different regions and eras. What’s kind of nifty is that this will be worked into the art. While the core Assassin’s Creed doesn’t have much of an art style, beyond sticking belts, buckles and hoods on things, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is inspired by Chinese brush paintings and inks. 

"One thing that's really cool is that every one of the chapters of this game will be in the art style representative of that era in time,” explains Amancio. “This is why Shao Jun's game is like Chinese ink - very black and red.

"Once we have other characters and timeframes the art style will completely change to match that specific character."

History is big and keeps being made, so Ubisoft’s never going to run out. Assassin’s Creed’s going to be around for a while. 

Cheers, Eurogamer.

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Shriven Avatar
3 Years ago

I remember in the marketing blurb of the first AC game. They made absolutely no mention of Desmond and the animus. They made no mention of the pieces of Eden and they PROMISED it was going to be a 3 part story.

Its that last bit that really annoys me. Can you imagine just how good an experience the AC series would have been if it were the same story just over 3 games?

Such a waste for me. Like spreading a dollop of butter really thinly over lots of pieces of toast. spoils the flavor :

Fraser Brown Avatar
3 Years ago

Since the fourth game, Black Flag, was brilliant, I can sort of forgive that. And at least Chronicles looks like it will be a bit of a departure from what we're used to.