Ubisoft has pulled back the curtain on its post-release, season pass plans for Assassin’s Creed Unity, and the publisher has managed to squeeze in a welcome surprise.
Along with the expected stuff like new weapons and customization options for Arno’s Parisian adventure, a new story campaign will take the Assassin out of the French capital and into the crypts of Saint Denis.
Far more interesting, though, is a standalone game separate from the story of Unity, set in 16th Century China with a female Assassin, Shao Jun.
Dead Kings expands Unity with a new city, Saint Denis. It’s where the dead kings of France rest. Ubisoft’s calling it the darkest Assassin’s Creed adventure, and it will provide Arno with new gear, story-based missions and more optional shenanigans in the form of treasure hunts, murder mysteries and co-op missions.
It’s Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China that’s the surprise, though. It’s a 2.5D standalone developed by Climax Studios. Shao Jun, the last of the Chinese Brotherhood, returns to her home after training under Ezio seeking, of course, revenge. It’s always about revenge in Assassin’s Creed.
The art style is inspired by Chinese brush paintings and while the game will feature the sorts of stuff you’d expect from the series, like murder and parkour, it also mixes in martial arts.
All the season pass DLC will be released next year.