The release dates for the next games in the 2D “Assassin’s Creed Chronicles” series have been announced.
“Assassin’s Creed Chronicles India” debuts on Jan. 12, while “Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Russia” drops less than a month later on Feb. 9. These two releases follow “Assassin’s Creed Chronicles China,” which came out earlier this year.
The India and Russia-based games follow the roles of characters seen in the “Assassin’s Creed” graphic novels, Arbaaz Mir and Nikolai Orelov respectively. All “Assassin’s Creed” games take place around significant historic events and these two are no different. India will place the player in the middle of the conflict between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company during 1841, while Russia is set in the aftermath of the Red October revolution in 1918.
“Assassin’s Creed” is jumping from the console to the big screen as well. A film is being made starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Michael Kenneth Williams and Ariane Labed. Fassbender will be playing Callum Lynch, a character new to the series, who can experience the story of his 15th century ancestor from Spain to help him battle the Knights Templar in the present day.