Assassin's Creed Heads Back to China in New Comic Series

Assassin's Creed Heads Back to China in New Comic Series

An original Assassin's Creed story, told by Chinese creators.

The Assassin's Creed series is going to China for its next adventure. With Assassin's Creed Valhalla being prepped for a holiday season, Ubisoft is expanding the series with another comic series. According to Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, the comic is called Assassin's Creed Dynasty.

Unlike the previous series from Titan Comics, Assassin's Creed Dynasty is an original work by Chinese creators. The comic will be written and illustrated by Xu Xianzhe (Blades of the Guardians) and Zhang Xiao. It'll be set during the Tang Dynasty in 755AD. Assassin's Creed Dynasty will be published in China on August 26, 2020.

This isn't the first Assassin's Creed to involve China. The animated film Assassin's Creed Embers featured a young Chinese assassin named Shao Jun, who learns from an aged Ezio Auditore. She was later the protagonist of Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, a side-scrolling stealth action game taking place during the Ming dynasty in 1526.

In an odd coincidence, there's also been an Assassin's Creed game that carried the name Dynasty. "Dynasty" was the codename for Assassin's Creed Odyssey back in early 2018. When the name was revealed, the community guessed that a Chinese-focused game was incoming, but rumors of Ancient Greece quickly subsumed that speculation.

A Chinese setting also appeared in a survey Ubisoft released. The survey, released in 2017, asked players what eras and conflicts they'd like future Assassin's Creed titles to focus on. Two of the options on that survey, "The Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta in classical Greece" and "Viking invasions and their great army", were turned into actual games: Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Assassin's Creed Valhalla respectively. The first option in the survey? "The violent conflicts of the Imperial Dynasties in Medieval China".

Maybe the story of Assassin's Creed Dynasty could roll into a full Assassin's Creed game? Players have been asking for an Assassin's Creed: Three Kingdoms, almost as much as an Assassin's Creed: Japan. In the meantime, Assassin's Creed Valhalla is coming to PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 this holiday season. You can pick up Valhalla inspired armor in Odyssey right now, and if you want to dive into the upcoming title, we have a full hands-on preview and an extensive article on everything Ubisoft has revealed about the game.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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