Assassin's Creed is going to India next week with the release of Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India. Like the previous entry in the Chronicles spin-off series that took players to China, this new game will feature many similar gameplay elements, such as stealth, platforming and sword combat.
Players will take on the role of Arbaaz Mir, an assassin in 19th century India fighting against the British Empire and on a quest to save his loved one. That quest can be completed in a number of ways, namely stealth or combat. Players can choose to go in swords swinging if they like but may find themselves quickly overwhelmed, as open fighting will alert even more enemies.
Those who take a stealth approach will likely have an easier time, and thankfully, the game gives players a number of tools. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India is what Ubisoft describes as a 2.5D sidescroller, which is a fancy way of saying that the environments in the game have depth. Players can move into the foreground and background to hide behind merchant stalls or hang from ledges, allowing them to ambush their prey. Tools like the chakram and the rope dart open up even more possibilities, as they can be used not only to kill enemies but to open up new paths and ambush foes from above.
It's all portrayed in a vibrant, colorful art style that Chronicles: China distinctly lacked. So far, the game looks to have refined elements from the previous entry in the franchise, expanded upon them and made it more visually-interesting to boot. You can check out the full three-minute gameplay video below.
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India will release digitally on Jan. 12 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.