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Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India shows off its murder-moves

ACC: India

Assassin's Creed Chronicles is a very un-Assassin's Creed-like spinoff that takes the series into the unfamiliar territory of 2.5D stealth-platformers. It sounds like a stretch, but it actually works: The first game in the series, ACC: China, turned out to be quite good, and the new gameplay trailer for ACC: India looks equally promising.

Ubisoft said in a blog post that Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India will take players into the early days of the conflict between the British East India Company and the Sikh Empire in the mid-1800s. The Templars apparently have some role in it all, but you, as the Assassin Arbaaz, are more focused on stopping them from stealing the Koh-i-Noor Diamond, while at the same time trying to protect your lover, Princess Pyara Kaur. There's a powerful Prince of Persia vibe to the whole thing (which I mean entirely as a complimentary reference to the old ones), although I don't recall the Prince being quite this much of a murder machine in his quest to save the Sultan's daughter.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India will be out on January 12. The third and concluding part of the series, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia, will follow shortly thereafter on February 9.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.