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Assassin's Creed Unity season pass trailer unveils standalone China-set sidescroller

Sorry, sorry, I know. I don't even like pre-orders, so the idea of posting a DLC season pass trailer makes me slightly queasy. Here, in case you need reminding, is a selection of additional content being sold before the game it exists for is even released. It is, to state the obvious, not a thing to be recommended.

That doesn't mean the DLC won't eventually be good, though. More importantly, this season pass for Assassin's Creed Unity contains a new, standalone game—a 2.5D sidescroller called Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China.

"Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China is an entirely new entry in the Assassin's Creed Universe. True to the Assassin's Creed experience, Assassin's Creed Chronicles is a 2.5D reimagining of the celebrated franchise," explains the press release. The game will star Shao Jun, the last remaining assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood—and a student of Assassin Creed 2's Ezio Auditore.

Right now, it isn't clear if Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China will be available outside of Unity's season pass.

Also in the season pass is "Dead Kings", a new campaign add-on set after the events of Unity. Of course, as none of us are yet able to play—let alone finish—Unity, there seems little point in worrying about what comes after.

Phil Savage

Phil has been writing for PC Gamer for nearly a decade, starting out as a freelance writer covering everything from free games to MMOs. He eventually joined full-time as a news writer, before moving to the magazine to review immersive sims, RPGs and Hitman games. Now he leads PC Gamer's UK team, but still sometimes finds the time to write about his ongoing obsessions with Destiny 2, GTA Online and Apex Legends. When he's not levelling up battle passes, he's checking out the latest tactics game or dipping back into Guild Wars 2. He's largely responsible for the whole Tub Geralt thing, but still isn't sorry.