Although there will be no “Assassin’s Creed” this year, fans will still get a s;ightly different version of the game, referred to as “Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India.”
The setting will take place in 1841, while the story will revolve around the Sikh Empire becoming despondent on how the East India Company runs the era with their manipulative deeds. Players get to use Arbaaz Mir, a master assassin who is set to combat the Templars in his quest to liberate his love, Princess Pyara Kaur, as well as recover stolen items. Even if the setting is in the 19<sup>th century, the trailer shows a colorful universe in a rich India setting.
The game is said to take on the more traditional “Assassin’s Creed” version, featuring a unique 2D or 2.5D side scroller, similar to what was seen in “Mark of the Ninja,” but modified to tailor fit the game set up. Players will still need to try to escape guards and buildings, but this time, it will be on a two-dimensional environment, compared to the typical three-dimensional and open-ended world found in most other games.
“Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India” will also have two different paths, called the stealth route and the assault style. The stealth route will enable the players to take on different disguises, cover ups, and become invisible. The latter will enable the players to strike enemies during camouflage. On the other hand, the assassin’s skill will be tested as players choose the assault style.
Each path will have different unlockable skills and abilities that will aid Arbaaz Mir in the story. Aside from these, players will have different choices of weapons to choose from, such as a rope dart which is used to sidetrack enemies and a hidden assassin blade.
“Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India” will be available as a digital copy only starting Jan. 12.