This year offered up something of a pleasant surprise for Assassin's Creed fans. No, not Assassin's Creed Syndicate, though that game turned out to be pretty okay. This year saw the debut of a trilogy of 2.5D efforts called Assassin's Creed Chronicles. China debuted in April and turned out to be a decent effort, but all remained quiet about Climax Studios and the series' next two installments. Today, Ubisoft broke that silence, announcing that Assassin's Creed Chronicles for India and Russia are set to come back-to-back over the next two months.
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India will put players in the role of Arbaaz Mir, who's caught in the middle of a 19th century conflict between the Sikh Empire and the East India Trading Company. The Templars have also come to India, carrying along a mysterious artifact belonging to the Assassins. Mir's mission is to find out why the Templars have come to India, while recovering what belongs to the Assassins.
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia fast-forwards to 1918, where Nikolai Orelov is on the verge of retiring from the Assassin Order. He's also seeking out an artifact that's in the crosshairs of both the Assassins and the Templars and must infiltrate a Bolshevik stronghold to recover it. Along the way, he rescues Russian princess Anastasia and must ensure her safety while escaping with the precious artifact.
With India set to release on January 12 and Russia arriving on February 9, Ubisoft also released details on a full trilogy package. The Assassin's Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack will include all three games and release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 9 either as a digital bundle or as a standalone retail package. A Vita version of the trilogy is also expected to arrive on April 5.