Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China is now available for your gaming pleasure on Xbox One. But this isn't your average Assassin's Creed as the game is a 2.5D stylistic platformer that is the first of the new Chronicles series.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China takes place in 16th century China where a monarch has managed to destroy everything that opposes his rule including the Chinese Brotherhood. However, Shao Jun has managed to escape to Italy and train with Ezio Auditore. She has now returned to China to avenge her fallen brothers and to restore the Brotherhood.

The game uses the core elements of the sandbox game and somehow manages to get them to work on a 2.5D plane as if this is how the Assassin's Creed games have been played all along. The game still relies heavily on stealth and even rewards you for choosing to do so over going in and picking a fight.

This is the first Assassin's Creed Chronicle title that's part of a planned trilogy. No information about the other two games has been released except for their locations. One will take place in Russia after the Red October Revolution, and the other will take place in India at the turn of the 19th Century.

As part of Ubisoft's apology for a broken experience with Assassin's Creed Unity, you will be able to download Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China at no additional cost if you bought the Unity season pass. Otherwise, you will be shelling out $10 for this standalone game as well as the future Chronicles releases.

  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China – 3.25GB - $9.99 – Xbox Store