Viz Media to Partner with Ubisoft for Assassin’s Creed Manga

In some rather interesting news Ubisoft have announced a new partnership with Viz Media to publish an manga based upon the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles franchise, namely the “China” storyline that was released in 2015 onto Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

Known as Assassin’s Creed: Blade of Shao Jun, and available in stores and online on 16th February 2020, Assassin’s Creed fans will be able to enjoy an unseen extended story that unites both the past and present through a uniquely gripping adventure, or so the blurb suggests at least:

In 1526 CE China, the Great Ming Empire flourished until Emperor Jiajing began a great political purge creating a period of turmoil. With the Brotherhood eliminated, Shao Jun is the one Assassin that still stands. Returning to her homeland, Shao Jun embarks on a vengeful quest to seek the mysterious box treasure that belongs to the Brotherhood. The mission is dangerous as she must fight against the powerful group known as the Eight Tigers.

The story reveals details of Shao Jun’s present-day descendant, Lisa Huang, a research subject testing a machine called the Animus. The Animus allows Lisa to relive Shao Jun’s memories through powerful simulations; thinking this is behavioral therapy, Lisa is unaware that Dr. Kagami is using her and Shao Jun’s memories to discover the location of the mysterious box treasure. The fate of the mysterious box is now in the hands of both the past and present!

Assassin’s Creed: Blade of Shao Jun will be available physically and digitally online from the 16th February 2020. In the meantime Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China is now available for the XBox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has produced content for ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

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