Ubisoft has announced Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade, a new game in the series set in Ancient China. It features “classic” Assassin’s Creed gameplay and takes place in an open world, but is a mobile game rather than a console release.
Revealed as part of today’s Assassin’s Creed Showcase but in only a small amount of detail, Assassin’s Creed Codename Jade has been built to play like a traditional Assassin’s Creed game just with touch controls. Vice president executive producer of Assassin’s Creed, Marc-Alexis Côté, promised that players will explore China in the year 215 BCE, and be able to not only parkour across the Great Wall of China, but also create their own assassin protagonist for the first time ever in the series.
No gameplay was shown, but an in-engine trailer did reveal what we can expect Codename Jade to look like, and it’s promising. In fact, it doesn’t look too far off a last-generation Assassin’s Creed game.
We also learned today about three new mobile games coming to Netflix’s gaming platform from Ubisoft, including another (different) Assassin’s Creed mobile game. The other two will be Valiant Hearts 2, and a sequel to The Mighty Quest. And of course, Ubisoft is still working on a live-action Assassin’s Creed series with Netflix, too.
For more from Ubisoft Forward, take a look at all the new details about 2023’s Assassin’s Creed Mirage. You can catch up on everything announced at today’s Ubisoft Forward event with our full roundup.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Features Editor.