Assassin's Creed Dynasty Comic Launches In English Today
The Assassin's Creed franchise returns to China via a black-and-white comic that's set during the 14th year of the Tianbao Era.
Ubisoft has revealed that the first volume of Assassin's Creed Dynasty is now available in paperback in English. The original Chinese comic has surpassed one billion views in China.
Dynasty takes place in China during the 14th year of the Tianbao Era (755 AD). The comic follows the exploits of Li E, a man trained by Hidden Ones who are visiting from the West, as he sides with Tang empire loyalists against the oppressive force of An Lushan, a governor allied with the Order of Ancients.
Though we haven't yet read Dynasty's English translation, the comic has been well received in Chinese. The comic quickly rose into Tencent Animation & Comics' Top 10 of Wuxia genre at launch and has remained there with a 9+/10 rating on all platforms.
The Assassin's Creed franchise has visited China before, with Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China in 2015. The 2.5D stealth-driven platformer stars Shao Jun, an Assassin first introduced in Assassin's Creed Embers. Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China takes place well after Dynasty--the former is set in the 16th century while the latter is an 8th century story. In terms of the Assassin's Creed timeline, Dynasty is closest to Valhalla, which occurs about 100 years later.
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