Assassin's Creed Identity Launching This Month for iOS Devices

Assassin's Creed Identity was soft-launched more over a year ago.

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While there may not be a big, new Assassin's Creed game this year, that doesn't mean there won't be other titles in the stealth-action series to play. In addition to the Assassin's Creed Chronicles series, Ubisoft today officially announced Assassin's Creed Identity, a mobile game due to launch this month.

The game, which soft-launched back in September 2014, is billed by Ubisoft as the first Assassin's Creed action-RPG for mobile devices (but not the first Assassin's Creed mobile game). You create and customize Assassin characters (classes include Berserker, Shadow Blade, Trickster, and Thief) and then send them to battle in Renaissance Italy, which was the setting of 2009's console game Assassin's Creed II.

"Embody an Assassin and experience the freedom of movement that made the franchise unique while unraveling the mystery of The Crows and solving dozens of quests," Ubisoft said in its announcement.

You can control the Assassin characters either with virtual analogue sticks or tap-to-move instructions. Additionally, Identity will support gamepads.

The game launches for iOS devices on February 25 for $5, according to IGN. It requires iOS 7 and an iPhone 5 or later model or iPad 3 or newer. There is no word yet on an Android or Windows Phone version.

According to a report, Ubisoft won't release a new Assassin's Creed console game this year, instead launching a new title set in Egypt in 2017. The latest Assassin's Creed Chronicles downloadable game, Assassin's Creed Chronicles India, launched in January. The third and final game in the series, which is set in Russia, arrives in early February.

Outside of games, an Assassin's Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender is coming this December.

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