ďAssassinís Creed: Blade of Shao JunĒ, a gripping manga based on Ubisofts Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, will be available in stores and online on 16th February, allowing fans to enjoy an unseen extended story that unites the past and present in a gripping adventure.
This new saga, drawn by Minoji Kurata, follows the Chinese Assassin Shao Jun as she blazes a path of vengeance during the Ming Dynasty. Trained by legendary Assassin Ezio Auditore, she returns to her homeland to exact revenge on the Iron Tigers, a group of Templars that brutally wiped out the Chinese Assassin Order.
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 Junís present-day descendant, Lisa Huang, a research subject testing a machine called the Animus. The Animus allows Lisa to relive Shao Junís memories through powerful simulations; thinking this is behavioral therapy, Lisa is unaware that Dr. Kagami is using her and Shao Junís 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!
Assassinís Creed: Blade of Shao Jun releases in stores and online on 16th February