Assassin's Creed Game Gets Manga in October
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official Twitter account and website for Shogakukan's Sunday GX magazine revealed on Thursday that Minoji Kurata will launch a new manga based on Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed game series titled Assassin's Creed: China in the magazine's November issue on October 19.
The manga will center on Shao Jun, the protagonist of the Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China game, and the last Assassin in China. Set in Ming dynasty China, the emperor enacts political purges that begin to blow the winds of unrest. After her comrades are all killed, Shao Jun flees to Europe to train, and then returns to China to exact her revenge.
The Assassin's Creed: Embers short film previously showed Shao Jun meeting the Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze in Italy.
The story of the Assassin's Creed series tracks a shadow war between Assassins and Templars that has been going on since the beginning of time, and is fought for the control of information about the secret history of humanity. Various games have centered on different protagonists and settings, with the main games in the series tackling the Third Crusade, Renaissance Italy and the Ottoman Empire, Colonial America and the Revolutionary War, the French Revolution, Victorian-era England, and Ptolemaic Egypt. The latest main game in the series, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, is set during the Peloponnesian Wars.
Takashi Yano and Kendi Oiwa previously drew another manga based on the series titled Assassin's Creed: Awakening (Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag -Kakusei-), an adaptation of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Yano and Oiwa launched the manga in Shueisha's now-defunct Jump X (read as Jump Kai) magazine in August 2013, and ended it in August 2014. Shueisha released two compiled book volumes for the series. Titan Comics released both volumes in English in 2017.