One of the more intriguing titles that are part of the company's current lineup is Assassin's Creed: Codename Jade. This is an exclusively mobile venture set in the expansive world of Ancient China. We caught a glimpse of this from an earlier leak, and since then, fans haven't stopped talking about it.
Now, we're about to learn more about Codename Jade on June 12.
The company's tantalizing tagline for the upcoming game, "Step out of the shadows and into a vast world of ancient China," is sure to induce plenty of hype, even among doubtful fans.
Beyond the intriguing setting and divisive platform of choice, Codename Jade marks the series' first customizable character. This means that players have the opportunity to create an assassin. Also, Ubisoft promises that the gameplay of Codename Jade will retain traditional series staples, including parkour and stealth mechanics, despite the switch to a mobile platform.
As part of Ubisoft's increased investment in the franchise, anticipation is high for Codename Jade.
Ubisoft has a multi-pronged approach to Assassin's Creed. While Assassin's Creed Mirage, which comes out in October, will cater to longtime series fans, the rest will try to market to other audiences. Case in point, Codename Jade will try to see if there's a sizable audience for an Assassin's Creed experience on mobile platforms. Meanwhile, Ubisoft intends to keep the open-world setting of the latest Assassin's Creed trilogy alive with Assassin's Creed: Codename Red.
Coincidentally, Codename Red is one-half of Ubisoft's investment in new installments set in East Asia. Codename Red will reportedly feature two playable characters set in feudal Japan.
All eyes will be on Ubisoft on June 12 to see how they plan to navigate this massive undertaking for the iconic franchise.