Ubisoft continues to expand the Assassin’s Creed universe beyond the gaming medium, this time with a new manga titled Blade of Shao Jun
The recent success of Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla crowned a spectacular restart both in terms of quality and numerical sales for the ten-year series of Ubisoft which, with ups and downs, continues to entertain a huge slice of gamers. The universe of the creed of the Assassins and the Templars is diluted in a large number of video games, between the main series and spin-offs for mobile devices or the like, but also in books and comics. Through a press release, Ubisoft has announced the arrival of a new manga dedicated to the series, called Blade of Shao Jun.
Based on Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, the first chapter of the spin-off trilogy along with India and Russia, the manga tells an unpublished story that will bring together the past and present of the brotherhood in a truly compelling adventure. Set in 1526 China, a period in which the Great Ming Empire flourished, the country was experiencing a period of riots and riots following the political purge set in motion by Emperor Jiajing. Shao Jun is the only one of the Brotherhood of Assassins left alive and decides to return to her homeland to take revenge and, at the same time, search for a mysterious treasure belonging to the Brotherhood. Obviously the situation will be more complicated than Shao Jun hoped.
Assassin’s Creed: Blade of Shao Jun, the new manga of the series between present and past
The story will reveal the details of Shao Jun’s current descendant Lisa Huang, a researcher working on tests for a device called the Animus. The machinery allows her to relive the memories of Shao Jun through simulations and the scientist is convinced that she is working on a behavioral therapy, while she is exploited by Doctor Kagami who is in search of the mysterious treasure.
Assassin’s Creed: Blade of Shao Jun will therefore allow you to add some pieces to the universe of the Ubisoft series, detaching yourself for a moment from video games, to throw yourself into the world of ink. The manga is published by VIZ Media. Will you buy this new iteration? What do you think about it? Write it below in the comments, we will continue to keep you updated with all the news from the gaming and tech world!