Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia

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Assassin's Creed is a series all about history - well, that and stabbing people in the neck. So, for the release of Origins, we thought we'd celebrate by delving into the history of the series. It's a lot less messy than doing the stabbing in the neck thing ourselves.

No new Assassin's Creed this year, Ubisoft confirms

No new Assassin's Creed this year, Ubisoft confirms

Taking time off to "evolve the game mechanics".

Ubisoft has officially confirmed that there will not be a new mainline Assassin's Creed game this year.

"This year, we also are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin's Creed franchise. As a result, we've decided that there will not be a new Assassin's Creed game in 2016," the publisher stated in a new blog post.

"Since the release of Assassin's Creed Unity, we've learned a lot based on your feedback. We've also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin's Creed a premier open-world franchise. We're taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we're delivering on the promise of Assassin's Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone's playground."

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Watch: Nine minutes of Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia gameplay

It feels weird to say this, but Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia - third and final instalment in the Chronicles series - is probably the biggest Assassin's Creed game we'll see this year. With Ubisoft taking a year off after the surprisingly enjoyable Syndicate, it falls to the stealth platforming miniseries to carry the franchise in 2016.

Tom and I were feeling a little Bolshie, so we decided to have an itty round the mesto and see if it was horrorshow or just plain cal. But that's enough Stalin for time, have a look for yourself and see if it's worth your heard-earned roubles.

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