• Assassin’s Creed Jade set in Ancient China during the Qin dynasty, offers players a new mobile gaming experience.
  • 3rd century BC Rome could be another great setting, providing a good counterpart to the Qin dynasty’s rich history.
  • A game set during the Roman Republic would help AC Jade flesh out the state of the world before Assassin’s Creed: Origins.

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has been going strong for years, and it shows no signs of slowing down. One of the next installments, Assassin’s Creed Jade, will launch on mobile devices, and Ubisoft has already shown players snippets of what to expect.

With Jade taking place in Ancient China during the Qin dynasty, it would be nice if the Assassin’s Creed game had a counterpart set in the same time frame in a different part of the world. There are several options, though 3rd century BC Rome would be a good choice.


Assassin’s Creed Jade Protagonist Has Ties to Legendary Assassin Statue from AC2

Assassin’s Creed Jade calls back to a small detail from Assassin’s Creed 2 that indirectly links the new game’s hero to Ezio’s own adventure.

Assassin’s Creed Visits China in AC Jade

Over the years, the Assassin’s Creed franchise has expanded over multiple platforms and explored several locations during various eras. The adventures are far from over, and fans can expect a new game to launch on mobile devices. Assassin’s Creed Jade is set in China during the existence of the Qin dynasty in the 3rd century BC.

Though it will be a mobile game, players can likely expect it to feature the same style of gameplay as the mainline Assassin’s Creed titles. Furthermore, players will have the ability to create their own character. Although it is slated for release this year, reports suggest it may have been pushed to 2025.

Is 3rd Century BC China a Good Setting for Assassin’s Creed?

The 3rd century BC was an interesting time for China. It was the first dynasty of Imperial China, and though it started as a small state without much power, things didn’t stay that way for long. It soon grew in power by conquering other dynasties.

3rd Century BC Rome Would be a Great Sister Game

Lineup Of Assassin's Creed Protagonists

The Qin dynasty is a great setting for an Assassin’s Creed mobile game, but it isn’t the only place in the world that was going through interesting times during the 3rd century BC. This also applies to the Roman Republic. Like China, this was before the time the nation expanded greatly. In this case, the later Roman Empire in the 2nd century AD was so large that at one point it housed 20% of the world’s population.

Exploring this rich history within the confines of the Assassin’s Creed gameplay that has become so iconic would contrast well with Assassin’s Creed Jade. There are several historical events that could be depicted during this time period that illustrate the growing influence and power of the Roman state during that era, including the First and Second Macedonian Wars between Rome, Macedon, and various other Mediterranean states.

Are the Assassin’s Creed Games Connected?

The AC games are loosely connected, though they can be enjoyed as standalone titles. The connections between the games will be tightened with the future release of Assassin’s Creed Infinity as a hub. Just like Assassin’s Creed Jade, a game set in Rome in the 3rd century BC would take place before Assassin’s Creed Origins, giving developers a lot of creative freedom regarding where the narrative goes.

Although Assassin’s Creed has explored several locations, there is still so much of the world to explore, and some continents have barely been touched. This is both a blessing and a curse, as it means that a great number of games can still be made. Hopefully, one of them is the Roman Republic.


Assassin’s Creed: Mirage

Assassin’s Creed: Mirage is the latest entry in Ubisoft’s iconic stealth series.

The game will be set in 9th century Baghdad and is going to take the Assassin’s Creed franchise back to its action-adventure roots with a more linear structure, rather than the role-playing style seen in the recent main series games. 

October 12, 2023

Ubisoft Bordeaux


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