The Murderer’s Creed expanded universe is rising somewhat bit greater this week due to the discharge of a brand new manga referred to as Murderer’s Creed: Blade of Shao Jun. The primary quantity of the AC Chronicles: China-themed journey provides readers an opportunity to get to know the titular murderer a bit higher as she returns to her homeland to seek out the Eight Tigers and start exacting her revenge and spilling Templar blood.
The manga releases at this time and is simply the primary quantity in a brand new sequence that can observe Shao Jun all through her quest for vengeance. The manga takes place in 1526 AD, simply as Shao Jun has completed her coaching with the Brotherhood and returned house as the only real remaining murderer in China. Avid gamers who performed by Murderer’s Creed Chronicles: China will discover the start of the story very acquainted. Fairly than exploring a model new journey, the manga appears to be taking the difference strategy and simply constructing on the prevailing story and characters that had been introduced within the spin-off sport.
The primary quantity of Blade of Shao Jun, which is written and drawn by Minoji Kurata, does a pleasant job establishing the first battle and introducing readers to the important thing heroes and villains. As Shao Jun units out to seek out the mysterious field that was stolen from her and kill as most of the remaining Eight Tigers as doable, readers get an opportunity to see a number of the sport’s brutal stealth fight make its approach onto the web page. From leaps of religion to hidden blades, there are many fan service Easter Egg moments to make franchise loyalists smile and nod all through the e book. Followers who’re hoping for tons of flashbacks to coaching montages with Ezio might have to carry their breath for future installments, as this primary one sticks just about to the principle battle in 1526 China.
With out getting too far into spoilers, the primary quantity additionally ends on a fairly thrilling cliffhanger that units up a transparent early battle for Shao Jun to wrestle with within the opening pages of quantity two. There’s nonetheless loads of work for the lone murderer to finish as this quantity involves an finish, so readers should not head into it anticipating a transparent decision and conclusion. Quantity two is predicted to launch later this yr.
Total, the comedian is unquestionably finest suited to followers of the franchise who both loved Chronicles: China and wish to revisit these characters or followers who skipped that individual spin-off, however benefit from the Murderer’s Creed lore sufficient that they want to study extra about how the Templar/Brotherhood battle spilled over into this a part of the world. The e book is a fast learn and pleasurable, however possible is not going to carry the eye of many readers who aren’t already invested within the Murderer’s Creed universe and lore. There are many online game comedian e book and manga spin-offs on the market and, though this one may be very serviceable for followers of the franchise, it is unlikely to face very effectively by itself for the un-invested.
Murderer’s Creed: Blade of Shao Jun is obtainable now at comedian e book shops and different e book distributors.