One of the Assassin’s Creed communities favourite characters- Chinese Assassin Shao Jun- will be receiving her very own manga comic book that will be releasing both in stores and online this February.
Shao Jun is a character who first appeared in the animated film Assassins Creed Embers before she went on to get her own story as part of the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles sub-series of games. The game had three separate 2.5D side-scrolling platformer games based on Assassin’s from three different countries: Russia, India, and China. Shao Jun is the protagonist of the Assassin’s Creed: China part of Assassin’s Creed Chronicles and her strong character as well as her interesting back story- beginning her life as a concubine for the Zhengde Emperor and being rescued the Assassin’s following the death of the emperor- led to her becoming a fan favourite. In Assassin’s Creed: China she seeks out a little-known Assassin by the name of Ezio Auditore da Firenze and proves herself to be a character worthy of her own game, with many arguing that she could easily headline a mainstream Assassin’s Creed title.
Ubisoft are obviously aware of her popularity, announcing this manga book back in November with Shao Jun as the lead. The manga- which features art by Minoji Kurata and a story treatment directly from Ubisoft- has already released in Japan but will be available in English from February 16th, 2021. Check out the short synopsis below.
Set in Ming dynasty China, the emperor enacts political purges that begin to blow the winds of unrest. After her comrades are all killed, Shao Jun flees to Europe to train, and then returns to China to exact her revenge.