Assassin’s Creed games are a dime a dozen nowadays but the newly-announced Assassin's Creed - Identity is the nearest we've come to a fully fledged AC title on mobile devices. In Assassin’s Creed - Identity the player creates their own customised assassin before taking part in an action RPG-esque adventure set during the Italian Renaissance.
It’s a setup that'll certainly look familiar to Assassin’s Creed 2 fans, although Assassin’s Creed - Identity features smaller randomly generated missions designed for gaming on the go. Around 16 different mission types are available which Ubisoft claims allows for a virtually unlimited lifespan, while key story missions will take players to famous locations as they unravel the mystery.
There’s three different classes to pick one with each having their own strengths and weaknesses. You’ll be able to customise, train, develop and equip up to two assassins choosing from hundreds of loot variants. It looks like the full Assassin’s Creed experience crammed into a phone, but this of course comes with a few caveats.
Assassin’s Creed - Identity will be played using on-screen virtual dual-stick controls as well as a tap to move system. It'll undoubtedly take a bit of getting used to in comparison to the mainline Assassin’s Creed titles but judging from initial screenshots and footage it’s certainly looking impressive. Assassin’s Creed - Identity is available now on the App Store in New Zealand and Australia, with Ubisoft waiting until 2015 to unleash it on the rest of the world.