The great thing about Assassin's Creed is that the long history built into the games' plot about the centuries-long war between the Assassins and Templars means that you can take your story just about anywhere --- and any time. Well, actually, no, that's not true; the actual great thing about Assassin's Creed is all the gymnastic stabbing, but aside from that, it's all the different stories you can tell.

And given that the games have been a pretty solid hit for Ubisoft, it makes sense that they're going more places than ever --- and when the next two chapters of Assassin's Creed Chronicles hit at the beginning of 2016, they're taking characters created by comic's own Brenden Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Karl Kerschl with them.



The star of Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India, out on January 12, is Arbaaz Mir, who made his debut in Assassin's Creed: Brahman, an original graphic novel from 2013 by Fletcher, Kerschl and Stewart. That story takes place two years after the events of the comic, following Mir's attempt to recover a stolen artifact while the country around him is threatened by colonialism --- and, presumably, evil Templar plots.

For Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia, out on February 9,  the story follows Nikolai Orelov, who starred in two stories by Kerschl and Stewart, The Fall and The Chain. In the game, he's making an attempt to retire from the life of an Assassin, but is unfortunately attempting to do this in Russia in 1917, which was not exactly an environment that lent itself well to, say, fishing, and the early-bird dinner buffet.

If you'd like to see Kerschl, Stewart and Fletcher's characters in action but don't have a Vita, the games will also be released in a bundle for PS4, XBox One and PC, also on February 9.