Ubisoft Unveils Yet Another Assassin’s Creed Game, This Time For iPad

In keeping with the clandestine nature of the franchise, Ubisoft has stealthily released yet another entry into the Assassin’s Creed series. Entitled Assassin’s Creed Identity, the small-scaled, free-to-play instalment is currently available exclusively for iPad across New Zealand and Australia, with a global release planned for 2015.

Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte, the title takes the series back to Renaissance Italy of the 14th and 15th century. In the game, players will be able to create their own morally ambiguous assassin, before embarking onto the streets of Rome to do battle with the Templars.

In terms of gameplay, Identity is essentially a 3D action-adventure game that incorporates touchscreen controls. And though fast-paced parkour doesn’t seem like the perfect partner for a touch sensitive control scheme on paper, the above footage appears to run relatively well all things considered.

As a free-to-play game, users have the ability to level up their character by gaining skill points across the sixteen unique missions. If you’re short for time or merely fancy a short cut to the top of the skill tree, though, Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Identity will indeed feature micro transactions, with prices ranging from NZ$4.99 ($3.89) all the way up to NZ$99.99 ($77).

With Assassin’s Creed Unity, Rogue, Memories and the recently-released Chronicles already vying for your attention, it’s difficult to imagine ardent fans being stuck for something to play.

Tell us, do you feel the release of Assassin’s Creed Identity exemplifies Ubisoft’s ambition to strengthen the brand? Or is it now careering past saturation point? Let us know below.