Ubisoft has announced it'll be launching Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China this very month; the second of five Assassin's Creed games coming to PC this year. One of three standalone entries in the the Assassin's Creed Chronicles series, China follows assassin Shao Jun, trained by the one and only Ezio Auditore.

She's returning to China during the end of the Ming dynasty, in 1526, and as the last surviving member of the Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood, she's definitely got an axe to grind. Dropping the sprawling vistas and free-running escapades that have become a series mainstay, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China is a 2.5 action-platformer with beautiful painted visuals. Ubisoft being Ubisoft though, make sure you check out the official Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China system requirements before you pick it up on April 22nd. 

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.66 GHz or AMD Athlon II X2 240 2.8 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1024 MB
  • GPU: GeForce GTS 450 or Radeon HD 5770 1GB
  • HDD: 4GB available space
  • DX: DirectX 10
  • Additional: nVidia GeForce 347.52 or AMD Catalyst Omega 14.12 drivers.

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-2105 3.1GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 1024 MB
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 or AMD Radeon HD 5870 1GB

No, don't adjust your monitor these requirements are in fact real. It may be April Fools day but these system requirements for Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China are very much the real deal - You won't need a supercomputer like you would for Assassin's Creed Unity. You'll still need a pretty decent PC, sure, but AC Chronicles: China is nowhere near as face-meltingly demanding as previous titles in the series.

Low-end processors will suffice across the board for Assassin's Creed China, as well as a pretty minimal 2-4GB RAM requirement. The sticking point for some is going to be the OS; Vista won't cut it here, you'll need at least Windows 7 for Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China to run. Graphics card requirements also demand some relatively decent in the GTS 450 or the Radeon HD 5770, but anyone with a dedicated gaming rig should be equipped for this. Oh, and Ubisoft reminds users you're going to want the very latest drivers if you want the optimal performances. 

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