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A Chinese Network Is Making A Knock-Off Assassin's Creed Drama

Ubisoft, brace yourself! H/T Kotaku, ChinaSmack and MoviePilot.

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By now you probably are familiar about this franchise from Ubisoft...

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The upcoming installment, 'Assassin's Creed Syndicate' is set in Victorian-era London.

Due out in October, this will be one of the games that will be a big talking point at this year's E3.
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Due out in October, this will be one of the games that will be a big talking point at this year's E3.

As well as the game, there will also see the franchise hit the big screen...

Due to come out at the end of 2016, the Assassin's Creed movie will be directed by Justin Kurzel with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard currently enrolled, it is currently in pre-production according to IMDb.
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Due to come out at the end of 2016, the Assassin's Creed movie will be directed by Justin Kurzel with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard currently enrolled, it is currently in pre-production according to IMDb.

Which probably explains... THIS!

China's take on Assassin's Creed, titled "Hunter Blade". A 30-part drama is set during the Second Sino-Japanese War (for anyone into their world history, this is set between 1937 and 1945 in the China and Burma areas, where the clash between China and Japan resulted in over 21m deaths, according to Wikipedia).

China's take on Assassin's Creed, titled "Hunter Blade". A 30-part drama is set during the Second Sino-Japanese War (for anyone into their world history, this is set between 1937 and 1945 in the China and Burma areas, where the clash between China and Japan resulted in over 21m deaths, according to Wikipedia).

According to Baidu's data, the TV series "hunting blade" is directed by famous director Tan Qiao, Chen Guanlin, mannitol, Ding Yang and co-starred in the Taiwanese actor, tells the Anti-Japanese War, hunters who live in Qingtian stone doorway with local armed resistance strength to fight against the Japanese invaders story.

...and according to the same Sina Weibo post, the cast looks like this.

That's right, the drama includes female soldiers.
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That's right, the drama includes female soldiers.

...and here are two of them on set with hoods.

It definitely does look familiar...
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It definitely does look familiar...

Here is a side-by-side comparison with the assassin from 'Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flags'.

Sina Weibo / Ubisoft

It's not the only country that was inspired by a parkour time travel assassin, India even made this...

View this video on YouTube

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(and before you ask, this is less gory than the video games)

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