If anything’s going to sell the Orient as an Assassin’s Creed 4 setting it’s these images and concept art by Chinese artist Chaoyuan Xu.
Assassin’s Creed 4 Chinese concept art
It’s basically fan art but it’s way above the usual pencil scribbles as Xu is a professional concept artist who also won Blizcon’s 2011 fan art contest with his work on Diablo 3. This envisions a Chinese set Assassin’s Creed and replaces the hidden blade with a set of chained twin swords.
We held a vote last year for the most wanted Assassin’s Creed 4 setting and the Orient placed second, only beat out by Victorian London. I wouldn’t mind betting that might changes after fans have seen these images.
You can check out the rest of Chaoyuan Xu’s work on his DeviantArt page.