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A new story in the Assassin's Creed computer game series ,is to be set during Ranjit Singh's Sikh Empire. Although a fictional account I hope they do not do anything offensive to Sikhs. It is due out later this year , maybe many non Sikhs and Sikhs may take some interest in Sikh history

http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Sikh_Empire

Amritsar

Amritsar, center of the Sikh Empire

The Sikh Empire was a major power in the Indian subcontinent, centered in the Punjab. It was founded by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1799, and lasted until the end of the Anglo-Sikh wars in 1849, when it was dissolved by the British Empire.

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Founded when the warlord Ranjit Singh captured the city of Lahore, thus becoming Maharaja, the Empire soon flourished and became a major power in the region, controlling land from the present-day Afghan-Pakistan border in the west to Tibet in the east. During this time, the Empire came into contact with the British Empire, and the two enjoyed a strong diplomatic alliance for nearly forty years.

Throughout the Empire's history, it was supported and protected by the Indian Assassins, including Arbaaz Mir, as they attempted to keep British ambitions in check, as several officers and representatives to the Crown were secretly Templars attempting to spread their influence into the Empire. General Francis Cotton was one such Templar agent, and managed to poison the Maharaja during a diplomatic meeting in 1839.

With the Maharaja's death, the Empire began to crumble, both internally and externally. Political mismanagement and ideological divisions weakened the government, giving the powerful British East India Company a chance to launch the Anglo-Sikh Wars. After a fierce ten-year war, the Empire was finally conquered by the British and made into a collection of princely states and the Province of Punjab.

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Well the press state it is a game, although to be released after the Chinese based story.

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2015/03/31/assassins-creed-chronicles-china-release-date-confirmed-chronicles-trilogy-announced/

Originally announced as part of the Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass, Ubisoft confirmed today that Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China will release on April 21 in North America and April 22 in Europe for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Priced at $9.99 on its own, Unity Season Pass owners can download it for free.

In addition to China, Ubisoft revealed that Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia are currently being developed by Climax Studios in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal.

With the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles series, you’ll be able to play as a Master Assassin in 2.5D. Journeying through three distinct civilizations and time periods throughout history, you’ll find yourself in the Ming dynasty at the start of its downfall, the Sikh Empire as it prepares for war in India, and the aftermath of the Red October revolution. Each chronicle stands on its own, but they are all tied together narratively.

Here’s full details on Assassin’s Creed Chronicles:

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China

•Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China takes place in China, 1526, as the Ming dynasty starts to crumble. You embody Shao Jun, the last remaining Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood, returning to her homeland with a vendetta. Newly trained by the legendary Ezio Auditore, she is hell-bent on exacting vengeance and restoring her fallen Brotherhood.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India

•Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India throws you into the tension between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company in 1841. When a Master Templar arrives with a mysterious item that used to belong to the Assassin Order, Arbaaz Mir must discover why he’s come, steal back the item, and protect his friends and his lover.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia

•Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia occurs in Russia, 1918. Nikolai Orelov wants to leave with his family, but is required to perform one last mission for the Assassin Order: infiltrate the house where the tsar’s family is being held by the Bolsheviks and steal an artifact that has been fought over by Assassins and Templars for centuries. Along the way, he witnesses the massacre of the tsar’s children, but manages to save the princess, Anastasia. He must escape the Templars while protecting the artifact and Anastasia.

Features

•Stealth Takes on a New Dimension – Embrace the thrill of being a Master Assassin to 2.5D. Scout, sneak, and hide to avoid detection. Fool your enemies by using whistles and disguises. Find your target, kill, and escape.

•Fast and Fluid Assault Course – Whether you’re running from danger, scaling obstacles, or climbing stealthily, you will feel that you really can do anything.

•Master Three Different Combat Styles – Each Assassin is equipped with a powerful range of weapons and distinct gadgets, making every experience unique, with a wide assortment of abilities in your arsenal.

•Navigate Multiple Planes – Switch between fore, mid, and background environments and choose different paths according to your needs. Open new pathways, complete side missions, grab hidden collectibles, or take the quickest path to your target.

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From what I have read the Assassins try to defend Ranjits Singhs legacy against the British and the Sikhs and Dogras that have joined the British. One controversial area is they created a mythical granddaughter of Ranjit Singh who becomes a lover of the assassin .Maybe those involved in history can advise the game makers Ubisoft that they do anything controversial.

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Isnt the main character of assasins creed a knights templr? Thus making him an enemy of the Sikh empire and therefore making the object of the game an attack on the Sikhs and Sikh history?

I hope this isnt the case and its a positive approach making Sikhs the good guys but with these kind of games they usually paint non-christians and asians in a poor light.

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It's actually not a part of a game but a graphic novel called assassins creed Brahman... So we won't be playing in Amritsar :(

Wasn't that the one which showed the protagonist crashing through the dome of Harmandir Sahib itself?

This game got it wrong, the Sikh empire's capital wasn't Guru Sahib's city of Amritsar, rather it was the historic city of Lahore. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sikh_Empire

I never played an assassin creed game because I'm too young but from the looks of it it's an ok game. Nothing looks too bad.

It was dual. Lahore and Amritsar.

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Guys, first of all it is a video game. Assassins Creed games tend to be set in a historical background, but A LOT of liberties are taken. It's just the setting and time period and some events are historically accurate, the rest is made up stuff.

I am certain they will not say anything against our Gurus or attack the religion itself, but don't be surprised nor angry if the Sikh forces are your enemy in this game, as I feel it would be. I have a feeling the assassins job is to steal the Koh I noor from the Sikhs for the British. Also, the assassin hates Sikh forces due to them killing his parents in Kashmir.

So, long story short, please be open minded. Nothing wrong if Sikhs are your enemies. We're not some special kind of people that need protection or need be insulated.

Also, another new game will be having a major Sikh character. Game name is state of Decay : Year one edition. Character name is Gurubani Kaur, and her special weapon is a Talwaar and Khanda.

Sat naaam.

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Guys, first of all it is a video game. Assassins Creed games tend to be set in a historical background, but A LOT of liberties are taken. It's just the setting and time period and some events are historically accurate, the rest is made up stuff.

I am certain they will not say anything against our Gurus or attack the religion itself, but don't be surprised nor angry if the Sikh forces are your enemy in this game, as I feel it would be. I have a feeling the assassins job is to steal the Koh I noor from the Sikhs for the British. Also, the assassin hates Sikh forces due to them killing his parents in Kashmir.

So, long story short, please be open minded. Nothing wrong if Sikhs are your enemies. We're not some special kind of people that need protection or need be insulated.

Also, another new game will be having a major Sikh character. Game name is state of Decay : Year one edition. Character name is Gurubani Kaur, and her special weapon is a Talwaar and Khanda.

Sat naaam.

If there is anything against the Sikhs in the game I can guarantee you now there will be a huge uproar you will just need to read up on the hit man game and see what happened. Sikhs are very sensitive about Sikh history if anyone try's to convey Sikhs as the bad guys or makes a game that encourages non-sikhs to racially./religious hate on Sikhs then you can guarantee there will be trouble ahead for the developers of the game.

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I don't know man, but this kind of thinking gets you nowhere.

Like I said above, Assassin's Creed games are set during certain historical times (the latest was set during the French revolution era), but what happens within the game itself is largely fictional.

I would be ashamed to call myself a Sikh if my fellow brethren take offence/issue against this game if it happens to portray the Sikh Empire or Sikhs in a negative light.

PS: I've played like a million games, so I would know better than anyone else that all kinds of people are portrayed negatively in games all the time - Russians, Muslims, Vietnamese, Japanese - and really, it's just a game. Don't think you're so special that Sikhs cannot be the "bad people" in games, cause I can bet you there are good Sikhs in games as well.

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I don't know man, but this kind of thinking gets you nowhere.

Like I said above, Assassin's Creed games are set during certain historical times (the latest was set during the French revolution era), but what happens within the game itself is largely fictional.

I would be ashamed to call myself a Sikh if my fellow brethren take offence/issue against this game if it happens to portray the Sikh Empire or Sikhs in a negative light.

PS: I've played like a million games, so I would know better than anyone else that all kinds of people are portrayed negatively in games all the time - Russians, Muslims, Vietnamese, Japanese - and really, it's just a game. Don't think you're so special that Sikhs cannot be the "bad people" in games, cause I can bet you there are good Sikhs in games as well.

I dont think you know Sikhs very well. You can be ashmed all you like but vast majority of Sikhs are very sensetive to the issue of Sikh history any distortion or negative portrayals where Sikhs are seen as legtimate targettings for hate crimes then you will see a uproar.

Problem with your argument is that those ethnicities and nationalists have their own nation states they have governments that can speak up on behalf of their people. The Sikhs do not have any government or nation that is willing to defend Sikhs and we have seen numerous genocides and state terrorism against our people for wanting freedom and our human rights to self rule.

And also imagine a game where its fair gain to attack homosexuals or women you would see a media outrage against such a game cos lets face it most feminists and homosexuals work in the media now so they have editorial control. Sikhs are a victimised minority community often confused with muslims since 9/11 by ignorant racist westerners so any negative portrayal can do huge damage.

If you are a Sikh you will understand this, if your not a Sikh and posing as one for time being then you will not understand.

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And also imagine a game where its fair gain to attack homosexuals or women you would see a media outrage against such a game

How about a game where Jews are attacked, it wouldn't be allowed.

"Sikhs are a victimised minority community often confused with muslims since 9/11 by ignorant racist westerners so any negative portrayal can do huge damage".

Dunno, most westerners I know know the difference, if this was, as you say, the case then why so many Sikhs want to move to the West?

Answer me this one.

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