Assassin’s Creed Unity has been officially announced – and with it, a smattering of information. The game has been in development for three years, behind closed doors, and is set for a ‘Holiday’ (in the UK, read ‘Christmas’), 2014 release. Interestingly, like Rocksteady and their Batman Arkham franchise, Ubisoft have announced that AC Unity will be exclusively available on next-gen consoles (a current/last gen title is also in development).
Though not many other details have been announced, we now know that 18th Century Europe is the setting, only this time its the streets of Paris and the French Revolution that will be providing the back drop for this Assassin’s tale. This is an interesting period in French history, very bloody and political – perfect for a Creed game. Though we can expect to see Notre Dame and no doubt enjoy storming the Bastille, other famous Parisian landmarks, such as Sacre Coeur or the Eiffel Tower would not even have had their foundations dug at this point (leap of faith off La Tour Eiffel would have been awesome, if wholly unnecessary).
The one minute teaser trailer below was released yesterday and already has people guessing at the protagonist and the plot. Some feeling that the Assassin could be female this time, others that he could be a younger protagonist, embroiled in the events of the revolution directly. Take a look and see what you think?
There’s not that much to be gleaned from the trailer, other than it looks stunning and the guillotine will certainly be providing some of the imagery and no doubt the story. As huge Assassin’s Creed fans, we can’t wait for this one. The awesome galleon battles of Assassin’s Creed IV could well be pushed aside, though we may see the return of the horses…