Ubisoft has revealed that the latest chapter in the immensely popular Assassin’s Creed franchise will be titled – Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Speculation had been building regarding the next AC instalment and after images of the game leaked last week Ubisoft have now unveiled the game officially. The reveal came in the form of a trailer made up of what Ubisoft are claiming to be Alpha game footage, if this is indeed the case then our eyes are definitely in for a treat as the scenes shown are distinctly stunning despite it only being a very early cut of the game.
Not long ago ANX reported that Jade Raymond of Ubisoft Montréal had been quoted saying the next Assassin Creed game would not be set during the rumoured era of Feudal Japan, but that it would be set during her “personal favourite” historic era. As it turns out that era appears to be the French Revolution. Kotaku recently reported leaked images of an up and coming AC game, which when compared to the footage in the trailer, do seem fairly genuine. The images in question features the latest protagonist walking the streets of Paris, but most importantly he seems to be an uncanny resemblance of the man shown in the official trailer. According to sources confirmed by Eurogamer, this latest AC game will feature 18th Century Paris and a new playable character called Arno.
The trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which you can see below, features a handful of empty alleys and streets around Paris and finishes by showing a huge crowd surrounding what appears to be some form of public execution. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, ANX speculates that the story will focus to some extent around the famous Reign of Terror era towards the end of the French revolution, between June 1793 to July 1794. The reason behind this suspicion being that the star of this particular execution is an 18th century guillotine. The guillotine was infamously used by the French during this period, but specifically after the revolution itself during the political chicanery that followed. Large public guillotine executions like the one shown in the trailer were held all through the ‘Terror’ period, so it wouldn’t be a stretch to see the story at least partially take place during this time. Many high profile executions were also carried out throughout this timeline, historic figures such as King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were given the chop in scenarios not too dissimilar to the seen at the climax of the reveal. Given AC’s reputation for attempting to weave genuine historic figures into their own twisted version of history, it’s not unlikely this theory could turn out to be true.
Of course at this point everything is purely conjecture, as we wont truly know what Assassin shenanigans we’ll be getting up to until Ubisoft officially announces it. Given that they have released an Assassin’s Creed game every November for the last five years, we doubt it will be long until we get some more details on this up and coming title. Assassins Creed: Unity will be exclusive to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.