Yesterday we shared that the next Assassin’s Creed game is set in Paris (at least partially) during the French Revolution. That is no longer just a rumor; Ubisoft has confirmed that the next game in the AC series, titled Assassin’s Creed: Unity, will take us back to 18th century France later this year, on PC,PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The confirmation comes via the trailer below, which offers no sense of characters, gameplay revisions, or how the current day setting that frames the games factors in. The earlier leak also claimed that there will actually be two AC games this year, released for different console generations. We know that Unity will be on the newer hardware and PC, while a rumored separate game, known by the reported codename “Assassin’s Creed: Comet,” could be released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (and presumably PC). Oddly, no word on a Wii U port.
The French Revolution was a bloody and tumultuous period in French history, dominated in our imagination by the ever-looming presence of the guillotine. During the one-year period known as the “Reign of Terror” that took place from 1793-1794, as many as 40,000 people lost their lives in France, many of them under the guillotine’s blade. It was a brutal and horrific era, and it’s a perfect fit for the philosophical themes the Assassin’s Creed series wraps itself in as freedom and order mixed with bloody results.
Check out the Alpha game footage here.
Below are some screens of Assassins Creed Unity.