It’s another year and another Assassin’s Creed game coming our way. There will be two games coming out this year, with one that will be released on the PS4, Xbox One and PC, and the other will be released on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Ubisoft announced Assassin’s Creed Unity over the weekend. It will feature a new assassin named Arno and will be set in 18th century Paris. The game is set during the French Revolution, as you can tell by the guillotine. According to Nicholas Gigante over at The Examiner, the game will also get rid of competitive multiplayer in favor of four player co-op.
During the French history, The French Revolution was known to be the bloodiest period especially when the minds of people are filled with the image and presence of the guillotine. The year of 1793-1794, as many as 40,000 people lost their lives, and many of those lives were taken under the guillotine. It was a dreadful era, and it fits perfectly for the Assassin’s Creed series themes, which freedom is fought for by the assassins and order is what the templars want.
With this time period, you are able to follow the story of the Kenway family, where you saw them in Assassin’s Creed III during the American Revolution with Connor Kenway. You then followed back to Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, where you meet Connor’s grandfather Edward Kenway, who was a pirate. Though currently there is no confirmation if Assassin’s Creed Unity will follow that same bloodline, but it would fit well or it may have a different bloodline to the new assassin, with possible appearance of the Kenway family and other assassins and templars.
So far this “alpha game footage” trailer is the only confirmation Ubisoft has offered, with the release date of Holiday 2014. Ubisoft developers claim that they are working on another Assassin’s Creed game for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 but details on the game is unknown. Though, it was given the nickname “Comet.”