Assassin’s Creed: Unity 101 Trailer

A new trailer for the seventh – count ’em – seventh entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, arrives today. This one gives us a lengthy look at just what exactly the next game brings to the table. Set during the eve of the French Revolution, Assassin’s Creed: Unity introduces a new assassin, Arno Dorian, and follows him on his quest for redemption of the death of his father.  This trailer gives us a look at what Ubisoft is doing with the current generation of hardware, including both a dramatic increase in graphical fidelity and being able to give us the massive crowds and mobs that they’ve always wanted to deliver since the very first Assassin’s Creed. This iteration also brings with it the option to customize your assassin – utilizing skill trees that have become popular throughout many game franchises – to spec out your character the way you see fit. Whether you want your assassin to be melee-centric, range-centric, or stealth-centric, this game is looking to give different people options to fit various play-styles. Another thing this trailer introduces us to is the new way that the franchise is integrating multiplayer: cooperative multiplayer with social hubs. The taverns in the game will serve as the social hubs, allowing players to jump in and out of each other’s games.

Now, usually with Assassin’s Creed games, there’s a science fiction or time travel element. In Unity, Ubisoft has chosen to do something different and interesting with that. This time, you can do a leap of faith through time anomalies and take your assassin through various time periods throughout France. Don’t worry, it’s just as dumb as it sounds. I’ve played the Assassin’s Creed series on and off – that is, I’ve played Assassin’s Creed 1, 3, and the fourth game, Black Flag. While playing those, I was able to appreciate the changes that they’ve made throughout the series – both graphically and in terms of gameplay, but they’ve never seemed quite ground-breaking. Unity seems like it could rope me in, more so than previous games. Assassin’s Creed: Unity releases November 11th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC for $59.99.



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