Report: ASSASSIN’S CREED: UNITY Revealed Through Leaked Screenshots
By Dan Casey on March 19, 2014
Can’t get enough historical parkour and murdering corrupt figures across the ages in your life? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that Kotaku has acquired screenshots of the rumored Assassin’s Creed game coming this fall codenamed Unity, which is said to be set during the French Revolution in 18th century Paris and follow an assassin named Arno.
Rumors began swirling about the new game(s) a few weeks ago on gaming forum NeoGAF and were since verified by Examiner.com’s Nicholas Gigante, who has had a solid track record with Ubisoft-related rumors in the past, but these screenshots lend even more credence to the news. While they are early screenshots of a clearly unfinished game, it is still an interesting first look at the next iteration in the iconic franchise. In the screenshots, sent to Kotaku by what the site terms a well-connected anonymous source, you get a first glimpse of 18th century Paris, the Seine River, Notre Dame, and more famous landmarks from around the City of Lights. I just hope there’s a “let them eat cake” moment followed by a cake-eating mini-game.
This might not be the only Assassin’s Creed coming your way this fall; it’s one of two slated to be coming out later this year, according to a number of inside sources. One, Unity, will be targeted for current-gen consoles like Xbox One and PS4, and another game, codenamed Comet, will be released for Xbox 360 and PS3. No word yet on whether the games will come to PC or Wii U, but I’d say the former is likelier than the latter. Honestly, though, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Comet will finally take the assassination action into the far reaches of space, because how sweet would it be to prevent Templars from trying to kill Neil Armstrong on the moon?
Some have already ripped into Ubisoft for essentially annualizing the Assassin’s Creed franchise and milking it for all its worth by pumping out games year after year, but it’s intriguing that they’re splitting up the development by current-gen and last-gen, which will hopefully make for more compelling products across the board and lead to less design compromises as a result of having to program for so many concurrent platforms. In any event, it’s no small secret that more Assassin’s Creed games are in our immediate future, so let’s try to take a glass half-full approach and hope for the best, shall we?
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