Assassin’s Creed: Unity is Officially Official
Just as leaked promotional art forced Ubisoft’s hand into revealing Black Flag early last year, this week’s unofficial info lowdown on a next-gen exclusive Assassin’s Creed sequel has pushed the publisher to publicly unveil the project.
Say hello to Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Disappointingly, the game does not chronicle the efforts of hood-clad rude boys inciting social and political upheaval – completely dropped the ball there, guys, in my modest opinion – but instead focuses on the ska devoid French Revolution, sending players to late 1700’s Paris.
Unity’s concept alone seems to stray from Black Flag’s relatively lightened tone, and the somber teaser above only supports that theory. I imagine Unity is a return to the cloak and dagger wetwork and violent but unseen influence series assassins such as Ezio and Conner have made a profession out of.
Though many a fan has hoped the franchise would begin to cover the assassins’ dealings in the Eastern hemisphere of the globe (namely China and Japan), France’s Revolutionary Wars are an exciting, albeit tumultuous and extremely brutal, period in history for Ubi’s team to play with. And, upshot, we’ll probably get to meet Napoleon Bonaparte and gamers the world over will finally get to learn that the sonuvabitch was of an average height.
The aforementioned leak also pointed out that Unity is actually only one half of the Creed equation this year, the other title being an unannounced installment built especially for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Fans will have to wait and see if this current-gen counterpart weaves into the fabric of Unity’s narrative…