Ubisoft has confirmed at its E3 2014 presentation that its latest title in the Assassin’s Creed franchise – Assassin’s Creed: Unity – will be released worldwide on October 28 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Unity is set in Paris during the French Revolution. Players control Arno, a young man “wounded by the loss of those he loved [and is] on a deadly path of redemption.” Ubisoft promises that the game “reinvents the franchise” from the ground up, with full control parkour mechanics, reinvented fighting system, new stealth mode, cover system and crowd manipulation techniques.
Demoed at the Microsoft E3 2014 presentation, Unity also includes a brand new player co-op system where players can invite others to join their ‘Brotherhood’. The co-op missions, according to Ubisoft, exist alongside the single-player storyline and designed specifically for assassins to work in tandem as they taken down their targets. Players have a choice to choose one of four unique skills that help your team survive, evade, or kill more effectively. They also note that the gear players acquire in solo missions will be accessible in co-op mode, saying it will “define your Assassin’s style.”
The game will come in three collector editions – the Guillotine Collector Case, the Notre Dame Edition and the Bastille Edition. The Guillotine Collector Case edition is exclusive to Uplay, and features a specially designed box with an Arno Guillotine figurine, an Art book, a customised Tarot game, extra in-game content, and other unique items inside.
The Notre Dame Edition is exclusive to EB Games and will feature an Arno Gargoyle figuring and bonus content. The Bastille Edition, on the other hand, features a Jumbo Steel case with the Artbook Soundtrack, lithograph, and in-game content inside. It will be available everywhere, but preordering with JB Hi Fi will give you two exclusive ULC’s.
The cinematic trailer is below.