Assassin’s Creed Unity’s creative director Alex Amancio has claimed that it the upcoming Parisian jaunt will be a new chapter for the Assassin’s Creed series, representing the best opportunity yet for fans to get involved with the franchise.
Rather than be bogged down by the overly convoluted modern day segments that have plagued the Assassin’s Creed games since its inception, Assassin’s Creed Unity will instead feature an all-new contextual reason to transport you to the modern day…
"It's a new start, it's a new narrative start. That is symbolized by a completely new context for the present day," said Amancio.
We began to see hints of this during Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which introduced an entirely new way of thinking behind Animus use, opening up the possibility of sequels set during any time period or location.
After five games have iterated on the Animus back story though, Amancio believes it’s time to shed the complexity and start afresh for those looking to get back into the series. He goes on to claim that Unity will be the best entry for players since the first Assassin’s Creed arrived back in 2007.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is set during the French Revolution in 18th century Paris, with players cast in the role of assassin Arno Dorian. New ‘Parkour Up’ and ‘Parkour Down’ mechanics should it easier for would-be assassins to both scale up and down buildings, while Ubisoft promise Paris will be their largest playground yet, filled with hundreds upon hundreds of activities, collectibles and quests.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is out worldwide on 28th October for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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