After details for a possible new Assassin’s Creed were leaked earlier this week, Ubisoft decided to make the announcement official and released a trailer comprised of alpha-footage on March 21 which confirmed that Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be heading only to next-gen platforms later this year.
In keeping with the overall them of the Assassin’s Creed series, the developer jokingly acted like the leak was the work of the franchise’s mega-corporation responsible for the Animus in a brief description of the video which appeared on Ubisoft’s YouTube channel.
We have been working on the new Assassin's Creed for more than three years and although we weren't quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only AC, it seems Abstergo are trying to force our hand! So here's a true first look at in-game footage from Assassin's Creed Unity.
From the trailer, it is clear that Assassin’s Creed: Unity will indeed be set during the French Revolution as the leak indicated as evident scenes of France, revolting citizens, and a the depiction of a guillotine which was a popular form of public execution during the era.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity is slated to release at the end of 2014 on the Xbox One and PS4. This week’s release also mentioned a separate series might release on Xbox 360 and PS3 titled Assassin’s Creed: Comet, but Ubisoft has yet to comment.