After long rumors, Ubisoft officially announced Assassin's Creed Unity for the Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC on Friday. The publisher released a sneak peek of the video that reveals a French Revolution setting.
"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche [Let them eat cake]!" Ubisoft wrote in its description of the video which confirms the French Revolution setting hinted at in the sneak peek trailer.
"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," the publisher explained hinting that all of the leaked information for the game drove the reveal. "Stay tuned - we'll have many more exciting details for you in the months ahead!"
The sneak peak video confirms that the location will be Paris during the French Revolution which took place between 1789 and 1799. The video shows a mob in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral waiting on an execution by guillotine with the latest unknown Assassin observing overhead.
This was a very tumultuous time for the country that saw the fall of the French monarchy, radical social change and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. We've already seen the Assassin's Creed series take on the American Revolution and the Italian Renaissance so how Ubisoft handles the French Revolution should be intriguing for fans of the game.
Assassin's Creed Unity is currently slated for a Holiday 2014 release for the PS4, Xbox One and PC but it is unknown if a version will make an appearance on the PS3 or Xbox 360.
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