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Rumor: 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' set in 18th century France; coming this fall

New screenshots of what is codenamed 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' point to an 18th century France setting.
New screenshots of what is codenamed 'Assassin's Creed: Unity' point to an 18th century France setting.
Kotaku

New leaked screenshots point to a 18th century France setting for this fall's "Assassin's Creed" title, Kotaku reported Wednesday.

The shots, allegedly sent to the gaming blog by an anonymous source, are the first reveal of the next title in the long-running series, currently codenamed "Unity." They show what appears to be a new assassin roaming around the streets and landmarks of Paris. Kotaku reports Notre Dame, the Seine River and other Parisian landmarks can be seen in the shots.

"Unity" is apparently one of two major "Assassin's Creed" titles releasing this fall, according to sources. "Unity" will be released on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while another game is being prepped for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This could point to a title completely built from the ground up for the newly released consoles without the limitations of cross-generation development and the Xbox 360 and PS3 holding it back.

The setting and assassin are a departure from the Kenway clan's escapes of "Assassin's Creed III" and last year's "Assassins' Creed IV: Black Flag," which rejuvenated the series for many. Many have clamored for a French Revolution-set title for some time, and it appears "Unity" will fill that void.

Expect more information to be released in the months leading to the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.