Assassin’s Creed Unity has tons of side content

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ACU paris skyline

Do we really need to even say that? We know that every Assassin’s Creed game will be a sandbox game, with plenty to do if you want to avoid the main story missions. A new video shows off more of those side missions, as well as your main base of operations.

Alex Amancio, creative director on Assassin’s Creed Unity, takes us through some of the unique areas of Paris with his effortless pronunciation of French words:

We knew that there would be murder mysteries in this Assassin’s Creed, as well as the return of assassination missions. However, assassination missions have been revamped and are now called Paris Stories – instead of just “go here and kill this guy we think is bad” you will get more insight into the missions, as well as options to complete the mission however you like.

The base of operations in this game is now the Cafe Theatre. As usual, you can manage all your upgrades and customizations from the base, as well as undergo any extra training missions so that you can learn to use all the weapons in your inventory. It’s been a standard element in Assassin’s Creed games for a while, but at least we can see that it looks pretty in this latest iteration.

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While I’m glad to hear that there are dozens of hours of side missions, this is basically just expanding upon what we already knew. Still, the game is looking pretty and it’s nice to see the various approaches to architecture in the different districts of Paris. I’m already convinced that this game will do the usual Assassin’s Creed things well, I’m waiting now to be convinced that it’s fresh, new and unique.

Last Updated: October 24, 2014

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