Assassin’s Creed: Unity is a new narrative start for the series

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It’s been seven years since Assassin’s Creed first debuted, and since then, the animus has become rather crowded. What was initially a pretty nifty tech demo has now blossomed into one of the biggest gaming franchises around, and it ain’t slowing down any time soon. But with all those games, comes a ton of back story and exposition that is needed. That can clutter a game narrative. Expect Assassin’s Creed: Unity however, to be a fresh start for the series.
Speaking to The Examiner, Assassin’s Creed: Unity director Alex Amancio explained how this year’s entry would provide a perfect point to jump into the animus with a fresh slate. “It’s a new start, it’s a new narrative start. That is symbolized by a completely new context for the present day. You’ve seen a little bit of an evolution with Black Flag, [but] we’re not going to do the same thing” Amancio said.

What we’re doing with Unity is really the beginning [of] this new cycle of Assassin’s Creed games. Because it’s new, we can actually explain it properly because nobody is going to feel like it’s redundant. I would say that Assassin’s Creed Unity is the best entry point for the franchise since, [Assassin’s Creed I].

Assassin’s Creed: Unity is the eighth instalment in the series, which features a new hero that players will have genetic memories of. This year, it’s all about four-player co-op as the game tackles the French Revolution. There’s no word yet as to what the present-day single-player side of the story is, seeing as how in previous games [MASSIVE SPOILERS REDACTED. DARRYN YOU IDIOT LET THEM DISCOVER THIS FOR THEMSELVES] and then the Ham Demon exploded and stuff. Assassin’s Creed is also in a much better position right now.

After Assassin’s Creed 3 proved to be an underwhelming entry, last year’s Assassin’s Creed 4 restored hope in the franchise with a far more engaging world and lead character. Should be interesting to see if Unity can build on that.

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Last Updated: July 10, 2014

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