Storm the Bastille with Assassin’s Creed Unity

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Viva la France! Liberty, Fraternity, Equality. Ah, the French Revolution – one of the most iconic events in history. Even those who haven’t studied that period are probably aware of the storming of the Bastille. Well, it seems prison life was integrated in Assassin’s Creed Unity as well.

It appears that some people won access to some exclusive in-game cinematics featuring Arno’s training and general prison life:

It’s good to see Assassin’s Creed Unity continuing the time honoured tradition of showing prison as a place to hone your skills. Instead of doing weight lifting, Arno learns how to sword fight. While it isn’t specified that this is the Bastille, considering that he’s in a prison that appears to be getting stormed by a mob of people, I think it’s fairly safe to assume as much.

At least this game explains how Arno got some of his skills, unlike the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag approach. Assassin’s Creed Unity certainly looks gorgeous, and I’m glad to see it’s well thought through.

Which iconic moments in the French Revolution are you hoping to see? I really do enjoy the way that Assassin’s Creed brings historical periods to life. Sure, there is the whole Templar versus Assassin thing, but the core historical elements are extremely well researched and presented. I love the attention to detail that Ubisoft brings to the table.

Is Unity going to be your Assassin’s Creed game this year, or will you be opting for Rogue? Unity certainly looks like the more innovative game; I just hope that Arno’s character is interesting enough to keep us all enthralled.

Last Updated: October 2, 2014

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