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Ubisoft confirms AC: Unity

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Last week, I showed you the leaked images purported to be the new Assassin’s Creed game. Now, Ubisoft is confirming that the new game will be called Assassin’s Creed: Unity, and we are invited to eat cake.

In a statement over on the Ubisoft blog, we are told:

We have been working on the new Assassin’s Creed for more than three years, and wanted to find the perfect time to give you an early taste of the game. Apparently though, the Templar Order was hungry to know more right now. To this, we say “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!” (“Let them eat cake! expensive eggy bread”) Help yourself to a serving of the first official footage from the next-gen only Assassin’s Creed Unity.

And here is the Alpha trailer that they released along with it:

For those who don’t watch videos, we’ve got a beautifully rendered French Revolution scene, complete with a falling guillotine and rabble roused crowd. Of course, the assassin is overlooking the scene, watching the chaos he presumably caused.

The game is coming to new generation consoles and PC only, expected to launch “Holiday 2014”, so Q4 of this year. It certainly looks pretty, and I’m sure that they’ll reveal more at E3 (when they were probably intending to reveal everything). I’m keen to see more of this game – the time period is certainly filled with potential, but more importantly, the difference between old and new generation capabilities were already shown off with AC IV: Black Flag. Imagine how much they can do with this beautiful franchise on the new consoles.

I’m still surprised how quickly companies have moved away from cross generational support. Yes, I know, people simply aren’t buying games on the older consoles, but I’m surprised that a franchise as big as Assassin’s Creed is dropping support of the PS3 and Xbox 360 (not to mention that Wii U is missing, too) within a year of new generation launch. It just shows how quickly companies are expecting consumers to upgrade.

Last Updated: March 24, 2014

29 Comments

  1. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 24, 2014 at 07:48

    That video produced zero hype……….looks like it’s going back to AC 2 ways….Can’t say I’m excited

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    • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

      March 24, 2014 at 08:06

      Sure looks purdy though

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      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        March 24, 2014 at 08:20

        Meh…..I think BF looks better

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        • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

          March 24, 2014 at 08:31

          I don’t know how your boyfriend looks, so if you say so….
          😛

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 24, 2014 at 08:31

            lulz

      • ToshZA

        March 24, 2014 at 11:32

        Yeah it does look amazing. Wow.

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    • Matthew Holliday

      March 24, 2014 at 09:29

      Im with you bro, too similar.
      I liked how AC3 and black flags envorinment felt so different from the Ezio games.
      the brighter colour palette and sailing >>
      Im loathe to play an Ezio v2.0
      zZzZz

      i dont think the vid was supposed to create hype, its just a response to the leak, if anything, its meant to downplay it.
      its probably just a cut version of the vid theyl play at E3.

      I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt though, they seem to have been working on this for a while.

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      • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

        March 24, 2014 at 09:50

        Yeah, can’t judge much really but seriously, I’m not liking this setting hey, sick to death of it. AC 4 was like a breath of fresh air, it looked and felt beautiful. But will wait and see I guess

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        • Martin du preez

          March 24, 2014 at 10:52

          How can you be sick of the setting? What other games did the French revolution/Reign of terror era?

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          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 24, 2014 at 10:58

            Sick of the Setting in an AC game. The openess of the sea in BF was amazing, this Victorian-esque(For a lack of a better description) setting and buildings were prominent in AC 2,Brotherhood and Rev, why go back after the brilliant BF

          • Martin du preez

            March 24, 2014 at 11:01

            Ah okay I see what you mean with the same architecture/feel of the world. Well it’s still early days. Let’s see what they do to freshen it up with this one.

          • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

            March 24, 2014 at 11:02

            Yup, will wait, not really gonna full on judge it. Just baby judge until I see more 🙂

        • Martin du preez

          March 24, 2014 at 10:54

          I for one is kak excited for the French revolution,it’s such an interesting period in world history, so much shit went down. And only Ubisoft can mimic that era in a video game perfectly like they always do in their AC games. This will be great no doubt. Storming the Bastille with hordes of peasants ftw

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  2. Martin du preez

    March 24, 2014 at 08:07

    Guillotines FTW! My body is ready

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  3. Jonah Cash

    March 24, 2014 at 08:08

    I have already upgraded…. And let me tell Infamous: SS is probably the most fun I have had in a game over the last 2-3 years!! I have almost liberated the whole City, and I haven’t done all that much of the main story…. The game is just FUN!!

    And this looks nice too, but too much assassins can’t be a good thing!!

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 24, 2014 at 08:18

      Those damn activists! BURN!

      Reply

  4. Hammersteyn

    March 24, 2014 at 08:17

    Such koek, and not the pastry mind. Kirsten Dunst FTW.

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    • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

      March 24, 2014 at 08:20

      Heh, you have a hard one for KD?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        March 24, 2014 at 08:25

        My Mary Jane Watson. Spidey sense is tingling.

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        • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

          March 24, 2014 at 08:31

          So you like it…upside down?

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            March 24, 2014 at 08:34

            Yes I do XD

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 24, 2014 at 08:31

    Damn, look at all those peasants. Disgusting.

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    • Admiral Chief of Auraxis

      March 24, 2014 at 08:31

      Filthy

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        March 24, 2014 at 08:35

        Hobbitses?

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      • oVg deprived

        March 24, 2014 at 08:36

        Please sir, can I have more polygons?

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          March 24, 2014 at 09:00

          No. *slap bowl out of hands*

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        • HvR

          March 24, 2014 at 09:01

          MOOOOOAAAAAARE!!?!?!?!!

          Reply

        • Umar Praise The Golden Sun

          March 24, 2014 at 10:04

          HAHAHA, poor console gamer

          Reply

  6. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    March 24, 2014 at 09:39

    AC Black Flag impressed me. I think I am feeling the AC vibe again! Can’t wait for this!

    Reply

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