Preview Leaked Assassin's Creed 5 Screenshots

Rocky Mar 19, 2014

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    Ubisoft will release two new Assassin's Creed games this year, code-named "Unity" and "Comet", at least one of which is set partly or entirely in 18th century Paris. That's according to a report over at Kotaku, which also contains a selection of work-in-progress screenshots.

    "Unity" will apparently release on Xbox One and PS4, while "Comet" is down to appear on Xbox 360 and PS3. They may well be companion releases that overlap in terms of both the plot and core mechanics, though colour that speculation on my part for the moment.

    As the site points out, Notre Dame, the Seine River and other famous landmarks are visible in the shots. There's also a mysterious new male protagonist, armed with a sword, pistol and the ability to "parkour up" or "parkour down", which sounds like a more controlled and elaborate take on the franchise's traditional acrobatics.

    All this follows a rumour from earlier in the year that Assassin's Creed: "Unity" will take place during the French Revolution, stars a man named "Arno", and will focus on four player co-op in place of competitive multiplayer. Kotaku says that these latter observations chime with what it has heard from developer contacts.

    Ubisoft dropped hints about Assassin's Creed 5's setting as part of Assassin's Creed 4's modern day plot (there's mention of the French Revolution), but has cautioned against taking these too seriously. More concretely, developers have suggested that the next game in the series will offer open world multiplayer similar to that you'll find in Watch Dogs, which is down for release in May.

    In July last year Ubisoft revealed Assassin's Creed: Brahman, a spin-off set in 18th century India. "Brahman answers a lot of questions and opens a ton of new doors," writer Brenden Fletcher promised at the time. "Fans who want to know what the future holds for Assassin's Creed beyond Black Flag would be advised to give it a read! Hint! Hint!"


    Source - OXM

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