Assassin’s Creed Unity, the fifth core installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, has been officially revealed by Ubisoft. Images of Unity were leaked to Kotaku earlier in the week, which showed Notre Dame Cathedral prominently. So we knew it was set in France, and given the series’ penchant for selecting tumultuous periods, it was expected to be Revolutionary France.
The first trailer, a gorgeous sneak peak at Assassin’s Creed Unity confirms that this is most definitely the case. The filthy streets of Paris are covered in makeshift barricades, the tricolour adorns the front of buildings, and the guillotine waits for delicious noble necks.
Let’s not beat around the bush here, it looks absolutely stunning. Ubisoft says that the next generation starts here, and when it’s showing off environments as sumptuous and detailed as that, then it’s hard to disagree.
Between this and The Division, Ubisoft’s Snowdrop engine, if that’s what Unity is in fact using, sure is starting to look mighty impressive.