Rumor: 'Assassin's Creed Unity' takes place during French Revolution

A set of leaked screenshots and accompanying information may have leaked details for the next Assassin's Creed game. Reportedly called Unity, it takes place during the French Revolution.

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Leaked screenshots may have outed this year's Assassin's Creed game. Reportedly titled (or code-named) Assassin's Creed Unity, it is set in 18th-century Paris during the French Revolution. According to the supposed leak, this is said to be just one of two Assassin's Creed games set for release this year.

Kotaku reports that Unity will be targeted specifically for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while a second project ("Comet") will be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. One or both are also said to be coming to PC. An anonymous source provided screenshots that show Parisian landmarks like Notre Dame and the Seine River. They also show new "Parkour Up" and "Parkour Down" commands, assigned to the A and B buttons, respectively.

If legitimate, this would align with earlier rumors that Unity would be set against the French Revolution and star a new assassin named Arno. Producer Jade Raymond told AdWeek last month that her game was to be set in her favorite historical era.

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    March 19, 2014 11:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Rumor: 'Assassin's Creed Unity' takes place during French Revolution.

    A set of leaked screenshots and accompanying information may have leaked details for the next Assassin's Creed game. Reportedly called Unity, it takes place during the French Revolution.

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      March 19, 2014 11:36 AM

      Will the Seine have pirate ships on it? Because otherwise...

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      March 19, 2014 11:43 AM

      They are going to drive this franchise into the ground.

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        March 19, 2014 12:05 PM

        That happened a few games ago. They been beating a dead horse for a while.

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          March 19, 2014 12:27 PM

          I dunno, AC4 was bad assed

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          March 19, 2014 1:04 PM

          Nope, AC4 is awesome.

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          March 19, 2014 1:11 PM

          AC4 is EASILY the best of of the series.

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            March 19, 2014 1:51 PM

            Yup, they raised the bar for themselves quite a bit! Next game can only disappoint.

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            March 19, 2014 2:33 PM

            Yup.

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            March 19, 2014 2:46 PM

            If it's the best I'm not sure I want to play any more, the pirate stuff was pretty cool... but the stealth eavesdropping and follow missions sucked donkey balls.

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          March 19, 2014 2:08 PM

          AC4, Brotherhood and AC2 were all fantastic games. Revelations and 3 were OK, with the first being a decent foundation but bit of a let down.

          They may not be consistent with their quality but more often than not they deliver something worth playing.

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          March 19, 2014 2:13 PM

          you sily man

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          March 19, 2014 3:00 PM

          They've actually done a pretty good job keeping it fresh. The only game I thought was unnecessary was Revelations. Story was decent, but the gameplay was like all the other Ezio ones.

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          March 19, 2014 4:26 PM

          Agreed. After brotherhood, nothing else mattered.

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            March 19, 2014 9:06 PM

            No way, Revelations was pretty good and a nice ending to both Ezio and Altair's story arcs.

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              March 19, 2014 10:31 PM

              While I *finished* Revelations just for the story, the gameplay was played out. :(

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          March 19, 2014 9:04 PM

          No, they've beaten a bunch of dead horses. Horses that deserved it.

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            March 19, 2014 9:53 PM

            that's why there's no horses in AC4.

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      March 19, 2014 11:44 AM

      Thank god, back to the cool architecture.

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      March 19, 2014 11:57 AM

      "stop running away!!!"

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      March 19, 2014 11:59 AM

      Glad to hear they're supporting the Unity engine now.

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      March 19, 2014 12:24 PM

      I'm actually really excited by the 'parkour up' and 'parkour down' buttons. The franchise has always been good at letting you scale up shit, but if you need to get down quickly it's either jumping into hay or awkwardly cannonballing into the dirt. Hopefully it will make the traversal a bit more tactical and less of a 'press one button and forward on the stick' thing.

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      March 19, 2014 1:51 PM

      They seem to be set on that time period.

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      March 19, 2014 3:03 PM

      Boo, boring. More pirates or ninjas!

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        March 19, 2014 4:23 PM

        I'm guessing ninjas will be their last resort.

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        March 19, 2014 5:54 PM

        the french revolution is like the opposite of boring, if they do it right.

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          March 19, 2014 9:05 PM

          I was so skeptical of the Renaissance period but they handled it beautifully. The American Revolution was decent enough and fresh. The Caribbean was just epic.

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      March 19, 2014 5:54 PM

      I've been wanting them to do a french revolution game since AC2. Hopefully this one will be good.

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      March 19, 2014 6:29 PM

      this seemed like a natural followup for the American Revolution. Could have a few of the same characters etc. Bit weird with a pirate game stuck in the middle, but I don't hear anyone complaining about that

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      March 19, 2014 7:53 PM

      Yes yes yes yes yes! Going to be good.

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      March 19, 2014 9:16 PM

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        March 19, 2014 9:29 PM

        I guess they will have to work on their surrender animations.

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        March 19, 2014 10:06 PM

        Paris is just slightly different from the American frontier.

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        March 19, 2014 10:53 PM

        Rooftops of Paris > Trees
        France > US

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      March 19, 2014 9:55 PM

      Imagine an AC game in a fantasy type setting, minus the animus and retarded modern side story... succcess!

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        March 19, 2014 10:08 PM

        ...not sure if serious

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        March 19, 2014 10:17 PM

        You might not need to hold your breath for that long.

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        March 20, 2014 1:04 AM

        gross. one of the best things about this series is that it lets us visit historical settings

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          March 20, 2014 1:14 AM

          honestly I find the alternate history/conspiracy/pseudoscience stuff more vulgar than any fantasy setting I've ever played

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      March 20, 2014 2:40 AM

      Really thought they were going feudal japan next, seems like the fan favorite

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