Assassin's Creed Unity Will Be Going To World War II

Assassin's Creed Unity Will Be Going to World War II

It looked like the new-gen-only Assassin's Creed game would be sticking only to the time period of the French Revolution. Nope. Somehow, lead character Arno will wind up smack dab in the middle of World War II, with machine guns and everything.

A new trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity shows some kind of spacetime disturbance taking Arno from the time of guillotines to era of Nazi occupation. A late-2013 Ubisoft survey about the future of Assassin's Creed had floated the idea of an AC game letting players explore a city through different era. That's one of the few things that hadn't appeared as a feature for this year's AC games yet, but today's trailer suggests that may indeed be an element of Unity after all.


    I don't mean this in any malicious way but the Author really should be more careful about what he titles this article. This is a SPOILER! I have avoided the trailer because I heard it contained a spoiler and then right here the headline is a spoiler. Maybe a better title would have been something like "New Assassin's Creed Trailer Shows Big Plot Twist" or something along those lines!

      100% agree, I came here to say exactly this!

    If they're adamant on the future bollocks I'll take this over the shonky Desmond miles platforming any day. That being said, I didn't mind Black Flag's present day stuff.

      Black Flag dialled it all right back and had you participating in something actually interesting again I thought. I loved the modern day stuff, finding out how Abstergo had changed and was yet the same etc. Can't wait to see how they do it here.

      I'm with you. Can't we just have the historical stuff without all the crap they tag onto it. I just want to kick King Louis in the balls.

    Objective: Kill Hitler
    Bonus: Make it look like a suicide

      If this isn't in the game, Ubisoft has failed every Assassin's Creed fan the world over.

    You never know how much you want something until you see it...

    It's funny, but the more I see of AC: Unity, the more I'm convinced that it's looking like a pretty unexpectedly amazing game… that I'm increasingly disinclined to play thanks to be surprisingly bothered by the lack of French accents.

    I mean, I saw an explanation as that since the game is being viewed from the eyes of an Absertgo employee who is having the Animus translate everything into English for them, so it has English accents as well, but it's just so… weird. It's really throwing me off in a way I didn't think possible.

    I'd love to see a French language pack. Being completely in French with subtitles was a MAJOR point in favour of Capcom's disappointing-but-competent Remember Me.

      You can play this in French with subtitles... just as you could play 2 in Italian with subtitles.

        Oh! I didn't realize! I only saw articles about the lack of French. I will totally be doing that. Thanks. :)

    I'm actually not sure how I feel about this. I actually liked the idea that Unity was going "back to basics" as it were. Also, I know a gun is a gun, but there just seems to be something off about Arno being transported in time and using a modern machine gun to take down an aircraft, without batting an eyelid.

    I also thought Ubisoft said they'd never make anything in the modern era (and even came up with some questionable in-game lore to explain why), but perhaps there was a "we said we'd never make a full game in the modern era, we didn't say anything about sections within a game" qualification I missed.

    Still, at the very least I'm interested to see how this is handled.

      When they were doing 3, they said they were specifically not going to do World War 2. So I wonder what made them change their mind.

        Ah, that must be what I remember. Then in Black Flag they used some lore to say it was because vehicles made the Animus difficult or some such. Like you say, curious to know what changed.

    In betting this mission was done purely as a way to let players climb the Eiffel Tower.

    Good news everyone, this game has the "lets set a game in ww2" cliche, plus "lets screw with the laws of time & space" cliche & " lets give someone from the past knowledge on how what happens in the future & hope it doesn't affect history" cliche

    Sean Devlin is looking at this, shaking his head and saying to Arno "I did this first, ye bloody bastard"

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