‘Assassin’s Creed: Unity’ to Tear Up France, Ubisoft Trailer Confirms
If getting Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag this year wasn’t enough for fans of Ubisoft’s hit franchise, gamers should be thrilled to hear that they’re going to be able to get a lot more blood and justice on their hidden blade, or whatever happens to be their weapon of choice. Gamers won’t even have to wait a year before they can get their mitts on the next game.
As seen in the teaser trailer up top, Ubisoft has a new Assassin’s Creed game set to come out for the 2014 holiday season. Titled Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the game will take place in France during none other than the French Revolution — a time of significant bloodshed, ousting of those in power, and the reign of the the National Razor, which makes an appearance in the trailer.
There were no hints in the trailer as to how the game will be played, but if the uniformity between games in the series is any hint, we should expect a lot more of the same fast-paced running, fighting, sneaking, jumping, and more jumping. The trailer certainly shows some high quality scenery, and it will likely be well optimized for current-gen consoles, as Kotaku reports that it’s being developed for the new systems and PC only — sorry, Xbox 360 and PS3. The trailer claims to be “alpha game footage,” which suggests the game will have visuals along the same lines of the trailer — though Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs has been criticized for appearing to have lost the graphic quality that was shown in demos at E3.
Now, if Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Unity still aren’t enough for you — or if you haven’t been able to make the leap from last-gen consoles – IGN reports that there are rumors of even one more title to come out for the Xbox 360 and PS3, called Assassin’s Creed Comet.
With the money Ubisoft is pulling out of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, it’s no wonder that the studio keeps coming out with more titles. Both the first and second game in the series each sold over 10 million copies across all platforms, according to VGChartz. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations didn’t do quite as well, though they were really more of continuations of the second installment, and together they sold 15 million copies. Assassin’s Creed III set the bar highest with 12.12 million copies. Assassin’s Creed IV hasn’t had as much time as the others to reach its sales plateau, yet it has still sold 7.75 million million copies, though Ubisoft said it had sold 10 million copies to retailers in the quarter ended December 31. As more fans get new consoles and prepare themselves for the next game, sales of Assassin’s Creed IV will likely shoot up even higher. That will just indicate to Ubisoft that it can keep making titles for this series.
Keep an eye out for more game details to come from Ubisoft. If you really can’t wait, Watch Dogs may offer similar enough gameplay, plus there are plenty of other games coming out in the next few months to fill the gap.
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