Hot on the tail of leaked production screen shots for the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Unity, Ubisoft gives fans what they really want with an official one minute teaser trailer.
The teaser highlights the beautiful graphics gamers can expect as they walk the streets of 18th Century Paris, perhaps perching atop Notre Dame on a gargoyle laden lookout or lurking beside the Seine.
Ubisoft released the trailer with a statement after the less than perfect screen shots were leaked by Kotaku last week.
“We’ve been working on the new Assassin’s Creed for more than three years and although we weren’t quite ready to show you our full version for a next-Gen only AC, it seems Abstergo are trying to force our hand!” the statement read. ” So here’s a true first look at in game footage for Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Stay tuned- We’ll have many more exciting details for you in the months ahead!”
With a fall release set for Unity on PS4 and XBOX ONE, gamers still playing on the old gen consoles can look forward to a new game of their own. Code named Comet, Ubisoft has confirmed the second AC game to be released in fall will be for XBOX 360 and PS3.
Though some rumors have been put to rest, still others abound. Along with the pirated screenshot came the rumor that Unity‘s hero will be called Arno, while message boards are buzzing with theories about the possible return of past Assassin’s, namely Conner, Assassin’s Creed III‘s native american hero who’s adventures also took place around the 1800′s, and the possibility that the game will focus on the French Revolution, which took place from 1789-1799.
If you simply can not wait until fall, the current expansion, Freedom Cry, for Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, that has you sailing the Caribbean and setting slave ships free, can fill the time between releases. Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Comet releases will carry on the tradition of the series, which has had a game release every fall since 2009. In fact, the Assassin’s Creed universe has been further expanded over the last half a year with the latest console game, the mobile Pirates app, the HD remake of Liberation and the AC board game, Arena. Though this has some claiming the series is over used, fans of the series disagree. The Sci-Fi historic adventure back drop leaves the potential for future games wide open, with the graphics and game play evolving every year. Only time will tell if Unity and Comet will live up to the hype.
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