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Next-gen Assassin's Creed set during French Revolution, says leaked screenshots

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Next-gen Assassin's Creed set during French Revolution, says leaked screenshots

Roll up, roll up, for a great big steaming pile of leaks fresh from the rumour mill. Kotaku, as per usual, have thrown an absolute sizzler onto the flames by revealing some leaked screenshots of what appears to be this year's Assassin's Creed game. Sources claim that Assassin's Creed: Unity (probably a working title) is set during the French revolution and features a retooled parkour system, starring an assassin called Arno.

You can view Kotaku's screenshots through the link, which definitely appear to be based on a prototype Assassin's Creed build, with familiar French landmarks such as the Palace Of Versailles and Notre Dame clearly visible. Speaking of clearly visible, Unity seems set to overhaul traversal, as evidenced by the 'Parkour up' and 'Parkour down' buttons in the image above.

Last-gen consoles will reportedly receive their very own game, currently codenamed 'Comet.'

So, if true, what do you make of the French Revolution setting? Would you have preferred Japan or China? Should the series take a break for a year? Let us know in the comments.

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stevenjameshyde  Mar. 20, 2014 at 12:28

Love the idea of a Paris setting, but unfortunately the French revolution is about 100 years too early to swan dive from the top of the Eiffel Tower into a bale of hay. That's what people play the games for, nto the history!

But yes, a year off couldn't hurt

davidpanik  Mar. 20, 2014 at 13:34

This setting definitely appeals to me, much more so than Pirates of the Caribbean.

I agree, they could do with slowing down release rate - if only so I can catch-up! I've only just started on Brotherhood.

Late  Mar. 20, 2014 at 14:26

I know little about the French Revolution - so I'm up for it. I like that I learn a little bit of (skewed) history with each instalment.
Were the British somehow involved? I'm a little tired of the Brits being the baddies.

Either way, I'm glad Microsoft didn't get their concept controller with odours onto the market. I don't imagine 18th century France was the most pleasant smelling places/eras!
(I'm sure lots of France smelled lovely. But I'm equally sure the hotbeds of activity didn't...)

kinkinkaid  Mar. 20, 2014 at 18:31

Ive said it before and I'll say it again: Victorian London!

Quietus  Mar. 20, 2014 at 20:53

I'm a little tired of the Brits being the baddies.
Well, we kind of conquered quarter of the world, and a fifth of the entire population, so it's usually a safe bet we're involved anywhere in history.:D
(But in this case, not really.)

In case you're interested, the very short version is: It was the turning point for the world moving away from power coming from the church and aristocracies, with democracy and people's rights taking over. It began in France, hence the name. A pretty big deal, to be honest. It's often said to be what kickstarted (did they use crowd funding?) the modern era.8)

baldwing  Mar. 21, 2014 at 17:00

I know little about the French Revolution - so I'm up for it. I like that I learn a little bit of (skewed) history with each instalment.
Were the British somehow involved? I'm a little tired of the Brits being the baddies.

Either way, I'm glad Microsoft didn't get their concept controller with odours onto the market. I don't imagine 18th century France was the most pleasant smelling places/eras!
(I'm sure lots of France smelled lovely. But I'm equally sure the hotbeds of activity didn't...)


no, not too much to do with the brits. i mean france and england have always had a pretty good rivalry but the french revolution was exactly that, a revolution. The citizens revolted, stormed a prison and caused a revolution and killed their leaders. i hope they go as far as napoleon reign and have us following his army across europe as he takes over.

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