Late last week, a few screenshots were leaked that showed off what was thought to be a new Assassin’s Creed set in France. Ubisoft is officially set to unveil the game to press this week, but thanks to the leaked images, they decided to release a teaser trailer to silence the press rumour mill.
The next entry into Ubisoft’s annual stabby series is called Assassin’s Creed Unity, and it is set in Paris during the French Revolution. Not much else is known at present, so we don’t know the name of our new assassin or how he fits into previous family trees.
Now for the great news: the game is NOT coming to last-gen platforms, which means no PlayStation 3 and no Xbox 360 releases. Unity will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One sometime during the “holiday season”; no mention of the Wii U. Judging by the last two years, you can expect a worldwide release around the end of October. Hit the jump for the trailer.
The trailer was released alongside a rather tongue-in-cheek statement by Ubisoft:
Published on Mar 21, 2014 Qu’ils mangent de la brioche [Let them eat cake]! We have 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 vision for a next-gen only AC, it seems Abstergo are trying to force our hand! So here’s a true first look at in-game footage from Assassin’s Creed Unity. Stay tuned – we’ll have many more exciting details for you in the months ahead!