One of the new aspects coming to Assassin’s Creed Unity is the addition of drop-in-drop-out co-op. You and up to three friends can tackle portions of the game’s single-player together. To do that you’ll need a multiplayer avatar; sadly an avatar that you yourself will never actually play as considering you’ll always be the lead protagonist Arno Dorian. Whoever else you’re playing with online, however, will see your custom assassin avatar.
To presumably get people excited for the customisation options in Unity, Ubisoft has opened a new section to the Assassin’s Creed website that lets you create your own Unity assassin right now. You’ll be able to choose the colour and style of his upper torso clothing, pants, hood and weapon. Don’t forget to click the left and right arrows to see more options for whatever portion you’re customising; there are quite a few things to choose from.
Once you’ve designed your assassin you can share it to Facebook and stand a chance to have your avatar featured in future trailers for the game. These trailers will appear online and on TV; judging by the competition’s terms and conditions, your Facebook name will be made public as well so bear that in mind if privacy is a concern of yours.
And no, you still can’t be a female assassin. Sorry.