Yesterday, 14 July, was Bastille Day in France. It’s the day that marks both the start of the French Revolution in 1789 (when French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille) as well as the moment that the French people became unified a year later in what’s referred to as the Fête de la Fédération. It’s an important date in the French calendar; it’s almost like America’s Independence Day on July 4th.
It’s no coincidence then that yesterday Ubisoft released a new trailer for upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Unity. The trailer features a lot of new footage, highlights of which include: the upgraded free-running system, some incredibly dense crowds, and the highly detailed Paris streets. As impressive as all of this looks, don’t forget that this is a Ubisoft trailer, so take it all with a pinch of salt.
This new trailer also has a voice-over by, presumably, the game’s leading character Arno. He does not sound French, which is a pity considering Ubisoft has been careful to voice their leading characters with the correct accents ever since Assassin’s Creed II’s Ezio. Hear it for yourself after the jump.