But before you get ahead of yourselves: she isn’t a playable character. Instead, Elise is being positioned as a companion character or possible love interest for protagonist Arno. Interestingly, she’s also a Templar, but that doesn’t seem to stop Arno from rescuing her before she gets her head removed from her body via a grim-looking guillotine.
It’s likely that Elise will be a pretty major character in the game considering Ubisoft has created a figurine of her that’s available to purchase via the Uplay Shop. What’s more, author Oliver Bowden (no stranger to penning Assassin’s Creed novels) is writing a spin-off novel starring Elise. That book is yet to be named but we’re sure details will follow shortly; likely during Gamescom in two weeks.
During E3, Ubisoft was on the receiving end of a lot criticism thanks to the fact that Assassin’s Creed: Unity doesn’t include playable female assassins. You can get a first look at Elise in a new cinematic trailer after the jump.