A new Assassin, a new setting, and a whole new way to play. Assassin’s Creed Unity is the next generation of Assassin’s Creed, redefining the series for new-gen consoles and PC. After seeing the game in action at the E3 2014 press conferences (if you missed those, check the UbiBlog for all the videos), you’re probably hungry for more info on Unity. We pulled back the hood to get a quick look at what’s in store for gamers when Assassin’s Creed Unity releases on October 28 – but keep in mind that this is just a small taste of what’s to come. Here are the 10 essential things you need to know right now.

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1. Everything Is New

Assassin’s Creed Unity isn’t just an iteration on the previous Assassin’s Creed. This game has been rebuilt from the ground up specifically for the next-generation of consoles and the latest PCs. “Because of these new-gen consoles, this is the first time that we can fundamentally change a lot of the core mechanics and a lot of the stuff under the hood in terms of engine, game mechanics and actual game structure,” says Creative Director Alex Amancio. “So this is what Unity is. It’s not a reboot. It is a reinvention of Assassin’s Creed for this next generation.”

2. Including the Parkour…

One of the biggest changes: the ability to navigate down a building. Previously, you’d climb up a building, race across the rooftops, then find a convenient haystack for a leap of faith, landing safely on the ground below. “We wanted to avoid having haystacks all over the place and doing that special move all the time,” says Senior Producer Vincent Pontbriand. “Controlled descent is more exciting. It also allows you to do things that are different each time. This also adds to the sense of joy of being free and doing whatever you want.”

You’ll need that extra freedom of movement, as the buildings are now all designed at a 1:1 scale. Acrophobics, beware: You’ll really feel that height when you’re standing atop Notre Dame, staring out over the city.

And that’s just a small taste of how navigation has been overhauled. The way an Assassin will move through Paris will be radically different than in previous games – but we’ll have more on that later.

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3. …And the Stealth…

From how the enemies react when they spot you, to how you sneak around Paris, stealth gets a full makeover. That includes a new stealth stance, which changes how Arno moves and alters how he sees the world. In fact, stealth is once again at the center of the experience, thanks to some radical changes to the gameplay. After all, as Amancio says, “Assassin’s Creed is first and foremost a social stealth game. You’re an Assassin. You shouldn’t be Rambo.”

4. …And the Combat

Speaking of Rambo, when it comes to combat the team went back to the original core values of the game – but then executed everything on a next-gen level. “We actually made combat a little bit harder than before,” Pontbriand says. “The Assassin is still a very, very strong fighter. He can easily dispatch an individual or a couple of guards or enemies. But we also wanted the game to be a little bit more realistic.”

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Enemies are both smarter and tougher, but so is the Assassin. Button mashing will no longer work when facing a large crowd. A savvy Assassin will have to rely on a combination of stealth, planning and all the tools at his disposal to handle certain situations. “It’s more fun because there are more tactics involved,” Pontbriand promises.

5. Mission Uncontrol

Mission structure has also changed. Or, to put it more directly: missions no longer have a set structure. In previous games, you’d be given a defined set of goals. You’d achieve them, or you’d start over – either at the beginning of the mission or at an appropriate checkpoint. Assassin’s Creed Unity introduces something called Adaptive Mission Mechanic (AMM) – which is exactly what it sounds like.

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To explain AMM, Amancio lays out a typical scenario from previous games. Let’s say you’re tailing a Templar target; if you get spotted, the mission might be over. That’s no longer the case. “We’ve opted for a different philosophy where we won’t tell you Tail this guy,” Amancio says. “We’ll just maybe tell you Figure out where he’s going.” That means you can tail him if you like – and if you get spotted, the tail could turn into a chase. If you lose him altogether, your goal switches to locating your target. If a riot happens to break out and your target is killed, then you can loot his body to, say, find a letter that tells you where he’s going. “So it’s really up to the player to figure out how he’s going to do this,” Amancio says.

Of course, there’s much more to AMM than this. It’ll never be as simple as choosing the easiest path (i.e., killing every target and looting their bodies) because that could have serious repercussions in the world. “If a guy is missing, maybe they’re going to double up patrols in your next mission. So there’s a risk. It evens itself out.”

6. Say Hello to Arno

Every Assassin finds his way into the Creed in his own way. For Arno Dorian, his journey is about redemption. “Arno was witness to a great loss,” Amancio says. “He feels responsible for that. He feels that he could have prevented it, and he didn’t.” So Arno seeks out the Assassins in the hopes of acquiring the means to prevent the corruption that hurt him from hurting other people.

Of course, that’s just the first layer of the story. Amancio promises that there are multiple layers to Arno’s tale – but we’ll have to wait a little longer to learn more about this intriguing new Assassin.

7. Paris Bound

Assassin’s Creed Unity is set in Paris during the French Revolution – one of the bloodiest, most chaotic periods in world history. This was also a time that set the stage for the modern era, changing everything that came afterward.

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But history lesson aside, Paris during the French Revolution was also a bustling, dense city, with amazing architecture and a diverse population. There are various factions in the world, groups of people who will interact with each other – and who the player can use to his advantage. And there are moments when you might see crowds of up to 5,000 NPCs on screen, as opposed to 150 or so that you might find at maximum in previous games.

Assassin’s Creed Unity also introduces interiors. Yes, you can enter buildings throughout the city – some of which will be simple interiors, with others being fully decked out settings for missions. “It’s a game-changer for us,” Pontbriand says. “You can explore Paris inside and out.”

And under. The catacombs of Paris will also be available for players to explore.

8. Slay Together

Along with the single-player experience, Assassin’s Creed Unity also let’s up to four players join up and take on story-driven missions within their game world. “Each mission is a self-contained story, which means that we picked different really cool elements of the French Revolution and built a huge systemic mission around it,” Amancio says. And each of these missions can be played multiple times, tackled in multiple ways, offering a different experience depending on how many of your Brotherhood join, and how they’re customized…

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9. Choose Your Own Assassin

…Yes, customized. “We have a fully customizable Assassin, who can evolve over the course of the game,” Pontbriand says. “So as you complete missions, you’ll earn skill points, which you’ll be able to spend upgrading your skills.” Unity includes different skill trees for stealth, combat and navigation; it’s up to you how you spend those points. And you can also further customize your Assassin with different gear, offering even more diversity in how you play. This customization fully crosses over from the single-player to the co-op and back again.

(Note: Updated on June 11, 2014, with the following two paragraphs for additional insight into the customization.)

One thing to keep in mind: You are always playing Arno. “You’re playing Arno’s story, but when you start you’re not even an Assassin,” Amancio says. So all your customization is about Arno and his journey. As you become an Assassin, you pick up skills, and you acquire weapons and gear – all of which affect the way you play the game. And because Assassin’s Creed Unity continues to be built around a strong story and will deliver a seamless cooperative experience, it only makes sense to maintain the same character in both solo and co-op play. “When you’re playing co-op, you’re actually playing a memory of Arno performing a Brotherhood mission for the Assassin Brotherhood,” Amancio adds.

But what happens when you’re playing with three other “Arnos”? “From everybody’s perspective, they’re playing Arno,” Amancio explains. When you look at your friends, you’ll still see their unique gear and their unique weapons – but when you look at their faces, you’ll see generic Assassin faces. That way each player can still “peacock”… strutting their stuff and showing off their uniquely customized setups.

BONUS! Present Day

Yes, there will be a present day – but we’re not talking about it yet. We did, however, get one tasty tidbit out of Amancio. “It’s very different than anything you’ve seen in any of the past games,” he says. “Black Flag was different. This is more different.”

Assassin's Creed Unity

Assassin's Creed Unity

Release date — November 11, 2014
Developer — Ubisoft Montreal
Paris, 1789. The French Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a place of terror and chaos. Its cobblestoned streets run red with the blood of commoners who dare to rise up against an oppressive aristocracy. Yet as the nation tears itself apart, a young man named Arno will embark upon an extraordinary journey to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. His pursuit will throw him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transform him into a true Master Assassin.

ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol
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  1. Anonymous on June 9, 2014
    Hot damn this game looks amazing. Great to see Alex Amancio back from ACR.
  2. Aleks Gardner on June 9, 2014
    This already sound radically different from AC: Black Flag. I can't wait to hear more about this game, about the present day and multiplayer. Long Live The Brotherhood
  3. Martin on June 9, 2014
    Wow, that's amazing!!! Can't wait.
  4. Jarrod on June 9, 2014
    Once they mentioned Paris in this, I instantly knew where it would take place next. You see, before these games existed, I had(have) an impressive knowledge of history, though I do have a simple question. Is Ubisoft ever going to do an AC title in the American Civil War or World War One era? I know it sounds stupid to a degree, but these were also revolutionary times. You see, the First World War STARTED with an assassination. Not to mention building trifles with other nations...That's a whole different story.
    • Abraham on June 10, 2014
      You really do not need "an impressive knowledge in history" to know about the french revolution. It's common knowledge. Regarding your question, I highly doubt that the American Civil War nor World War One will be in an Assassin's Creed game. World War One because you can read in Black Flag in an email, I believe, that cars will never exist in the Animus. Also, I think the World Wars is too surrounded by machine guns and what not to make for a good Assassin's Creed game. American Civil War because we've already been to an american war, so I don't think we'll go back there any time soon.
      • Twisted on October 19, 2014
        What do you guys think of a Greek Revolution Assassin's Creed Game?
    • James on June 10, 2014
      That is an extremely amazing idea! To play as the assassin of Franz Ferdinand and then all of the hidden details we don't hear much about... Now I know I'm thinking ahead but I hope the next assassin's creed game (after Unity) is this, or the American Civil War.
      • Brett on August 12, 2014
        The assassins that killed Ferdinand were awful though. They were known as the assassins that couldn't shoot straight.
    • Zsolt on June 13, 2014
      After a few more games, maybe they will reveal that the modern Assassin is the one from Watch Dogs, it would be like part of the AC franchise. Just an idea.
      • ak on June 14, 2014
        Nope, if you payed attention to watchdogs Aiden can't be part of the brotherhood Although I could see him fighting with them or meeting them in a mission where they are hunting your target at the same time or something
    • EDMUND on June 15, 2014
      It would be great if Ubisoft's next revolution game of AC is about Borneo's nation.
    • Jack Greedon on June 19, 2014
      Yeah you're right about the cicil war, it was much before world war 1 but also dont forget that the game is bought and played with a lot of joy because it involves a lot of the old history and costumes/traditions. You also experience different old weapons such as the single shot rifle with the bayonets and the old cannons. You cant mix that old history game known as Assassins creed with such modern conflicts, gears, traditions, costumes, and weapons. They had machine guns and sniper rifles in the World War, did they have such things in the French Revolution. Thanks I was just replying to tell you the way i think of the game
      • Ibraham on June 19, 2014
        Yeah I understand, Youre perfectly right. Thanks Alot
  5. Abisai bonilla on June 9, 2014
    Congratulations Ubisoft, for be one of the best game companies ever. I am a huge fan. I love all your games. Congratulations.
  6. Isaac S. on June 9, 2014
    Hello, I was wondering, when you say co-op, do you mean on separate TV's/Consoles? Or like a split screen feature? I hope you mean the latter!! I was wondering the same thing about Far Cry 4 as well, thanks! I really want to know, cause I like having a friend sit next to me on a couch, and we can play it together. Also, so I can know to buy a second PS4 controller too!
    • Dominic on June 10, 2014
      Why would you want to split your screen? Its Assassins Creed....Regardless of TV size. When people buy big TVs, they want the whole screen (money's worth). Small TVs should never be split.
      • Holly on June 10, 2014
        Meh. I wouldn't mind split screen. For example, a daughter and dad who live together wants to play AC together, it's a bit retarded that they have to be in 2 separate rooms just so they can play together. This is why I hate multiplayer. I want to play with family and REAL friends (aka: the ones I meet in the flesh) not some random person halfway around the world. It also prevents current generation developing real social skills (lets face it, how you are online is very rarely how you are in the "real world") and getting out more. Just saying. Also, my folks (whom I'm slowly teaching them AC ever since I first brought it home (AC2)) have a 60" tv. a split screen is not an issue considering my own tv is a 32".
        • Jon on June 11, 2014
          Honey, this isn't the Wii U nor is it the original Xbox where certain games like Halo and Brute Force allowed split screen. If you don't like multiplayer then why do you even have an ISP???
          • Holly on June 12, 2014
            Sir, you are really dumb. I LIVE off the internet thank you very much. I just don't like playing with random strangers because it sucks the fun out of it. You don't have the bragging rights. This goes back to society's lack of real social skills.
          • Robinhoodeast on June 14, 2014
            That statement about having Internet makes no sense. Online only means you cannot play with anyone near you, such as family members, friends and visitors. This is a big problem when it comes to family in the house where they need to get another console and online subscription (XBL Gold, PS+) where you could just play next to each other. Again, there's the social problem you don't see much of your friends, there is no that high five when you do a bad ass trick, or that twist in the story where you go all damn it. online deprives that fun
        • Chris on June 11, 2014
          Screen size isn't the issue, it's trying to render 2 or more worlds at the same time, and there's not enough power on nearly anything out there to pull that off without drastically changing the game itself. Split-screen just isn't very practical unless you're making a fairly simple game that the hardware can run 2-4 instances of at the same time.To pull that off the Assasins Creed they're making now wouldn't be doable, you would likely end up with something slightly more simplified than AC2-era style gameplay, and probably lower end graphics.
          • Holly on June 12, 2014
            Sir, I've played AC2 on a 12" tv thank you. Besides, it's just like having duel screens for your computer. It's really not all that hard. And consoles these days are just mini computers. That's all they are.
          • Adrien on July 29, 2014
            Holly, you don't understand PC's, do you? The PS4 can't render 2 screens at 1080p with acceptable FPS.
      • Joel on June 13, 2014
        This is why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_GlxVCtzJs
    • Jon on June 11, 2014
      As I posted below on another reply, Co-Op is there term for online multiplayer with three other people to join with. This isn't Halo with the viable 4-screen split, this is Ubisoft creating games to there extension. Say there was split-screen though, my thought on it that it would not be rendered correctly, screen tear issues through 2-4 people playing at once, and constant game crashes with all the uploading from section to section in the highly detailed streets and buildings of Paris.
      • Chris on June 11, 2014
        Screen tear has nothing to do with it. You'd have to be able to render 4 seperate world instances at a playable frame rate period. With 1500 NPC in a scene, that's not exactly easy even on high end PC hardware. Forget doing it on consoles. Split-screen only works if your game lets you scale down the environment detail without impacting the core gameplay. That's not the case here.
    • nevermore_83 on August 9, 2014
      They're not doing local multi player. Only online multi player and only multi player is the Co op missions you can do within the story
  7. Delsin Jones on June 9, 2014
    I was just wondering will the Co-op be online only or local as well as online? I'm guessing online only because split screen would be crap for AC so just lemme know ya know.
    • Jon on June 11, 2014
      95% of the time when they mention co-op, it's driven to online multiplayer not split screen.
      • Jaxon on July 5, 2014
        What's your problem with split-screen dude?
  8. Sam on June 10, 2014
    I am seriously excited to see how this game turns out, Assassins Creed has always been my favourite game series. I love the new stealth mechanics, the slight RPGish style you have going on.. and the parkour would have to be my favourite. Very interested as to the "Modern Day" section of the game, due to the ending of AC4's modern era. And as the others said before.. would the co-op be online, local or both?
    • Holly on June 10, 2014
      I agree. Though I'm more of the "Rambo" style player. XD Stealth is NOT my strong point. Though my biggest fears is how the "alertness" is going to be. Because I absolutely quit if it's anything like AC3. Good grief, they can spot me 1000 meters away and I'm like "WTF? Where is the guy at?" Plus the random "respawning" glitch. One guard respawned directly under me (and stealth was required for the mission) within 2 mins of killing the guy. Naturally I had to restart the mission. *smh* Otherwise, I'd like having goals alter as you take on the mission.
  9. Goku on June 10, 2014
    I love everything that I've seen of this game but there is one thing that really disappoints me: the British accents. I really liked the Animus glitch thing that made it so everyone had Italian accents in AC II and Brotherhood. The accents helped me feel like I was there. The ones in Unity take me out. Does Ubisoft hate their own language?
  10. Mihail-Gabriel Alexe on June 10, 2014
    Great news! I hope that you'll continue the story of Desmond and what happened with Juno after that. :D
    • Jordan West on June 22, 2014
      I HIGHLY doubt it, considering they didn't do anything with Desmond in Black Flag and that he *SPOILER ALERT*dies in AC3. Not a whole lot you can do with a random dead guy.
      • Person on July 5, 2014
        They did involve Desmond. Hack the other computers and look through the files. Juno even played a big part in black flag as well.
  11. Ashk m on June 10, 2014
    They aren't going to use any era's that have cars or driving machinery available from what I have read. If you look closely in black flag, it tells you (or gives hints) of era's that they will expand on, Paris being one of them.
  12. Amazing on June 10, 2014
    When you speak of the modern day?
  13. LC on June 10, 2014
    Does "up to four players co-op" means that I can play with just ONE buddy as well? That would be awesome. :)
  14. Emma on June 10, 2014
    Does co-op mean that I can play all by myself with the privilege of being able to create my own assassin? That is literally all I want.
  15. Elsa on June 10, 2014
    Huge, super massive AC fan here. Holy balls, this just might be the best Assassin's Creed game yet, and that's really saying something.
    • Cecil on June 10, 2014
      I am right here with ya man, I was stoked from the moment I heard it was in Paris, France because I knew it would bring back the familiar feel of AC2's rooftops and height and city etc..and I really truly hoped for a revamp or at least an upgrade of some of the main pillars of the game, but I did not get my hopes up too high..but BAM there they go, something totally unexpected, and totally called for and really, just much need change to AC especially for the New-Gen exclusive game..I had a feeling they had to change things up in a big way, and they did in many more than one ^^ :D
      • Cecil on June 10, 2014
        Also, this is the reason for me buying a new-gen system..this will be my first game, followed by..idk there's half a dozen I absolutely can't wait for :3
  16. Scott Bingham on June 10, 2014
    "More different" modern day? I hate to be, but I'm nervous. The files you found in Black Flag were fantastic, but I hated that it was first person. I REALLY hope we never do that again.
    • Abraham on June 10, 2014
      Agree. Though I loved reading, listening and seeing the files in Black Flag, I think it's about time we go back to a real modern day story beside Arno's. Hopefully we'll see more of Shaun and Rebecca.
  17. Angel on June 10, 2014
    you nailed it, that lists talks about almost every problem I had with the previous games AC ( super scripted missions, broken stealth, awful combat, no fast way down buildings besides jumping. counter attack etc ... )I'm excited but realy realy excited !!
  18. mark bellemy on June 10, 2014
    This game looks phenomenal! The graphics are stunning, and I love the idea of co-op. But I've got a few friends who play with me locally. Will co-op be local?
  19. Kayyden on June 10, 2014
    PLEASE! Please, please, please, please, please, please! Have an option to allow for local co-op. I love these games and so does my wife. So to be able to play co-op split screen would be an amazing addition.
  20. Chris on June 10, 2014
    Why combine single and multi? Some people want just to play alone and some others want to play online multiplayer! What about all multiplayers lovers like me that spend night with friends on manhunt? it's just sad...
    • Sam on June 11, 2014
      They give you a choice, you can play single player, and if you have friends who arent that into the online multiplayer, they can play co-op with you and 2 others, if you want to play alone, go ahead, and if you want to play different game modes, you could do that as well..
      • Chris on June 12, 2014
        You don't know about AC/MP..... is not a choice! We want Manhunt, artifact assault etc..
        • Sam on June 13, 2014
          They probably have that, at the moment they are showing off NEW additions to the game such as the new Co-Op, they havent said anything about the AC MP yet, so you have to wait for them to release something..
  21. Manuel H. on June 10, 2014
    The French Revolution is an amazing setting. Ubisoft did the best chose. Now, the only thing that ACU needs to be perfect is a third-person hero in the present day :D
  22. Arno Stark on June 10, 2014
    So by fully customizable assassin, you mean I'll get to choose what hat my generic stubbly white guy wears, right?
  23. Kyuta Syuko on June 10, 2014
    Hawt daym this sounds like the Assassin's Creed I've been waiting for!
  24. Chris on June 10, 2014
    Also, what about all the clans who played against each other? The drama? the adrenaline?? Is 5 years that we play together as a clan! and what we share with the "share" button?? a co op??? And for all the people who wants AC in modern time....it's called : Watch Dogs!
  25. Daniel on June 10, 2014
    "Built for the latest PC's"? Bull. We've seen what Ubisoft thinks about the PC platform; WATCH_DOGS was a trainwreck for PCs, a poorly optimized, downgraded slug of a console port. You're hemorrhaging business, Ubisoft, and you'll keep doing so until you start to give a rat's behind about PC users.
    • Sam on June 11, 2014
      Someone is a bit angry, Thats one game that was horrible for PC, the previous Ubisoft games havent actually been that bad for PC.. from what I have heard anyways (mainly a console player) And this game is built for next gen, so it will be more than likely better optimized for PC, so pull your face out of your ass and quit complaining until you have actually experienced the game
      • LC on June 11, 2014
        Watch_Dogs wasn't horrible neither. It was actually a pretty well done port with only some problems with the very high-end performance.
    • Chris on June 11, 2014
      Consoles sell way more games than PCs do anyway man, unless it's a Steam sale and they're going for $15 a year later. I think they'll be OK. Watch Dogs was bad on _everything_ though.
  26. Anthony on June 10, 2014
    What about all the loot. what is the loot system about when i saw them play on-line live co-op player, and open world concept? What is the deal with the loot system? They did not talk about the loot system when the npcs die when it says press this button to pick up loot? They left this part up?!!?!? any one please tell this game looks crazy as hell!!!
    • Sam on June 11, 2014
      It would be the same as the previous games, hold the button, rummages pockets for a second or two, then earns money/ammunition
      • Anthony on June 13, 2014
        Oh ok cool thanks
  27. Sean on June 10, 2014
    I want to know more about the single player story.
  28. Sam on June 11, 2014
    3 things I would like to know.1. Modern Day story, when you mentioned it in this blog my excitement became stronger, I love the modern day aspects of the game and am very interested as to what will happen next. When should we expect a blog or some info around that?2. Co-op features.. In the trailers we see 4 different assassins with 4 different skills and abilities, for example, one assassin carried a large axe on his back and was bigger built. Does this hint at the fact Arno ISNT the MAIN character of the story? If we went through single player (non co-op) would we be able to play as this larger man? or any of the other assassins? Or are we strictly set through the eyes of Arno, and those other assassins are friends and are in the story alot. another thing is with the customization of Arno or our assassin, does that mean we can choose to be more Tanky or more Damage, or even faster and etc.? I am curious as to how that all plays in with each other.3. The Parkour, how does it work.. I know you jump from pole to pole and make your way down or something along those lines, but what kind of buttons do we press? Do we just hold B or O and just magically jump down ourselves? or is there a combination of buttons? and is it the same with travelling upwards? can we quickly traverse a small building the same way we came down? or is it still climb directly up a wall or jump on the beams?Lots of little questions which I am sure will be eventually answered. I am looking forward to the Main story as well, keep up the good work Ubisoft
    • TJ on June 25, 2014
      those are all the same person, just with skill points indifferent areas. I'm guessing the larger one with the axe was customized to be better with an axe and to be more of a tank-like build. so yes, you can play as all of those assassins if you build the character right
  29. Philip on June 11, 2014
    Do You Have to join up with 4 other online players in the game, or is it the brotherhood in the game that you join up with?..
  30. Lya Targaryen on June 11, 2014
    Why can't you think about adding the possibility to create the character? Maybe with gender option? We girls had Aveline but it is simply not enough. Nevertheless AC Unity seems amazing *_*! I'm happy about it
  31. alex89 on June 11, 2014
    I have the most idiot decision in history. You drop the ost fun mp for idiot co-op ??idiots . i play mp since ac brotherhood and now is gone. For that for the first time i dont buy ac . i love the sp but also love the mp i know a lot of friend is angry about that and will not buy it. Is s huge mistake Ubisoft co op after 5 hours is boring mp i play 1 year. You broken my heart with dis idiot decision and will lose the ac mp comunity. This year i will skip ac for the first time and will remaining with ac 4 because have mp. Will see the sale will drop after this decision
    • Chris on June 11, 2014
      Alex is right! You ruined everything! I'm not buying it either.
      • Sam on June 11, 2014
        There is nothing there that says that MP has been kicked out, If there is please by all means point me in the right direction... but from what I have seen, they have only talked about Single Player and the new Co-Op feature
        • Ben on June 16, 2014
          MP will most likely be in it....
  32. Mikkel * on June 11, 2014
    Maybe next time in Egypt or Berlin Japan
    • Jaxon on July 5, 2014
      I agree with you. Or maybe in the African savana.
  33. Mikkel Poulsen on June 11, 2014
    It looks very amazing i love Paris City and with Assassin's Creed Unity under The French Revolution, i can't not wait to play this when it come out to PC! i love Assassin's Creed Franschise!
  34. Mikkel Poulsen on June 11, 2014
    Maybe next time with Assassin's Creed in Berlin under World War II Hitler or Egypt!
  35. simon on June 11, 2014
    why not to ps3 for the people there dont have the money for ps4 consol, i need to save op for a ps4 now to play the game, and it will take a wile
    • Ben on June 16, 2014
      Same, I am a bit pissed but the next gen will be badass ;)
  36. mimous02 on June 11, 2014
    it's a shame it doesn't have a release on current gen while it should've been at least considered they threw it off the table they could've just do like wolfenstein where it's 4 dvd's and the mechanics wouldn't be that great but the ac fans won't get dissapointed
    • Chris on June 11, 2014
      Theres only so much developers can do with nearly 10 year old tech holding them back. By not making cross-gen games they can do way more with the games in the first place. What you're reading about here wouldn't be possible if they had to make it scale back to PS3/360 hardware. Not even close.
  37. Alex on June 12, 2014
    Please bring back Steal the Artifact and Corruption to multiplayer! I beg you!
  38. alex89 on June 12, 2014
    Alex the ac unity dont have mp. This idiots devs remove the fun mp for the co-op. Say clear the not be multiplayer " this year" a huge mistake
    • kadester on June 12, 2014
      Shut up, and stop complaining already we know you dont like it.
      • Chris on June 12, 2014
        He is right! you shut up!
  39. alex89 on June 12, 2014
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QKCHj7gmtFM watch here say clear we dont have mp i am very angry about this idiot decision
    • Sam on June 13, 2014
      He doesnt say where he got his sources from.. I dont believe him.. Due to the fact I havent heard ANYTHING about no MP and I am sure Ubi would actually say something about that
  40. thomas on June 12, 2014
    is this game only for the new gen consoles or for old gen too
  41. leutrim on June 12, 2014
    I just wanna Cry , i love you ubisoft .
  42. REALLY on June 12, 2014
    Are the BOMBS from ACR back ?
  43. Lynn on June 12, 2014
    Is it only guy players being an option? It sucks how almost all the games let you play as any gender but this series still never gave us female gamers the option. A few extra "graphic facial changing" for a different skeleton is too hard for your poor male designers, maybe get a different team.*end rant*
    • Sam on June 13, 2014
      Get over it, it wont kill you for playing a male assassin, I am sure there are many female characters in the storyline that you meet
    • Bijin06 on June 16, 2014
      @lynn: It is also funny, that Jade Raymond said, that we need more girls in the gaming world let it be the creators of games or characters. And the one who says, that it is too much work to animate female characters is ubisoft.... oh the irony. I am not on the rage train. I am not angry, but I am a bit dissapointed by the things ubi says and doesn't do. I also don't need a female protagonist, but knowing, that other players see my costumized female assassin online is so cool. I also created a female character in GTA V online because I kinda miss the option to play as a woman. GTA V: 3 characters - all male. And AC unity: 4 characters - all male. It gets boring |'D
      • Sam on June 16, 2014
        AC Unity only has One character.. just different varieties
        • Bijin06 on June 16, 2014
          I talked to lynn, if you haven't noticed. lol
          • Sam on June 17, 2014
            and I talked to you.. so what?
    • Jesse on July 17, 2014
      I beleive the ac liberation mine story thing was based around a female character
      • Jesse on July 17, 2014
  44. Venakatesan Rethinam on June 12, 2014
    We saw bombs in the E3 trailer and that is exciting. We would like the same crafting of bombs in ACR. Is that what we have for all the four "Arnos" or will that be a specialized weapon to only one Arno?
  45. vinay on June 12, 2014
    Can we use guns instead of swords ? i like to use gun in games.
    • Chris on June 20, 2014
      How about buying another game???
  46. Emanuel on June 12, 2014
    I was really hoping to see beyond good and evil 2 at E3 this year after Michel Ancel showed us that poster of Jade, but after seeing this game I was extremely excited and I think I can wait longer :)
  47. Sam on June 14, 2014
    One of the things I loved about the assassin creed games was the counter attack mechanic, it made the game really cinematic. Sad to hear that is gone this time around.
  48. Nandakumar on June 14, 2014
    yeah this look different from previous series.please set the next ac at indian revolutionary indepedence period that is so exicting period with more assassination
  49. Gabriel on June 14, 2014
    Come on, no WiiU for this game too?
  50. Luis Salazar on June 14, 2014
    Hey Ubisoft I'm a big fan of the Assassin's Creed franchise. I got excited to hear about a new addition in the the gen console and the idea of multiple players working together in the actual main story genius. If you need an idea for another addition I recommend the setting be in Rome the times of gladiators, Julius Cesar you know the whole Roman Empire thing it would be awsome I believe. Big fan and can't wait to assassinate my enemies in Unit!
  51. Minh on June 14, 2014
    Just when i started to lose hopes on the series, Ubisoft just slap me right in the face with something unexpected like this. I'm sorry for losing faith on you Ubi :(
  52. ahmedtarik on June 14, 2014
    i swear it's going to be the game of the year , ubisoft will always be the best
  53. Chris on June 15, 2014
    Funny how how people say every game needs multiplayer in ordewr for it to succeed, gamers are dumb, lol.Assassin's creed works without multiplayer. i enjoy the story of it.
  54. SAMXTREME on June 15, 2014
    I am just in anticipation of the PC requirements of the game. . No one likes a slow AC game. I just hope that ubisoft doesn't make the same mistake as watch dogs
  55. Bolo on June 17, 2014
    Have you guys noticed that in the demos enemies don't drop their weapons
  56. Pseudonymous on June 17, 2014
    While I find this game most intriguing, I am extremely excited, I believe that Victorian England would be perfect for Assassins Creed, with this industrial time period you could make an easy switch to WW1 through the new technology so that players are used to machine guns and such.
  57. TheKing on June 18, 2014
    I really hope the present day story can continue from assassins creed 3 because black flags story was really stupid.
    • Jaxon on July 5, 2014
      Yeah! AC3 was much better than AC4
      • Jesse on July 17, 2014
        I think it would be cool if they made the next ac take place during the civil war it would make it really cool
  58. TheKing00797 on June 19, 2014
    I hope next assassin's creed (after Unity) should take place in samurai era........
  59. Zach on June 19, 2014
    This better be good. I have been really disappointed in ubisoft due to the somewhat lacking plots and characters of previous games.
  60. southernpride on June 22, 2014
    That would be awesome to move to ancient China or Japan and see some newer plots. But please fix the glitches that plagued ac4. All in all, huge fan and can't wait to assassinate templars with my friends. Dedicated fan. Even got the assassin insignia as a tattoo. "We work in the dark, serve the light. We are assassins. Nothing is true, everything is permitted".
  61. southernpride on June 22, 2014
    @lynn. Play ac liberation. Its for the vita but it is a female character. Don't bash a series unless you have the facts
  62. Condog on June 24, 2014
    Not sure if it snows in Paris, but will there be snow in unity (like in ACIII) because I really liked the snow
  63. Arno on June 25, 2014
    Oh man, this looks brilliant! I like the RPG style of combat, the stealth and the parkour so much! Graphics and the ability to customize your Assassin is also amazing! Co-Op looks sexy too.
  64. Death on June 26, 2014
    I was kind of hoping after seeing the trailer for Unity that we could have four different character and their stories to play through. I'm a little disappointed that we only have Arno story to play. I would of loved it if you could play each characters story to see how they all became Assassin's.
  65. Jack on June 28, 2014
    Cant wait looks really cool hope thet bring back the bombs from ACR though .
  66. James on June 30, 2014
    You Stole " Stealth mode " from | Hitman Absolution game -_-
  67. Ludwig on July 2, 2014
    I am a huge Assassins Creed fan but i wont be able to buy this awesome game because I have i PS3 and i think that i speak for all the people that has a PS3. Those who cant afford a PS4 and are huge Assassins Creed fans want the game to get released on PS3. Besides I think that Ubisoft would sell better if it came out on the PS3 because there are so many people that cant afford a PS4. But thats what i think about this. The game is still good and it will always be.
    • Pavel on July 4, 2014
      Same here i have an Xbox 360 but i won't be getting an Xbox One so i hope that you release the game on the older consoles as well as the PS4 and Xbox One.
      • Jesse on July 17, 2014
        Thats what i thought but i think im gonna save up to buy an xbox one just for this game
    • Jaxon on July 5, 2014
      Same concept for me except I have the Xbox 360 and can't get the Xbox 1
  68. Pavel Yashchenko on July 4, 2014
    Please make co-op splitscreen, so up to four people can play on one console.
  69. linebling on July 6, 2014
    Don't get me 2 tong but the idea of 4 arvo ' is stupid I mean if some people actually like the other assassins then arno why can't they be them instead of being the same assassin nut looking different to your friends I am not gonna lie but this is stupid . Not impressed by this co-op feature
  70. John on July 7, 2014
    I like it all but I do not like the customization This is assassins creed ican see changing the outfit. But just take out the skill tree I think I ruins the game for me Think of it this way in past assassins creeds you were able to unlock most of your stuff at the start of the game but no title degenerate on how well you'll do the mission the unlock certain things and to me is will just drag out and it may turn into a watchdogs failure
  71. FRS DZ on July 11, 2014
    Cant wait looks really cool hope thet bring back the bombs from ACR though .
  72. Kannan on July 14, 2014
    Will this be anything like the Ezio and Altair series?
    • Jesse on July 17, 2014
      @Kannan I think it said there would be no relation to the old ac games
  73. Rafi on July 16, 2014
    What will be the System requirements for PC?
  74. Rafi on July 16, 2014
    I wish that the next Assassin's Creed will be a Templar Assassin
  75. jacko on July 23, 2014
    Sound amazing and looks it, great job! I have an idea on the next Assassin's Creed, I know its a bit to fast but oh well. Egypt during the time where Jewish people were slaves, to me sounds like a cracking idea anyone agree or disagree?
  76. Will on July 27, 2014
    My idea for civil war was that it could be played with the main character as a black slave who is saved by the assassins and then joins them!
  77. Will on July 27, 2014
    My idea for a civil war AC was that the main character could be a black slave who was saved by the assassins
  78. Gabe on July 31, 2014
    I'm a bit disappointed that there will be no "couch co-op" seeing as I have no internet access for my ps4 and enjoy a weekend playing games with mates. Assassin's creed is still one of my favourite game series, but I feel the formula is dying out. Seeing as Australia's internet average speed and connectivity percentage is the same as Greece and Mexico, Ubisoft should try and appeal to more gamers by introducing split screen
  79. raven on August 1, 2014
    that girl ! plz dont make it a love story
  80. Jamie on August 6, 2014
    why couldn't they make the story mode co-op ? not gay separate missions! this game would be much better if your friends could join your game and free roam around with you and do story missions with you!
  81. Alex84 on August 25, 2014
    What language will be available on the ACU?
  82. elcolosoenllamas on August 25, 2014
    I am worried about present-day history. The first person view in Black Flag was very poor, and lacked the magic of the previous AC games. I hope to put a player in third person in present-day history to make this a perfect game.
  83. Eshty on August 26, 2014
    will there be any bombs?...you know like AC Revelation......can things be crafted in Unity?
  84. Sample17 on August 26, 2014
    Theres a lot story about main characters Arno Dorian in Assassin Creed Unity, But something i confuse why the ubisoft not show Animus system on AC Unity, some fans on another forum says we'll never used animus system again, but Helix. Can you give it videos of Animus/Helix things about? contacted me on email, please
  85. gil on August 27, 2014
    Bah arno's motifs are mostly the same as Ezio. and most interface comes from black flag. combat they made the right choice yes by removing the direct counter attack, making it harder but altair's combat was pretty hard at later missions.don't get me wrong, it looks great, and i've already pre ordered it, fantastic, but a "rebuild from the ground" or "everythings new" not quite...and im pretty sure if it goes well, they will make another trilogy like Ezio.
  86. Jason on August 31, 2014
    I can't imagine how beautiful this game is going to be. Not to mention that coop is now available, it's THE feature that I've been waiting for since Ezio. But for me, it would've been so much better if they had added the splitscreen feature for coop, it's much more fun to play with your friends on the same console, same tv, same room. I hope they take this into consideration for their next Assassin's Creed.
  87. assassin123 on September 7, 2014
    hope you can go back and talk to Edward or some of the old assassins and get tips and advice, and then them give you a little special something from when they were an assassin.
  88. Loyal-Customer on September 23, 2014
    This game looks really cool and I wont hestitate to preorder it. I just have one question, as I might have misunderstood the news from this blog.It sounds like the game is going to be like Mass effect/Fable with alternative realities based on the players choices and actions, or did I just misinterpret it (With that the player can build and upgrade the character after his/her own wish.) ?I don't want an alternative reality based on my deeds in earlier missions, which might result in a different storyline, or a completly different ending. (Even though the latter option seems highly unlikley.) Is the character still tied to one story? Please someone tell me.Fable is a small game and playing it with all its different outcomes based on your decisions as an evil or a good hero was a pleasure. But if this system does not belong in ubisofts big and epic games. I would not cope playing AC V like ten times over.Cheers
  89. This Looks Incredible on September 29, 2014
    This just looks spectacular! I'm going to be so psyched to be getting this for the ps4 I am also saving up for. So close! eehk!
  90. Kapil Viren Ahuja on September 29, 2014
    This just looks awesome; i was started to get bored of the AC series (I have played all of them); but it seems this will hook me right back.
  91. Alex Stroud on October 6, 2014
    I understand that you can fully customize your Arno in the game, but is this only in co-op because i really want to have the robes used in the trailer for the single player but use my own set up for multiplayer. I have been wondering for a while, if you know please tell me.
  92. eldest on October 8, 2014
    // We actually made combat a little bit harder than beforeBut little bit is not enough,.. I remember you guys was saying in the first game that we gonna play for assassin and we should avoid direct combats, actually we've got parkour for this purpose, not just for fun, but in the end we got some kind of superhero who could fight any amount of enemies Don't get me wrong, I like AS series, but I missed last parts because it so easy to play, I'd even say it's so hard to die in these games, and with every new version you make it only easier. I love what you made with Splinter Cell series, and I really hope you'll make something the same with AS, but for now, according to all videos and news I have seen, the only thing what makes me think about buying this part it's an environment, Paris looks great, at least at video.PS: I never even try to find all flags, chests, anything in games,.. it's boring.
  93. Assassin-InFaME on October 14, 2014
    Man' CanT" WAIT For AC Unity. but in singleplayer can you exactly customize arno? im just very curious about it i mean coop is fun" and awsome. but i'm more of a singleplayer fan so yeah i just hope that we can cusomize arno in singleplayer campaign...
  94. Aaron on October 14, 2014
    i wish they made an mmo of assassin's creed, don't get me wrong i like the unity game very much except i cannot play with family and friends. reason is my friends are all over the country doing what they like, my family are hardcore workers, they think games and such is just a waste of your life.
    • iNFAME on October 20, 2014
      ummmm... mmo i knw right that will be sick... ( but games are such a waste of life)... NO ITs Not If you have a good life such as good job nice house sick car and yeah money than WTF.... live your life the way you want cuzz im living mine(:.....:)
  95. A person on October 27, 2014
    So can you still play co-op online with ai bots or no?
  96. Alex on October 31, 2014
    You know what time period/place I'd LOVE an AC game to be set in? London/England during the English Civil War - right up through the Glorious Revolution, Great Fire, rebuild of the city of London, the reign of Queen Anne etc and the Act of Union between England and Scotland.Living and working in Central London (off Fleet Street) I see every day the wonderful architecture and churches of Sir Christopher Wren and I swear some of them just look made to free run on.Plus with the time period you've got really good opportunities for goodies/baddies in the Kings/Parliament, great characters like Cromwell etc. It would be awesome.

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