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We have been working on the new Assassin’s Creed for more than three years, and wanted to find the perfect time to give you an early taste of the game. Apparently though, the Templar Order was hungry to know more right now. To this, we say “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!” (“Let them eat cake!”) Help yourself to a serving of the first official footage from the next-gen only Assassin’s Creed Unity. Stay tuned – we’ll have many more exciting details for you in the future.

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. Flop’ on March 21, 2014
    Do you know why Ubisoft abandonned the developement of the serie on Wii U ?
    • Utawarezen on March 21, 2014
      Because the Wii U's "next gen" hardware is practically equivalent to current-gen specs. Games being developed for the XB1 and PS4 simply aren't going to be able to be run at full capacity on the Wii U.
      • Flop’ on March 21, 2014
        So there won't have any new game on Wii U from Ubisoft, 'cause there won't have game on PS360 =/
        • LC on March 21, 2014
          There are rumors that there will be another AC game called "Comet" this year for current gen consoles. I don't know whether this would include WiiU or not.
  2. Horacio on March 21, 2014
    I hope they make assassins creed series history for mexico (new spain) or from the middle ages japanese or world war 2
  3. thatguy on March 21, 2014
    Will this be available still for the PS3????
    • Carnae on March 21, 2014
      The headline literally says "next gen only"
      • AltairLT on March 23, 2014
        Next-Gen AND PC :D
      • GUY on April 9, 2014
        Someone needs to learn the difference between "literally" and "figuratively." The headline does not *literally* say "next gen only." It literally says "let them eat cake," and implies "next gen only." Therefore, the headline line *figuratively* says "next gen only."
  4. Ricky Cox on March 21, 2014
    You guys need to make a assassins creed in Ancient china. That would be sick
  5. Ricky Cox on March 21, 2014
    Sorry Ancient china or Egypt would be awesome
  6. bear on March 21, 2014
    I really want to see a civil war AC
    • Greater on March 23, 2014
      you mean you want Assasins Creed 3 again?
      • Wat on March 24, 2014
        AC3 was the American Revolution
      • heyy on March 25, 2014
        Ac 3 was revolutionary war not civil
  7. William Short on March 21, 2014
    Well hopefully wii u will get the second game.
    • Flop’ on March 21, 2014
      Unfortunately, Kotaku seems to say the game will be only avaible on PS360 ...
  8. Raul Marquis on March 21, 2014
    So you guys make Unity a game but not Brahman ? Why? Brahman has such a good plot ?
  9. Raul Marquis on March 21, 2014
    So you guys make Unity a game but not Brahman ? Why? Brahman has such a good plot . I mean it's in India whats not cool about that, just because it's in another country doesn't mean Americans and other countries won't buy it .. , think about all the people that would buy this .. You guys should make Brahman a game please !
    • PaleMare on March 21, 2014
      Yes! India. Would be really a change of pace from Europe and it's inspired settings. I think it is still possible for the future considering how important the Koh-I-Noor is to everything.
  10. Terry on March 21, 2014
    I hope we'll be be getting some sort of game on the Wii U. I've always wanted to try out Assassin's Creed.
  11. Cody on March 21, 2014
    We practically did India alreadwith Altair and ezio
    • LC on March 21, 2014
      Ahem, what? Neither Ezio nor Altair were in India...
    • Jeremy on March 21, 2014
      What? How was that india?
    • PaleMare on March 21, 2014
      No man. I don't know how to explain this.Altair was in THE MIDDLE EAST and Ezio was in EUROPE. India is in ASIA. A totally different environment and culture.
      • Dave on June 5, 2014
        Ezio spent a significant amount of time in Istanbul during Revelations. Turkey is in Asia, albeit Western Asia. With that being said, a game set in a different part of Asia would work due to the large variety of cultures found throughout the continent. Personally, I think it is time to revisit Jerusalem and its surrounding area. Perhaps during the dark ages or even during the beginnings of the Industrial Age. It is time for the Assassins to reclaim Masyaf! The Assassins need to rebuild for the fight against Juno and what better way to inspire those who follow the creed than to reclaim the ancient home of the assassins and the final resting place of Altair!
  12. Jeremy on March 21, 2014
    I say we need a Greek Assassins Creed!
  13. Jeremy on March 21, 2014
    Is this literally France? or unless I'm missing something then someone please explain.
  14. Sid on March 21, 2014
    It's set in France and it takes place during the French Revolution. Most likely with King Louis XVI as a early target and Napoleon Bonaparte as the main good or bad guy. That or Maximilien Robespierre considering what it shows in the trailer of an execution with the use of a guillotine (device for chopping off heads) and Robespierre was executed with said instrument. I'm simply speculating at possible characters though.
  15. Eddy on March 21, 2014
    I suppose I shouldn't have expected more from the video. Does anyone know if Unity is what it will be called like ACB and ACR or is just a temporary or code name and/or will it be a number?
  16. Sam on March 21, 2014
    This game looks like it will be amazing, I am really excited to how the plot will go, what people I will be jumping from roofs on and stabbing them with a hidden blade.. I am also intrigued about what will happen to the present day stuff. Are we still us? or are we a certain character like Desmond? or is there even a present day? I would also like to find some details on the current gen version "Comet" or something like that.. That will be an interesting tale... I would like to see maybe to seperate storylines from two assassins in the same area.. like We have this french guy (whoever knows his name) but in "comet" we should have like a best friend or partner I would like to see something like that.. but I guess its up to Ubisoft to decide, and I will play either one
  17. Mantiskilla on March 21, 2014
    Should Ubi track record holds...PC version gets delayed in 3...2....1....Its not like they don't delay everything on PC anyway (See Trials Fusion). Wouldn't be surprised if Watch Dogs gets pushed back just so they can make console sales first.But then again, what else is new
  18. Joseph O’ Siah on March 21, 2014
    First thing that came to mind was the French Revolution, so they have already captured the perfect feel of that time. Props to Ubi.
  19. Arnaud on March 22, 2014
    So exited how Arnaud is so much like my last name Renaud. I called it for the french revolution btw. I hope the war of 1812 comes in at sometime. I always imagined Canada to be runned by Assassins.
  20. chris on March 22, 2014
    Looking forward to this new Assassin and setting in France of the french revolution & Napoleon wars. Also hoping & Ireland setting & knights of the round table king arthur setting too:) Nice job ubisoft you got me again:) i'm a sucker for history, looking forward to the future franchise and the new engine:).
  21. Ian on March 22, 2014
    I think I like where the ubi team is going! For instance since we've gone back to a similar ezio type character the story should come back alive!!! Second with new truely next gen features we could get a whole new array of weapons. Third a great story and true next gen features should make an amazing game:)
  22. Ian on March 22, 2014
    One more thing what if the new assassins main weapon is a pair of golden rapiers that would be my fav and then a side if dual revolver action
  23. Zach Browder on March 22, 2014
    So from the looks of it this next AC game (unity) will most likely won't be on ps3 because of it being next gen right?
  24. j.j on March 22, 2014
    Wait..... so you already presenting the new assassin's creed but you havent even fix the errors on Assassin's crees black flag multiplayer.. sounds a little suspicious and stupid.
  25. Trenton on March 22, 2014
    Looks very neat, will definitely keep an eye on this. Would a Gigabyte graphics card (GTX 760) run this do you think?
  26. DannyBoy2k on March 23, 2014
    Heheh. Percy Blakeney the Assassin.They seek him here, they seek him there...
    • Anne Lewis | Communications Associate on March 25, 2014
      Is he in heaven or is he in hell?
  27. Ryan P on March 23, 2014
    I was never a role playing game guy until assassins creed first came out. I only played sports games. These games are great and they continue to get better as they go along as far as the gameplay and ideas. I know everyone's favorite character was Ezio of coarse but i really feel Black Flag made you forget about that and enjoy something new. It's excellent game! I think the Edward Kenway story could be added onto (maybe a dlc) where he goes back to England and continue being an assassin and raise his son haythem and later play as him turning bad and carrying out templar missions leading up to sailing to America? All of the other ideas i think are great as well. The French Revoltion, Russia, Ancient Egypt, Japan, China and the Civil War are all great places for this game and hope you keep pumping them out. I will buy all of them! A few ideas of mine that i haven't heard from others are Ancient Greece, the Mayan period or how about the Vikings! That would bring some naval back into the game and i think could be a really intersting idea. Or would they ever consider putting out a remake of the first game with Altair or different chronicles of him? I think the new gameplay would have been great with that game and time period. How about going back to where the creed began? What period would that be? Or who was the originator of the creed? If u keep making them, i'll keep buying them. I look forward to many more!!!!!
    • Gary Steinman | Communications Manager on March 24, 2014
      Great comments, thanks for sharing!
  28. mtgmr on March 24, 2014
    I love all the ACs but Alitair and Ezio are my favorites and so were the areas we played in. I would love the see the China girl or even a grandson of Alltair or Ezio in the Baltics. Please keep up the great work. PS the music is mostly awesome too.
  29. Alex on March 24, 2014
    French Revolution. Behead of Louis XVI, the king of France. No need to thank me
  30. Gary Steinman | Communications Manager on March 24, 2014
    Hi all... thanks so much for all the comments and feedback. Rest assured, we're reading them all! We can't comment more (right now) on any specific questions, but we'll be back soon with a ton of info that'll answer a lot of questions (and maybe give you even more questions to ask us). Keep on commenting and sharing your thoughts. We love it!
  31. Alex Samuels on March 24, 2014
    The trailer seems to be fantastic. Just created some rumours already about the french revolution. Read an article on it also on forbes. I have also written the analysis of the trailer from the point of view of a fan.. leave your comments there...
  32. MIGEMI on March 24, 2014
    We want Assassin's Creed in Greece!
  33. Don B. on March 24, 2014
    Looks like they got lazy...Europe is done. Japan with samurai's or the present day...I think I'll actually pass on this :[ N that is sad cause I have played them all
  34. Stefan Dupree on March 25, 2014
    Will this be released on PS3 also or is it just next gen?
  35. Spencer Pyle on March 25, 2014
    Tenchu Stealth Assassins is where its at I want Rikimaru in Assassins Creed as a DLC Skin or Unlockable(preferably)Also get the rights from Activision to make a Tenchu Game make it happen!!!Wrath of Heaven was Legit
  36. Mike on March 25, 2014
    Dear Ubisoft, I do think that something during the 1800's old West would be great. Perhaps the 1849 gold rush in California, Lewis and Clark, the Alamo (my personal favorite), American Civil War, or even a Wild West setting would be very popular. Due to the success of Red Dead Redemption I think the market is wide open for a high quality "western" setting.
  37. Mike on March 25, 2014
    And I agree with Ryan P. I will always buy Assassins Creed games no matter what you all decide! They are by far the most fun and exciting gaming experiences for me.
  38. chris on March 27, 2014
    Hi, I'm not sure if this would be the right place for these two, But i would hope some one like you guys do with assassin's creed & maybe have a world war 1 game separate from assassin's creed but in a third person Stealth action game in all of Europe in trenches and such. I would love to see that, You guys do pretty well with third person stealth action adventures games like: Assassin's creed & splinter cell.Also, maybe you guys can have a real time strategy genre similar to age of mythology, But in it'sown franchise similar to it.Thanks.
  39. Susan Bernal on March 27, 2014
    My son is very upset that the upcoming AC game won't be on Xbox 360. We're on a tight budget and he has to save for everything. He loves this game so much. Please relent and put it out on xbox 360. Please.
  40. Isaac Guerrero on March 28, 2014
    YOU MUST put the new one on Xbox 360!
  41. CSerpent on March 28, 2014
    Well, I'm definitely disappointed with Nintendo about the Wii U! Now I'm going to have to buy the XBox 1 because my console isn't a next-gen! Didn't everyone say it was the next big thing?! Now they aren't even making the wii games anymore and shifting their focus, so I thought they would at least shift to a good console!!!
  42. domnsmith on March 29, 2014
    There are so many people who have the PS3 and Xbox 360 and will continue to only use them. AC Unity should REALLY be on thoseconsoles as well, not just next gen. Thanks:)
  43. domnsmith on March 29, 2014
    There are so many people that love the Assassins Creed franchise and still use PS3 and Xbox 360 and will continue to use only them. AC Unity should not only only be on next gen, there would be a lot of unhappy people. Thanks:)
    • Sam on March 29, 2014
      thats why they are making another AC game exclusively for current gen.. codenamed comet
  44. Poop on March 29, 2014
    I want one to be a spartan assassin against athens
  45. Evil/live on March 30, 2014
    What!?! Wii U isn't a next-gen!?! Now I have to buy a xbox one?!?
  46. CSerpent on March 30, 2014
    So, does anyone know what comet is about? And is it even confirmed?
  47. Halcyon on March 31, 2014
    I may be slightly late to the party, but I figured I may as well suggest some things. Hi Ubisoft! ^^ I am very happy to see the Assassin's Creed franchise trucking onward! I've been a fan for a few years now, and I have not been disappointed yet! (Although Desmond's death was somewhat sudden and early. ><) But I have a suggestion for a future game! I am unsure how much people would be upset with me suggesting such an idea, but I would like a game where we play during the Human-First Civilization War, as a human who uses their free-running skills to infiltrate First Civilization cities, and basically becomes a precursor to an Assassin? I am sorry if this idea is rather amateur, I am thinking of it n the spot a little. But I do think a lot more insight on the elusive forerunner civilization would be most appreciated! This enigmatic chunk of lore is far too mighty to just let be a case of Ancient Aliens! I hope you guys are having a wonderful day! Remember to keep your chins up no matter what. ^^
  48. harri on April 13, 2014
    is it the french revolution?
  49. Cayne Compo on April 13, 2014
    This better be made for Xbox 360
  50. Oblapos on April 21, 2014
    This is some bullshit I need Untitay on my WII U UBISOFT.
  51. Ryyan Knupp on May 2, 2014
    Can you please tell me why you are not making the game for the PS 3. The franchise came out way before the PS 4. Now I'm going to have to buy a whole new system so I can continue to play the franchise. I'm a huge fan of the game. Don't be a corporate sell out. Give the people what they want please. It's bad enough that Liberation was on a different. System. Not everyone can afford a new system every year. Fight for the true fans, and not the corporation. Just advise them that they can sell more units if they spread the wealth. Money always talks with these people.
  52. Bobwalter on May 8, 2014
    Game will be. PS3. Xbox360. Ps4. And. Xbox one.
  53. aries eady on June 1, 2014
    Desmond should come back and use the apple of Eden to summon his ancestors altair ezio conor edward and everty assassin ancester and fight Juno
  54. Thalis on June 10, 2014
    hello to time'm fan of the franchise Assassin's Creed, played all the games, come through this blog to expose a fear I have for the new game in the franchise "unity" First I want to say that I loved the idea of ​​playing the game story with friends through co -op, but I have a not so positive thinking, I heard that Ubisoft removed the competitive multiplayer, is this true? if it is, the story will be longer than it was in Black Flag or any previous game in the series? My fear is the life of the game for me, usually I end up in a week 100% synchronization, so if I play with my friends and finish the game,what I'll have to do? I have to keep repeating missions ever? need to wait expect DLC's for new missions? many people talk bad the multiplayer but I am one who supports and loves to play the multiplayer, I like to customize my characters to the max there, and thats become some kind of goal/objective after i end my singleplayer game, that finish up giving longer life to the game for me, so would like if someone took that doubt about the multiplayer and answer me, and I wish someone on the production team could at least read my review.
  55. lamar on September 9, 2014
    Please make act unity for xbox 360 cuz its a cool game and people will love it but unfortunately many people have 360 and ps3 instead of xbox1 and Postini 4
    • James on October 10, 2014
      I definitely agree

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