Rumor: Leaked screenshots from Assassin’s Creed: Unity, one of this fall’s two Assassin’s Creed games
posted on 03.19.14 at 01:21 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Unity for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Comet for PS3 and 360.

Assassin's Creed: Unity

First screenshots of the next Assassin’s Creed, called or code-named Assassin’s Creed: Unity, have reportedly surfaced via Kotaku developer sources.

Unity is said to be one of two Assassin’s Creed games due out later this year. Unity will purportedly be released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while a second game, called or code-named Assassin’s Creed: Comet, will be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Presumably one or both versions will also come to PC. Kotaku said it hasn’t heard anything about Wii U versions.

The images of Unity showcase a new assassin, reportedly named Arno, in 18th century Paris. It is said to be set during the French Revolution.

View the screenshots below. Kotaku notes that these are early screenshots of an unfinished game, and that the final game will have better textures and less-empty plazas.

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  • Wolf Star

    Unity looks really good. I may get back into AC now. But we need a confirmation and a trailer.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      Don’t expect that until May or something my friend, right before E3 is about to begin.

      • DarkLegacy

        That’s if it’s at E3

  • DarkLegacy

    Wow cool screenshots

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      indeed. I’m kinda frustrated that they keep changing the control scheme for each game now. Whatever ends up being the final set of controls for this one, I hope it’s used for the rest of the series or close to what Ubisoft will eventually decide on.

      • DarkLegacy

        We’ll find out when there’s a trailer for it

        • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

          yup. probably won’t be shown until right before E3.

  • Tac-Mex

    >Kotaku said it hasn’t heard about Wii U versions.

    Not surprised at all, i wouldn’t be surprised if Watch_Dogs is eventually cancelled for it

  • Ghost Doge

    Well, here we go. Whole lot of ‘leaks’ incoming.

  • Bob Obb

    Wow they’re bumping it up to TWO AC’s a year now? They must have the most loyal fanbase ever, I got sick of the formula less than a half game into it

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      do you mean less than halfway through the very first game? don’t go by that one as the benchmark. Play AC II-THAT is the highlight of the series, without question.

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        AC II was soooo gooooood.

        • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

          I know right! A year and a half ago I played AC III, the first AC that I finished, and then a few months later, my sister picked up AC II since she wanted to play through the whole series, so I decided to give that one try myself, though I admit I was skeptical at first as I didn’t know how big a legacy it had until I played. Playing through the game, it went beyond anything I had ever expected and made AC II truly my favorite out of the whole franchise. I was so blown away at the immersion and story, and all that made AC II a great game, and was particularly surprised at how visually captivating it was, especially on 360. It’s sad that ever since Patrice Désilets left Ubisoft, all Assassin’s Creed games following AC II just dropped in quality and didn’t offer the same spectacle ever since. I really hope AC II gets a Definitive Edition or something-it can’t just be left forgotten on last gen. I really hope that this game, after AC IV succeeded, also brings the series more back to its roots, and makes it interesting enough to keep coming back, as I’ve never been to Paris.

      • Zackasaur

        I doubt we’ll see two each year. It will go back to one as they ditch last-gen. This solution is meant to please both gens.

        • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

          yeah I know. I’m just saying that after AC II, the series went off on a tangent ever since. Really hope it goes back to being more hardcore like AC IV was getting towards.

  • DarthNemesis

    Please GOD NO MORE. Enough with Ass Creed already.

    • DarthBrian

      Tell everyone to stop buying them and maybe this will happen.

      • Zackasaur

        I’m buying both. x3

      • DichaTesoro

        Once they stop being fun.

    • KingNigma

      You brought dislikes back! How’d you do it?

  • Shippoyasha

    Damn. Now I will miss the ocean setting now. They are going too far if they are actually pushing 2 games per year.

    Their release schedules for FarCry seems a lot more sensible.

  • LastBoss

    Gabriel Belmont?

  • blank059

    I seriously hope they don’t release two games. Also don’t understand why each version is exclusive to a certain generation.

    • Zackasaur

      It makes sense for Unity to be current-gen exclusive. The PS3/360 can’t run it.

      But they COULD upscale the last-gen Comet for current-gen. I guess they just want both to be focused and to not directly compete too much.

      I imagine I will buy both. My PS3 is right next to my PS4.

      • blank059

        I guess your right. It’s still dumb that they are releasing two games since now they are just competing with themselves.

        • Zackasaur

          It’s a weird move. I would prefer ditching last-gen. AC is worth so much money that Ubisoft aren’t prepared to do that completely yet… So this solution is meant to satisfy both gens without holding Unity back.

          Maybe this will be the last AC for PS3/360?

          If so, that means either Comet or ACIV must be the last AC game for Wii U, as well.

      • Joao Rodrigues

        Apparently they can run it, just like they did Black Flag…. And ditching the last gen consoles isn’t exactly a good move, one of the reasons being that they have a large fan base within this systems so ditching it won’t be good for marketing as they make the most money in those.
        Btw. Doesn’t it ever come to mind that it isn’t fair on the loyal following from PS3 and 360, who have been around since 07 to stop producing for one of the biggest platforms in gaming? Ah, I guess not, I won’t go on to say you or anyone who thinks like that to be spoiled or rich but doesn’t it ever recur to you that maybe some people love the game but can’t afford the latest systems? Nope, I guess not.

  • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

    Nice. but the menu style of the new AC series is so ugly.

    • Zackasaur

      These menus are pre-production. They’ll look nicer when the game is actually revealed.

  • Zackasaur

    I have defended Assassin’s Creed annual releases because they have thousands of devs across numerous teams with a selected group overseeing the series as a whole for quality, consistency, and narrative. This model has worked: Each game has been great (though people will debate their favourite), each game introduces a new area and period, all but the Ezio trilogy and Bloodlines (for PSP) have starred new leads, and Ubisoft make massive money from this arrangement – permitting AC games to be made with proportionally massive budgets. Plus, crazy/complex or not, I get a huge nerd kick out of the narrative. Sci-fi and history are my things.

    Unfortunately, some of the best plot points are obscure. The fact that Lenin and other Assassins led communist revolutions (only to have Templars sneak their men into these fragile new states to convert them into something else) is quite fascinating. The story in fact shows that modern US is ruled directly by Templars via corporations and religious institutions. There is a neat moment when you can see the Templar logo over the US flag in Brotherhood. I would love a game detailing more of this. The Fall comics are great.

    Anyway, I digress. Those are my positive feelings.

    As for these new games, I will definitely buy for both PS4 and for PS3 if they are indeed unique entries. I am a little concerned that the PS3 game will feel held back by comparison to the PS4 one. That is my only gripe, but I can make up for that by playing Comet first… If my excitement for Unity on PS4 doesn’t corrupt that plan. : P

    Anyway, are any other fans on Gematsu feeling the same way? I’m all ears! If you just don’t want to play the AC games, this isn’t the discussion for you. But I’m always interested in thoughts.

    • DichaTesoro

      I’m kind of sad that Unity will not be on the 360 or PS3 because I’m not planning on buying a new console any time soon—though Unity may persuade me later. So I’m looking forward to learning about Comet.
      None of the main games are of bad quality despite the yearly release thing, for the reasons you stated, I would assume. It’s sad that the AC series does get a bad rap for it…Revelations was one of the best but it seems lots of people overlooked it. So I’m just saying here that I agree with what you said in a roundabout way!
      The historical setting is what got me interested in the first game and I’ve enjoyed every game since, while the modern day story usually has my interest by the end. The gameplay is always really fun too, especially everything added in 4.

    • Skerj

      I’m one of the ones in firm agreement with you. Really outside of 3, I’ve felt the series hasn’t really faltered since the first on story alone. And the only reason I thought 3 felt like such a chore was because, well the main setting was quite bland. That being said, it was still an essential game to play.

      This is why I don’t mind the annual releases, as long as the storyline and the game are progressing then there is absolutely no problem. There’s 11 months between releases and by the end of playing one, I’m usually ready for the next. I’ll be getting both of these if the rumor is true, with total hope that the last gen one is on PC as well.

      Now mechanically, the series could do with a refresh because if I have to tail someone one more time to stay out of view when they briefly stop and turn around. ..

    • blank059

      I like the series but I hate how tailing missions became so prominent from the third one. Would have been fine with tailing missions if there was a lot less of them. Another thing I dislike is the amount of forced naval combat that was in the fourth one, I would’ve preferred that to be optional since I didn’t like them much although from what I know most people do. Also I think the series should go to earlier time periods.

  • 罪罰

    Milk that cow till it bleeds and dies.

  • Rogerrmark

    I liked ACIV because of navigation/secret base. If this entry has something like that, I’ll might give it a try.
    If not, not really.

  • shafiq95

    Parkour Up? Parkour Down? Why are they suddenly going with the name Parkour

    • KingNigma

      I doubt that’s final. Also it could be because of the French setting.

    • rainelee

      This is still undergoing development. These are likely placeholder names. Chances are, the names will change closer to release.

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    Ubisoft are a bunch of assholes. They knew good and well we wanted Egypt, Japan, Victorian London, or even China but no they just had to pick a boring time period and on top of that their releasing two games in the same year? I’m done with this series until they give me China or Egypt damn it >:(

    • Budgiecat

      I don’t trust them with China or Japan.

      they’d just end up making them look horribly misrepresented, inaccurate and overly stereotypical

      • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

        Might be right about that but I would still like to see what the gameplay would look like.

      • 罪罰

        chin chong u must become a SHAINOBI an defeat the TEMPERUARIO, GO, RYU! AVENGE UR FATHER
        *stereotypical WOOOOOOO oriental sound*

        • Elvick

          But they’d introduce Super Assassins. :D

        • orzorzorz

          ironically that still sounds better than the stories of the past AC games

        • Budgiecat

          and remember it’s “Rye-You” and channel your inner “Ki” (KAI) and your ancient secret deadly techniques of Krotty…..JUDO CHOP!

      • Rogerrmark

        It would be like every AC till now too, but re-skinned to look like Japan…looking for random itens in town with Rounins/Ninjas sounds SOOO EXCITING and ACCURATE.

        Not.

    • 9li8

      France is Ubisoft’s homeland. You sound a bit inconsiderate there.

    • Zackasaur

      The French Revolution is BORING?! And you want Victorian London instead?

      Son, go rethink your life.

      • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

        Victorian London is a million times better than The French Revolution.

        Little Kid go learn your place as a child.

        • Zackasaur

          The French Revolution is one of the highlights of all human history, mate. Its significance changed the entire world forever. It can’t be overstated.

          A game set in London could be neat, but I’d prefer, say, the English civil war.

          • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

            I just don’t like the french revolution. I prefer Victorian London. We’re just going to have to agree to disagree.

  • Ultimasamune

    Can we please leave the West already? ;(
    Where is AC: Papua New Guinea, anyway?

  • Cry_Zero

    I cant imagine them making 2 games with different protagonist. Well if they do it one of them ll be as useless as aveline was :/ Thats something I dont look forward to

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Univty and Comet could both be the same game couldn’t they? Just for the different generations? I dunno. I don’t really care for the Assassin’s Creed series.

    • Zackasaur

      They wouldn’t have separate names. Plus, it has been rumoured for a while that each gen would get its own specialised AC game this year.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        That’s just strange and stupid and idiotic.

        • Zackasaur

          I think it’s great that they’re making a game for current-gen only. I hate seeing games held back by PS3/360/Wii U.

          As for the last-gen game… I’m afraid I’m a bit bitter about that one. It will feel weird to have to play a new AC game on PS3.

  • dzeidzei

    I was wondering when we’d get our leak. It’s almost April already, gosh. Last time we got the info before March.

  • Zuhri69

    So, the setting will be in europe? Whatever, i’ll bite.

  • Willgaea

    Time to follow the Pokemon formula.

    • MasterSensei

      Assasin’s Creed: Slave Black and
      Assasin’s Creed: Colonial White
      coming soon to PSVita

  • greenreaper

    I hope they change the assassin robes. Looks too much like an ordinary civilian dress with a hood on top. And it’s hard to tell from that low res image but the hood has no signature beak I think. With the overal color scheme and design he looks more like a templar multiplayer character than assassin. But I understand that this is an unfinished product.

  • kefert

    Here’s hoping they’ll at least make the story interesting. We already know the gameplay’s gonna be boring.. like ac4

  • artemisthemp

    Which major bad guy was their in 1800?

  • AnimusVox

    I admit that I really enjoy the AC series and I’m actually kind of excited for this, I may have been the only one or one of the few who wanted AC to be in France/Paris.
    I disliked 3 greatly and liked 4 much more though I kinda hate how they end the games. And I also gotta say that I do think they should kind of take it easy with the many releases.

  • MasterSensei

    INB4 someone at Ubisoft complaining that development of games are expensive….

  • Eric

    it’s a woman under the hood, just look at her build and stance, they are small and feminine.

    • SOLOmio

      or a teenager! At least i can say that is not a female cause I played liberation and Aveline from the back doesn’t look any like this. By the way Arno is a guy name and the name of tony stark brother! XD