Assassin's Creed 5 Location: Unity Officially Announced, Only on Current-Gen and PC [VIDEO]

By CJ Melendez , Updated Mar 21, 2014 01:00 PM EDT
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Hey, look, another Assassin's Creed game was announced! It's almost like the series hasn't become annualized, or something. Are you surprised? No, you shouldn't be, because this particular Assassin's Creed is not just releasing a year after Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, but it was also leaked a few days ago on Kotaku.

At the time, Kotaku's source gave them some information on the game and a few screenshots to boot. Taking place in 18th-century Paris, Assassin's Creed: Unity will mark the series' first curent-gen only title (that's PS4 and Xbox One).

The trailer released today by Ubisoft themselves officially announces the game, its available platforms, and when it's due in stores: Holiday 2014. Kotaku's source also stated that there will be a different Assassin's Creed game for last-gen consoles, but that was not announced today.

Based on the trailer, it's apparent that there's some sort of civil unrest during the events of Assassin's Creed: Unity. Perhaps the game will touch upon the French Revolution as fans previously speculated prior to leaks. The public execution on display near the end of the trailer suggests a focus on the Reign of Terror, from French history.

Kotaku's Jason Schreier also posted Ubisoft's quote regarding the leak that led to today's unscheduled announcement. It's actually quite funny and very light hearted.

“We have been working on the new Assassin's Creed for more than three years and although we weren't quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only AC, it seems Abstergo are trying to force our hand! So here's a true first look at in-game footage from Assassin's Creed Unity. Stay tuned - we'll have many more exciting details for you in the months ahead!," said Ubisoft.

Being called Abstergo would be one of the nicer things I've seen games press called for posting leaks.

So, now that we know that Assassin's Creed: Unity will be in France, when do we start asking for feudal Japan again?

Via: Kotaku

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