Official Assassin's Creed Unity Novel Hits U.S. Shelves, Tells Game's Story From Elise's Perspective

By Connor Sears , Updated Dec 02, 2014 04:18 PM EST

Today marks the U.S. release of Assassin's Creed Unity – the novel, not the game. Meant as a companion to the game, the novel takes a look at Unity's story from the perspective of Elise, Arno's childhood friend and Templar girlfriend.

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The Assassin's Creed Unity novel was written by Oliver Bowden, the same author behind many of the franchise's other companion novels. Based on the short except offered on sellers' websites, it looks like much of the novel is presented as the journal of Elise de la Serre. This actually seems to be a common theme among Assassin's Creed novels, as the Assassin's Creed Forsaken novel that came out shortly after Assassin's Creed III is told from the perspective of Haytham Kenway writing in his own journal.

The Assassin's Creed Unity novel is now available in paperback for $10.

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Assassin's Creed Unity – both the book and the game – tells the story of the Assassin/Templar conflict during the French Revolution. In true series fashion, the story features plenty of historical figures. Prominent French figures like Honoré Mirabeau, the Marquis de Sade and Napoleon Bonaparte himself dot the narrative alongside new characters like the Assassin Arno Dorian and the Templar Elise.

Assassin's Creed Unity – the game this time – is currently available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game's third post-release patch just rolled out to all three systems, fixing yet another round of the game's infamous library of bugs. Patch 4 is on the way, and it'll hopefully be tackling the frame rate problems that some players have been experiencing since launch.

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