New Assassin's Creed Unity Gameplay Trailer Takes On Aristocracy and Revolution

Storm the Bastille.

Developer Ubisoft has published a new gameplay trailer for its upcoming free-running game, Assassin's Creed Unity. The gameplay trailer shows off several assassinations, 18th-century Paris, and the army of the French monarchy.

A man, probably the main character Arno, narrates the video and describes his motives behind participating in the infamous French Revolution. You'll be playing as Arno in Unity, leading rebels in their fight against the French elite and their struggle to establish a republic. "For centuries my countrymen have suffered under the ignorant and decadent aristocracy," the man says. "So I will wage my silent war in the shadows; the time has come for revolution, for those to unite and make history."

The trailer also shows off some more of the nice-looking environments and characters, and the smooth animations that Ubisoft demonstrated at this year's E3 conference.

If you haven't played an Assassin's Creed game for quite some time, Ubisoft recently said that the game is the "best starting point since Assassin's Creed 1." The developer also said that it's not abandoning last-gen players yet. Keep an eye on GameSpot for news about Assassin's Creed plans on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

You can check out our impressions of Assassin's Creed Unity here. It launches on October 28 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Alex Newhouse is an editorial intern at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @alexbnewhouse
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33 comments
crusaderprophet
crusaderprophet

Why can't they make the combat more fluid, seamless and dynamic...like uncharted series or the last of us? not like they do not have talented people in the game...

zfazal84
zfazal84

Yeah I'm sold, I'm TOTALLY getting this,  I was bored of Assassins' Creed after AC3 but AC unity has rekindled my interest in the series.  This looks sick.

pretty_odddd
pretty_odddd

"best starting point since Assassin's Creed 1." This has been said for ACIII and ACIV. I think every upcoming AC games are gonna be the best starting point for new players. I know they want new players to buy and enjoy the game but if this keeps up then Desmond Miles' ancestors will not matter anymore. I'm afraid they will keep introducing new characters for for every annual releases and the story will be all over the place. New characters will have their own forgettable stories. I'm tired of war and politics, I want more personal story like Ezio's (very good story) and Edward's (interesting but not engaging). I really hope that Arno won't be as straightforward and naive as Connor.

edblevins
edblevins

The lighting looks really good, the city is breathtaking, and some of the navigation animations/controls look better but the character quality and combat looks very much the same. The entire engine looks like it has that same jury-rigged feel; similar to what we saw from Fallout to Skyrim.

Playing it safe by wrapping the same experience in a new package breeds mediocrity in a series like this. Black Flag was a huge risk by stepping out of their established element and now they are diving right back into the shallow water by 'getting back to basics.' Reworking the engine, changing the combat system, creating a new type of main character, or just changing the theme... anything would have made me more interested in this game.    

Coop, pretty visuals, and a few new gadgets aren't enough to entice a $60 purchase from me just yet. Maybe $40 a few months down the line.. idk... 

This will (no doubt) be a high quality game that will be enjoyed by many (including myself) but I feel as though gamers want more than just quality. Innovation and risk are what drives the truly great games.


Ayzed
Ayzed

Hope it's not boring with boring characters like AC3 had, it kinda does look like AC3's style..

hitomo
hitomo

I dont know French Revolution was not about that american type of patriotism ... they had nothing to eat and then where storming the Bastion, wich was useless ... but the only Thing we remember now


its as historical accurate as the AC game where you where playing that native american, wich fought for the Independence of his opressors ...


if it wasnt so crude, it would be just laughable

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

Fighting for liberty, justice, equality.... Again.

Hurvl
Hurvl

"best starting point since Assassin's Creed 1"? Since unity can also mean 1, it's quite logical that Unity is as good a starting point as AC 1.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Apart from the city itself -scope+detail- this one just dosn't interest me... *weary sigh*

Pewbert
Pewbert

That wasn't gameplay footage.

Chr0noid
Chr0noid

Okay, seriously GameSpot?  This is literally the exact same trailer you posted earlier today under a different article.  Give me an effing break.  I imagine Ubisoft is paying you the big bucks for all this advertising?

digigamerx
digigamerx

@zfazal84  You should play AC4:Black Flag it's my first AC game I ever played and it's a lot of fun especially pirating in the open world of the Caribbean.

themc_7
themc_7

@pretty_odddd the story is already all over the place. I liked when they stuck with Ezio. We never really got to know Connor or Edward.

tarosukew12
tarosukew12

@edblevins True but it makes sense. This is their original next gen game so they must want it to be more traditional and basic not only to test the new engine and such but also to give old and new players the classic AC before making more innovative things like AC4 ofc. Hopefully

tarosukew12
tarosukew12

@Ayzed France having it's revolution doesn't mean it's like America's revolution

woodyfr
woodyfr

@hitomo Interesting, you know a lot about History. :D

First, it's the Storming of the Bastille not the “Bastion”. Secondly, it wasn't useless, after the storming the monarchy's abuses ended.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@Pewbert It's never gameplay footage, unless you yourself play the game and takes footage from it :P.

brandonmshanks
brandonmshanks

@Chr0noid yes, gamespot does seem to love ubisoft. They are always quick to praise them for whatever mundane accomplishment they achieve, but they never seem to mention the negatives. I could be wrong, but then I guess its just a coincidence that the first praising quote in this video is from gamespot...    

newhaus1994
newhaus1994 moderator moderatorstaff

@Chr0noid We posted the video this morning. Still warrants a news article.

tarosukew12
tarosukew12

@themc_7 @pretty_odddd It isn't really about Ezio though. Three ancestors was the idea and it's better than Ezio Ezio Ezio. I agree with Connor but Edward we got to know very well

Pewbert
Pewbert

@Hurvl @Pewbert Of course it is. It might be somebody else's gameplay footage, but it's still gameplay footage.

This, however, is just a set piece trailer.

pretty_odddd
pretty_odddd

@tarosukew12 @themc_7 @pretty_odddd I mean if they keep this up then those 3 will not matter anymore. I love those three and I didn't say I only want Ezio's story. I want a more personal story than AC3. AC3 is a great game held back by some bugs and story problem. 

AC4 is held back by story pacing. From mission to mission it doesn't feel consistent. It's like they just want to speed things up to match the time frame of history

hystavito
hystavito

@newhaus1994 @brandonmshanks @Chr0noid I really don't care either way about the actual topic here, but it kinda bugs me when staff just post a link like that, it feels kind of dismissive to some extent.  Maybe you're busy and whatever, but I really think it sets a better tone when you write a few words to go along with it.


To save time, you could have some basic prepared statements about common subjects like this, and then just paste it in, of course noting that it's pasted with something like:  This issue comes up a lot, and here is how I usually respond to it.....

brandonmshanks
brandonmshanks

@newhaus1994 @brandonmshanks @Chr0noid Please, that article was only written because women and gays in video games is one of the hot button issues right now. Should I link you all of the articles from this site praising watch dogs that fail to mention that it is utterly garbage on the PC? It would be quite the laundry list of links.