Ubisoft teased the next Assassin's Creed French Revolution setting back in 2010

The setting of Assassin's Creed Unity was alluded to at the end of Brotherhood. Did you register the nod at the time? We didn't.

Ubisoft has said that it peppered the Assassin's Creed series with clues as to the location of this year's title--the French Revolution--way back in Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.

Image credit: Eurogamer.

Eurogamer spotted writer Jeffrey Yohalem talking about an ending sequence from 2010's Brotherhood, which displayed the symbols Phrygian Cap, which is associated with the French Revolution, and the masonic Eye of Providence, which referred to the North American setting of Assassin's Creed III.

"The symbols pointed to American Revolution and French Revolution," said Yohalem.

Ubisoft confirmed Assassin's Creed Unity last week after its existence was leaked online.

Yohalem was the lead writer on Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and later went on to work on the scripts for Far Cry 3 and the upcoming Child of Light.

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sidzero
sidzero

Yeah, they teased the French and American Revolutions. They've also teased like a hundred other historical settings throughout the series. That's like telling someone to guess a number between one and one, and expecting them to be astounded when you tell them their number was one.

Hiraishin
Hiraishin

This is going to be interesting since France originated parkour maybe we will see a new style of scaling structures. Maybe they're playing on that, even though it wasn't really introduced till the 1970s lol

swantn5
swantn5

ummm i didnt even notice normally all the AC endings are just one big WTF is this type of moment 

Archangel2222
Archangel2222

Wouldve been cool if they mentioned the illuminati or masons in AC3, they did say aaaaa line about the masons but nothing really special to get them involved with the templars. i like the AC games hopefully this game has a better story because they are dropping the ball big time, and less naval ships stick to assassin missions and key figures to target, if they want a naval game make a seperate spin off it seems to me the AC series has moved into a pirate game lately and lost focus on ground combat and stealth

TheLazyClown
TheLazyClown

I knew about this ever since I've beaten Brotherhood.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Back in 2010? With my backlog, that's like going back to the future :P. Witcher 1 with German text/English voice acting is what I currently play and I think that one is quite advanced gameplay-wise.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

It was also teased that Assassins Creed would be a stealth assassination game back in 2007

endorbr
endorbr

They've also had info about events during WWI and WWII, Prussia, Egypt, and a whole bunch of other places scattered throughout the games so I wouldn't really call these couple of symbols "clues" to anything.

cboye18
cboye18

Who really cares? The games are as bad as they come anyways...

mikees1
mikees1

Who cares. As an Englishman I won't be buying this. I'd rather not play as a surrender monkey protaganist. Not when ubisoft blatantly passed up the much better prospect of either Victorian London, feudal japan or a Viking one. Any of them would of kicked the crap out of the French (to be fair, my two month daughter would kick the crap out of the French too lol) setting. This is a backward step after black flag. I own a ps4 and a 360, judging by rumour mill last gen is getting a seperate title, I'll be buying that NON French one.

leikeylosh
leikeylosh

The clues were buried under the sh*tty storyline.

GIF
GIF

When clues this obscure never get found its a shame. You have to dumb things down a bit so everyone can get it because if nobody finds it then its wasted effort

berserker66666
berserker66666

So if they've been planning for this all along, why not just tell us then and there instead of waiting till now?

Wise_Noremac
Wise_Noremac

It was easy to pick out as I hated when Shaun got cut-off at the end of Brotherhood. However, doing some research and I figured it out. It was only a matter of time before Ubi released it.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Well considering how terrible your "clues" in the main story line were about the main story line itself, with animus fragments and the puzzles and things, it is probably unlikely many people got anything.

I've played every AC except III and I have no fucking clue what any of it is about. I know there was some crap about magical artifacts and Assassins and Templars don't like each other but other than that I got nothing.

ThePlantain
ThePlantain

is carolyn on some special pills or something?

bigimpact21
bigimpact21

Brotherhood and Revelations are the worst in the series imo. I didn't care one bit about Ezio after 2.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

Yeah I remember that, didnt Shaun even talk about the French revolution right when the apple "froze" everything?

Navardo95
Navardo95

@BelaidKL  The first game actually ENCOURAGED you to use stealth and unlike the sequels there was this thing known as "risk" in the melee combat..

Ex-Ware
Ex-Ware

@mikees1  You are just racist and I doubt you have even studied the French Revolution to even know anything about it! This is a much better setting than anything you mentioned, also because they are not doing them now doesn't mean they won't later as well..dont forget you puff that ubisoft is trying to tell a story mostly not let you explore specific eras..but regardless the french revolution was to be expected to happen!

shidib09
shidib09

@berserker66666  Are you an idiot?

mikees1
mikees1

@Dannystaples14  ahhh thank god! I thought i was the only one who didnt have a clue about the storyline even though ive played all of them. Remember there being something revolving around the 2012 end of the world prophecy (i take it that got written out post 2012) and a psychotic apple thingy. The only thing thats current through all of them is the templar rivalry.

Mantan911
Mantan911

And for this kind of people most of plots stick to "Russia is evil and USA saves the day"

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@bigimpact21  I didn't like Ezio full stop to be honest. I thought he was an arrogant prick. Altair seemed more down to Earth and like he was at least human sometimes.

Acillatem1993
Acillatem1993

@bigimpact21 Yeah I didnt care about him in brotherhood, but I did a bit in revelations and embers. I think that he got a proper ending.

dadkwashere
dadkwashere

@webhead1970 @mikees1 Cheese should be the new medicine. Have the doctor shout, "Cheese! Cheese will save your life!" *Throws cheese at assassin player*

mikees1
mikees1

This is an AC I would not give a shit about waiting for! Glad they told us now actually, now I can wipe assassins creed white flag of my list and look about for other titles this year. Just lost my money ubisoft.

Navardo95
Navardo95

@Dannystaples14 @bigimpact21  Altiar is THE best assassin in the series,he truly captured the feeling of being an assassin while Ezio on the other hand is an arrogant rebellious prick in Assassin robes thinking that he is a cool dudebro.

snake3rules
snake3rules

@Dannystaples14 @bigimpact21  i liked some of the stuff in brotherhood and revelations ... I forget which was which, but i enjoyed: finally having the full city of rome to explore was amazing (for people who have visited or admired the city as I, its almost worth the price of the game alone), the villa/mansion or whatever in modern times was also sweet..  and having a modern day level with desmond both there and in the colliseum was great.

merimack
merimack

@Dannystaples14 @bigimpact21  I loved Ezio, his arrogance and over confidence were funny to me. Altair hardly had a personality, I still enjoyed his character though. And Connor was the worst, he had the attitude of an angsty teen. 

PrpleTrtleBuBum
PrpleTrtleBuBum

@Dannystaples14 @bigimpact21In first game Altair had no personality. Was easy to think that the person was supposed to be a lady first. I think Ezio is the character of this (or previous) console generation. Shepard has many faces, Isaac is vanilla and how many other big names are there.

NX75
NX75

 @Dannystaples14 @bigimpact21  Altair had no personality? Gee, it's been a while since I played AC1, but as I recall, he had a lot of personality. He was extremely arrogant and belligerent, feeling the Assassin's creed gave him carte blanche to do whatever he wanted. When his mentor stripped away his rank and privileges and made him essentially start over within the brotherhood, he began to cool off, and by the end of the game, he had grown as a person, and became calm, self-controlled and wise. He wasn't just some generic, silent protagonist, he had a big character arc and his personality was a large part of the story itself, so it surprises me to see people remember him as not having one.