Assassin's Creed Unity "Best Entry Point Since Assassin's Creed 1," Dev Says

The upcoming free-running assassination game is meant to be a new beginning to the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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If you've never played an Assassin's Creed game, developer Ubisoft promises that this fall's Assassin's Creed Unity is the best place to jump in. Unity is meant to be a new starting point for the franchise, taking a different approach to the modern-day story and beginning a "new cycle of Assassin's Creed games."

In a video posted on Ubisoft's YouTube channel after E3, creative director Alex Amancio mentions that Unity, in a sense, makes a clean break from the past games. "It's a new start, it's a new narrative start," Amancio explains. "That is symbolized by a completely new context for the present day. You've seen a little bit of an evolution with [Assassin's Creed IV:] Black Flag. We're not going to do the same thing. What we're doing with Unity is really the beginning [of] this new cycle of Assassin's Creed games."

He continues, saying that there's no better time for new players to try out the series: "I would say that Assassin's Creed Unity is the best entry point for the franchise since [Assassin's Creed 1]."

Assassin's Creed Unity launches on October 28 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Although nothing's been confirmed, there have been rumors of an Assassin's Creed game in development for last-gen systems. Recently, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said that Unity takes advantage of the new systems' power, and that the game is "really a good demonstration of what those machines can do."

If you've missed a few Assassin's Creed games, or if you've never tried out the series, does Assassin's Creed Unity interest you? Let us know in the comments!

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