E3 2014: Assassin's Creed Unity E3 Poster Shows Four Characters

What might it mean?

161 Comments
No Caption Provided

A massive poster for Assassin's Creed Unity covering one outside wall of the Los Angeles Convention Center--the site of next week's E3--shows what appears to be four different assassins. We also see the tall tower from the game's teaser trailer.

What could it mean? A past report suggested Assassin's Creed Unity would feature four-player co-op. In addition, a source previously told The Escapist that Assassin's Creed Unity would have a co-op mode and that it would be revealed at E3.

Assassin's Creed Unity launches this holiday season for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

In addition to Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft is rumored to be working on another Assassin's Creed game, subtitled Comet, for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This game will reportedly let you play as a Templar.

Ubisoft's E3 press conference takes place tomorrow, June 9, at 3 p.m. GameSpot will carry a live stream event, as well as instant analysis video features immediately following the event.

See more coverage of E3 2014 →

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 161 comments about this story
161 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for miguelmonkey
miguelmonkey

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

I think they'll be the four musketeers.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for vadagar1
vadagar1

546

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 37

User Lists: 0

why wont ass creed die already


its the lamest game i ever saw in my life

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Foppe
Foppe

5990

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> You only seen three games in your whole life?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for BradBurns
BradBurns

1166

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I'm not sure how people can keep buying these games. I'm not saying their purchasing decisions are wrong but to me each game feels exactly like the last. I couldn't stomach more of the same gameplay after Platinum-ing the admittedly well made ACII.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for meatz666
meatz666

27

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

4 generic characters...

Oh! The awesomeness!


Upvote • 
Avatar image for nocoolnamejim
nocoolnamejim

15136

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 22

User Lists: 0

Game is called "Unity" and it now has four characters in it. I'm guessing it means either:

A. Four person co-op

B. A situation similar to GTAV where you play as each of the different characters at different times

If it is A then I am completely not interested. If it is B, then I'm actually kind of excited...depending on whether they are all four actually GOOD characters.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Hurvl
Hurvl

2224

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

It's AC Brotherhood all over again, but in France I think. That guy on the right seems to have a very french-looking moustache which supports my theory.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

68

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 13

User Lists: 1

4-player co-op?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for cboye18
cboye18

3688

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 18

User Lists: 0

The series is alive because of the ongoing hype for it. When the first game came out in 2006, alot of people got excited because the graphics was outstanding for it's time. However, the gameplay was repetitive and boring due to the awkward controls and poor mission design. Till this day I can't comprehend what people find fun in this series, even with all the improvements Ubisoft made. I honestly can't stand these games (though I have to say the story element of AC2 was very touching).

Upvote • 
Avatar image for handofkain
handofkain

197

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I think that means the templars and assassins will probably unite in this sequel. Hopefully this will be the finale and Ubisoft can focus on improving watchdogs now

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Rickac88
Rickac88

27

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

I hope that it means that you can hire assassins again... and have a crew...

2 • 
Avatar image for thecman25
thecman25

678

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 112

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> i would love that

Upvote • 
Avatar image for KamuiFei
KamuiFei

4334

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 24

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> Agreed, it was one of my favorite parts of Brotherhood. Maybe this time you hire assassins with real personality and backstory. They look unique from each other, at least.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Rickac88
Rickac88

27

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I think Brotherhood was awesome and i think, beside the story, that the assassins recruitment was one of the best things about the game...

Upvote • 
Avatar image for endorbr
endorbr

1350

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 13

User Lists: 0

Co-op AC... hmm. I wonder if they're copying the Splintercell Blacklist model for this. At least that felt additive to the game and not something tacked on or outside the main game.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for mario-nin-freak
mario-nin-freak

9465

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 41

User Lists: 0

It's four player local co-op. Kinda obvious

Upvote • 
Avatar image for nu1mlock
nu1mlock

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> It won't be local co-op. If they'll add co-op this time around it'll be online-only. Unless, perhaps, the maps are extremely small and not the open-world-ish we're used to.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for 001011000101101
001011000101101

4395

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 337

User Lists: 0

I see the Gaming Hive Mind has now moved on to hate on the AC games too. They were getting pretty popular with the general public after all. Nice and predictable as always.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Hurvl
Hurvl

2224

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> Hating AC is old, people have disliked it ever since it was clear that we'd get one game a year. i.e. when AC Brotherhood was announced. That game was also the first thing I thought about when these multiple assassins were revealed.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

702

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 9

User Lists: 0

Three caucasian males = ALERT FEMINISTS AND WHITE KNIGHTS INCOMING!!

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Slinqy
Slinqy

607

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 0

The most logical explanation is the Brotherhood will be coming back to be used as a tool [or perhaps much more] once again. Thus the title "Unity". Not exactly breaking news.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for greenaj
greenaj

67

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Assassin's creed needs to take a break. The game is not that great and they keep on popping them out like hotcakes.

2 • 
Avatar image for phillywarrior
PhillyWarrior

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 5

<< LINK REMOVED >> umm... if it wasn't that great, they wouldn't keep popping them out like they do. Look at the sales and rating of that game... one of the best games EVER made without a question

2 • 
Avatar image for creepyburrito
CreepyBurrito

157

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 5

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Just because something sales doesn't mean it isn't starting to get stale. COD and yes even Halo is an example of this, the former being that of one of the greatest culprits.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for phillywarrior
PhillyWarrior

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 5

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> COD is horrible that's why its dying. AC is still great. COD got a 5/10, AC gets a 8-9/10 every title

Upvote • 
Avatar image for creepyburrito
CreepyBurrito

157

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 5

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>COD usually gets a score on par with AC, and at times higher tbh. But there again lies my original point. A game can get stale, recycled, etc. Just because its selling well doesn't really mean its great. It can be so yes, but it can simply mean that it has a blind following too. A fair sum of such falls into the latter..mainly those that have had a good few years run. How you might ask? Look at this article for example. See how many people you count simply say something like "I dont like AC anymore and here is why" only to be barraged with "You're a hater" "The game is awesome and will always be great" etc. Those getting upset over an opinion are the blind followers just in case ya didn't know. AKA the hardcore fanboys and girls ;P

Upvote • 
Avatar image for xsonicchaos
xsonicchaos

1389

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 32

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>

And somehow the sales rise with each new installment. My advice would be to ignore the games you find stale and only buy the ones you like. I don't see how a bad game affects you personally. It's not like they're pushing you to play them.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for creepyburrito
CreepyBurrito

157

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 5

@xsonicchaos You missed the point, swing and a miss...
Upvote • 
Avatar image for warriors30
Warriors30

967

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Maybe it's a four musketeers kind of story. The name "Unity" suggests there are more characters or groups involved, joining forces, to fight one mutual enemy...something like that.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Pewbert
Pewbert

449

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 2

User Lists: 0

Here's a picture - you guys make up the story.

Eddie Makuch at his best.

3 • 
Avatar image for ezioismyname
EzioisMyname

45

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

It means that there are 4 Assassins pictured.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for vadagar1
vadagar1

546

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 37

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> ur use of common sense... is disturbing :D

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Gamer3344
Gamer3344

110

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 9

User Lists: 0

Multiple protagonists?

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Hurvl
Hurvl

2224

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> Like the game from where you took your user pic, but perhaps ubisoft wants to trump GTA V (however ridiculous that might seem) so they're having 4 protagonists.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Bread_or_Decide
Bread_or_Decide

29739

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 1

User Lists: 0

Each one represents all the yearly sequels we will be getting this gen.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Pelezinho777
Pelezinho777

1520

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 15

User Lists: 0

Those four guys are: Altair, Ezio, Connor and Edward. Piece of cake.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Rojaazu
Rojaazu

30

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> ...They are none of those people and you know it.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for cpinheiro2
cpinheiro2

181

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 5

User Lists: 0

A good idea if it is going to be 4 player co-op. It has to be said, even better if offline mode also allowed. It doesn't exist these days.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for Byzerker
Byzerker

25

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Are any of these characters female by chance? Or are we getting the generic mid-20s, white, male archetype in 4 very similar bland flavors?

6 • 
Avatar image for Sohaim
Sohaim

77

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

<< LINK REMOVED >> oh god this, this so much, we need more female main characters

5 • 
Avatar image for creepyburrito
CreepyBurrito

157

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 5

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I agree. I'm actually surprised that Avaline is the only female assassin we have to date. But even in the macho male world there is still some issues with diversity at times. There shouldn't be but there is...

5 • 
Avatar image for creepyburrito
CreepyBurrito

157

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 5

Could just be other Assassins you can train. Brotherhood made it seem like there could be something like co-op going on through trailers and looks. There seemed to be different Assassins trained in different arts and disciplines at first in that game. I would say not to believe the hype this time around, but who knows.

Upvote • 
Avatar image for tom_cat_01
tom_cat_01

2921

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I don't think it means a GTAV-style multi-character single player game. I think this is a hint at the new "multiplayer experience" they've been talking about. Maybe drop-in/drop-out online co-op? Or something?

Upvote •