After much speculation, rumors and leaked screenshots, Ubisoft has finally announced the next entry in their beloved Assassin’s Creed franchise simply titled “Assassin’s Creed: Unity.”Ubisoft recently released a teaser video showcasing the game after a number of leaked screenshots appeared on the internet. The teaser shows alpha footage of the game running on the next-generation consoles. The footage boasts an improved graphics engine as it shows the unnamed playable character watching an execution by guillotine outside the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France. The video also showed what looked to be over 100 people greatly detailed and crowded together on screen. This new title in the series is to be set during the French Revolution.Though still unconfirmed, there is another possible title circulating the internet by the name of “Assassin’s Creed: Comet.” This entry in the series is possibly going to be a direct sequel to the previous game, “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.” Some people have said that the game will take place in 1758 New York with the possibility of playing as a Templar named Shay. The gaming website, Kotakue, claims that the player will meet various characters from past Assassin’s Creed games, such as Edward Kenway’s first mate, Adewalé, from “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag,” and Haytham Kenway from “Assassin’s Creed III.” As to what capacity those characters will be featured in the game is currently unknown, though the return of past characters and the possibility of playing as a former villain opens up a new side to the Assassin versus Templar storyline. As to why the game is subtitled with Comet: Halley’s Comet made an appearance one year after the game is supposedly taking place, 1759.“Assassin’s Creed: Unity” is coming to the next-generation consoles and PC while, if the rumored “Assassin’s Creed: Comet” is announced, it is speculated to be on the PS3 and Xbox 360, which leaves those with a Wii U wondering which game will arrive on the Nintendo console.
By Symmion Moore Staff Writer