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Assassin’s Creed: Unity E3 Trailer and Gameplay Demo Raises The Bar
Assassin’s Creed Unity’s cinematic trailer opens with the thematic eagle which fans have come to expect from the franchise. The eagle takes us through the streets of a war-torn Paris during the French Revolution in 1789.
We see the game’s protagonist Arnold Victor Dorian along with three other members of his brotherhood (which your friends can play as for a co-op experience).
As expected from Assassins from the previous installments in the franchise, our protagonist stalks his prey with care and ultimately corners him and has his brotherhood take down the target’s guard.
Now the interesting bit here is that he doesn’t finish off the target himself and instead leaves it to the common folk of the city. Talk about giving power to the people!
The gameplay trailer takes place in 1973 during Reign of Terror mission where we have to kill a Captain Xavier. What is interesting to see here is how easily players can take part in various side activities while engaged on a main mission, something which was missing in previous titles.
The gameplay involves the usual blending in, and stealth techniques have been revamped with a better cover system which allows you to crouch and dash from cover to cover. Another really exciting thing to see was the ability to hang on to some ledge or rope during a Leap of Faith.
Judging by the number of citizens on screen and the smooth frame rates, the true potential of new generation consoles is being utilized.
The ending of the gameplay footage hints that co-op experience might be seamless where friends can enter the game world without any prompts like we have seen in Dark Souls series or Watch Dogs (although in those it’s used for PvP).
Assassin’s Creed: Unity is set to be released on 28th October for PS4, Xbox One and PC.