Ubisoft has announced that the next instalment of the 76 million unit-selling Assassin's Creed franchise, Assassin's Creed Unity, will be released worldwide on October 28 on PlayStation®4.
Assassin's Creed Unity is being developed by the veteran Assassin's Creed team in Ubisoft Montreal with support from nine Ubisoft studios around the world*.
Set in a once-magnificent Paris, Assassin's Creed Unity plunges into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution and features the most dense and immersive Assassin's Creed city ever created. Through the streets of Paris, the starving inhabitants are set to take up arms for freedom and equality. In this time of chaos and brutality, a young man named Arno, wounded by the loss of those he loved, sets on a deadly path of redemption. Arno's pursuit throws him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transforms him into a true Master Assassin.
Assassin's Creed Unity reinvents the franchise, starting with the core game-play pillars that have defined the series from the beginning: navigation, stealth and combat. Players will carve their way through a stunning, full-scale open-world Paris, thanks to the power of the new Anvil engine, rebuilt from the ground up for new generation consoles. Assassin's Creed Unity gives players full control parkour mechanics, a reinvented fighting system for a richer combat experience, a new stealth mode, cover system and crowd manipulation techniques. Players can channel their inner Assassin, customising weapons, equipment, outfits and specialised skills to match their play style.
In addition to the sprawling single-player campaign, players can join with up to three friends and take part in story-driven online co-op missions designed specifically for Assassins to play together. Skills and unique gear acquired in the single-player missions will be accessible in co-op and will define a player's personalised Assassin's style, whether emphasising brute force, agility or stealth. Players also will select a unique co-op skill that will help the team survive, evade or fight more effectively to the benefit of the team.
Players who pre-order Assassin's Creed Unity will receive an exclusive single player mission, The Chemical Revolution, offering 30 minutes of additional game-play. During this mission the player will help Lavoisier, the "Father of Modern Chemistry", to escape from his kidnappers and recover his poison bomb formula.
Assassin's Creed Unity will be available worldwide on October 28 on PlayStation®4.
* The following studios are working on Assassin's Creed Unity: Ubisoft Montreal (lead), Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Québec, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Kiev, Ubisoft Shanghai, Ubisoft Chengdu Ubisoft Singapore.