14 August 2014 23:45
PREVIEW: Gamescom 2014 - Assassin’s Creed: Unity

Does Assassin’s Creed: Unity mark a revolution for the series on Xbox One and PlayStation 4?

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What is it? Ubisoft’s historically flavoured open-world action romp time-travels once more - this time setting its new-gen sights on 18th-century Paris.

What’s it on? PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

When’s it out? 28 Oct 2014.

We don’t mind admitting that we’ve been a little cynical about Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed: Unity so far. Sure, it’s got a new protagonist in the form of dashing Frenchman Arno Dorian - and a brand-new setting in the form of 18th-century Paris, during the French Revolution - but early signs seemed to suggest that Assassin’s Creed’s first new-generation console outing wouldn’t stray too far from the series' well-worn template.

However, now that we’ve spent some quality time with the game, we’re feeling far more positive: the newly introduced four-player co-op mode is a welcome addition to the series - and it’s not the only element that shakes up Assassin’s Creed’s classic shadow-skulking, rooftop-clambering action either. Want to know more? Then read on…


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