The latest Assassin’s Creed Unity trailer focuses on the game’s open world, and the sort of side-missions and activities you can embark on there.
For instance: there are murder mysteries, which offer unique rewards. There’s a revamped contracts system which now takes the form of “Paris Stories”, which are fully narrative side-missions that you can approach in multiple ways. There are treasure hunts taking you from the highest peaks of the cities to the catacombs beneath it. There are the co-op heist missions which offer randomised guards paths, layouts, and loot, and require a hefty focus on stealth for success.
There’s also the Cafe Theatre which probably deserves a paragraph of its own, as it’s pretty much Arno’s hub. This is where you can find social features, manage profiles and customisation, use it as a base for your Assassin activities, and embark on a bit of training.
Everyone still sounds unbelievably British, which is incredibly weird for a series which has generally tried to manage proper regional accents – particularly when you consider that Ubisoft Montreal is, y’know, in Montreal. But hey, maybe there’s some mysterious reason for that, or maybe there’ll be a French language option for those of us who fancy a bit of authenticity.
In case you missed it, we got a look at some tentative specs for Assassin’s Creed Unity today. Go have a gander at them here, and have a look at the trailer below.
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Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.