Ubisoft just releasee a snazzy new trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity that emphasizes the game's story. Without spoiling anything, I think it's safe to say the game is looking very French. That's a good thing, in my book. I mean: who doesn't want to try and kill Robespierre, am I right?
Ok, I'm not actually sure if that's how things will play out in the next big Assassin's Creed game come November. But I have to say: even as a pretty minor fan of the series at this point, I'm pretty excited for Unity for one simple reason: I think the French revolution is pretty much the perfect setting for one of these games. Because where else in modern European history did high-minded political ideologies clash quite so awkwardly with gritty urban realities like people getting beheaded constantly? It's like the creative tension of video games, except as a thing that actually happened in the real world several hundred years before video games were a thing!
Also, people who love content will be delighted to hear that Assassin's Creed Unity is offering eight whole hours of extra content at a 30% discount if you get the season pass, plus a whole mission if you pre-order. Woo, content!!