Ubisoft says that they've been working on the game, titled Assassin's Creed Unity, for more than three years. Design work began shortly after the release of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
"We have been working on the new Assassin's Creed for more than three years and although we weren't quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only AC, it seems Abstergo are trying to force our hand! So here's a true first look at in-game footage from Assassin's Creed Unity. Stay tuned — we'll have many more exciting details for you in the months ahead!"
The most notable monument seen in the trailer is the Notre Dame cathedral. Other key things to note are the guillotine, the 18th century Paris architecture, and France's red, white, and blue flag. The YouTube clip's description leads off with, "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche!"—"Let them eat cake!" As with previous installments, Ubisoft will undoubtedly be working overtime to provide players with complete immersion and historical accuracy.
In addition, a report from Kotaku states that we can expect to see the release of a second AC game this year for previous-gen systems PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. That game is currently code-named Comet.
Assassin's Creed Unity, the fifth major installment of the series, is slated for a holiday release in 2014.
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