Game developer and publisher Ubisoft announced that their new offering, Assassin?s Creed: Unity, is set to be released on October 28, 2014 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. Currently, pre-orders for the games are being accepted which comes with a Collector?s Edition and Season Pass.
The game?s Collector?s Edition will feature a 16-inch statue of the hero Arno Dorian. Amazon?s own offering of the Collector?s Edition will include an Armor Splitter Axe. Best Buy?s version will consist of the double-barreled Under/Over Pistol while Walmart is apparently offering it together with the long-ranged Maple Hunting Rifle. Gamestop bundles the Collector?s Edition with the Razorhead Spear. Other items included in the package are the official soundtrack, art book, and a music box.
Meanwhile, a glimpse of the new gameplay of Assassin?s Creed Unity was provided via a teaser video shown during Microsoft?s annual E3 2014 press conference. A four-player co-op has been rumored several times in previous months and this video somehow confirmed it. As shown in the image below, Ubisoft has installed a large poster showing four characters.
In the video, the character moves in an environment that seems to be an archetypal Assassin?s Creed. Initially, two assassins are shown silently slipping through a crowd of people and acts discreetly. They slowly, but surely, make their way through the throng of people toward the palace. Moving inconspicuously, they stab two guards to gain entry into the palace.
Having a French Revolution setting, things get even gorier as shown in the Assassin?s Creed: Unity video. The two original assassins have been joined by another two player assassins and together, they bring pain and death to all of the inhabitants of the palace including the guards and the noble men inside.
The game development for Assassin?s Creed: Unity is being led by Ubisoft Montreal. However, nine other game studios are working on the game to make it run flawlessly on new generation consoles such as the Xbox One and PS4.