Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise is no doubt one of the longest-living and most profitable game franchises of the company. Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag managed to pull in some impressive sale numbers, and fans of the series were expecting Ubisoft to keep it going. If you’re an Assassin’s Creed fan, you won’t be disappointed, as we’ll be getting a new title this winter too. It has become a habit for Ubisoft to release a new Assassin’s Creed game in the holiday season of each year, and this year won’t be an exception. Assassin’s Creed 5 has been finally announced, and will be carrying the name Assassin’s Creed: Unity.
A lot of speculation had been going on over where and when the next chapter in the saga will take place. Some fans suggested Japan was a likely setting, while others put their money on an Industrial-age London or a French setting. Well, France it is it seems, and the game will be set in Paris during the French Revolution. A historically and culturally rich period, this setting will surely satisfy all fans of the series. Assassin’s Creed 5 doesn’t just come with a new setting though. From what we can see in the first teaser trailer of the game (keep in mind that Assassin’s Creed 5 is still in an alpha stage at this time), Ubisoft made a huge leap, at least in terms of visuals. The game looks gorgeous from a first-look, and it’s the first Assassin’s Creed game to truly look next-gen.
And next-gen it is. Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One, that much is certain. Ubisoft will not forget PC fans either. The only uncertainty seems to be related to Assassin’s Creed 5 coming to last-gen consoles – at this moment, we’re not sure if the Xbox 360 and PS3 will be getting a version of their own or not. Based on the visuals though, it’s doubtful. Assassin’s Creed 5 looks way too good for the capabilities of the last-gen consoles.
Lastly, Assassin’s Creed 5 will star a new protagonist, but details about the character haven’t been revealed yet. This much is certain – he’s going to be a male, and he’s going to be Caucasian (which is somehow normal, given the time-frame and location). He’s likely to be a part of the French Revolution, but that’s pretty much where the guessing needs to stop. Everything else is shrouded in secrecy so far. Are you excited about Assassin’s Creed: Unity? Take a look at the new trailer below and let us know!