Assassin's Creed Unity time-travels to World War 2 in its latest trailer

Yesterday, Assassin's Creed Unity dropped a bombshell in its newest trailer. Assassin's Creed Unity, a next-gen exclusive, takes place in Paris during the French Revolution. However, something goes wrong, and Arno ends up in 20th century Paris surrounded by the Nazi Blitzkrieg and unfamiliar technology.

In Assassin's Creed Unity, you play as Arno Dorian, who was born to an Assassin father in Versailles. After your father is killed, you are taken in by a Templar Grandmaster. Once your Templar father is killed, you join the Brotherhood of Assassin's to avenge your father's death and take down the Templar Order.

The trailer starts off with Arno running through 18th century Paris when he is warned that the French Revolution simulation is collapsing. Next thing you know, Arno finds himself in a subway tunnel face to face with an oncoming train. Then we start to get little teasers of what seems to be Arno climbing the Eiffel tower while being suppressed by machine gun fire. Then Arno exacts his revenge by taking down a warplane with a machine gun of his own.

This will the first time in the franchise that the Assassin has traveled out of his time period and into another. One interesting tidbit is that last year Ubisoft surveyed players on which time period they would like to play in a future title. Maybe this entire World War 2 segment is a result of that. Nonetheless, this has s itching to get our hands on the game even more.

The game features four-player co-op, another first for the franchise, a new emphasis on stealth, and a completely revamped fighting system. Assassin's Creed Unity launches November 11 on Xbox One.

  • Assassin's Creed Unity Pre-order Edition - Xbox One - 37.63 GB - $59.99 - Amazon - Xbox Store
  • Assassin's Creed Unity Gold Edition - Xbox One - 37.63 GB - $89.99 - Xbox Store
Jonathan Dollison