The location of the next Assassin’s Creed game is often a hotly debated topic amongst the gaming public, and with the release of Unity less than two weeks away, we were certain that the entire game would take place during the French Revolution of the late 18th century.
A recent trailer released by Ubisoft entitled ‘Time Anomalies’ reveals this isn’t entirely the case. In the trailer Unity’s protagonist, Arno, jumps through a time anomaly transporting him to the occupied Paris of WWII.
Surveys conducted by Ubisoft in 2013, pinpointed a desire in Assassin’s Creed fans to experience a city in multiple eras and Arno’s new time travelling capabilities show attention to the consumer feedback.
With big name franchises such as Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty, incorporating significant changes to their gameplay and narrative components into their franchise’s annual updates. It would appear these big name developers are feeling the pressure from critical fanbases, and are seeking new and interesting ways to keep their franchises relevant.
So will you be dispatching agents of The Third Reich when Assassin’s Creed Unity hits the shelves November 11?