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First trailer shows next 'Assassin's Creed' will be set during the French Revolution

First trailer shows next 'Assassin's Creed' will be set during the French Revolution

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Ubisoft has posted the first trailer for its upcoming next-gen Assassin's Creed game, Assassin's Creed: Unity. The game — expected to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC later this year — will be set in Paris during the French Revolution.

The short video focuses on the game's environments, opening inside a spotless mansion, before moving out to track through a smoky vision of Paris' 18th century streets. It closes on a wide panning shot that shows a maddened crowd surrounding a guillotine, overlooked by a mysterious new assassin — presumably the player character — dressed in a navy blue robe.

Ubisoft says it has been working on Unity for "more than three years," suggesting it had started to design the fifth full-fledged entry in the series shortly after releasing Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. According to Kotaku, Unity will be joined by another Assassin's Creed game, designed for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, later this year. That game is reportedly called, or code-named, Comet.

The release of the video comes after early screenshots of the game were leaked, showing the French setting with landmarks such as Notre Dame cathedral and the Seine river. Ubisoft addressed the leak in the video's description, joking that although it wasn't quite ready to show Unity to the public yet, Assassin's Creed series antagonists Abstergo were trying to "force its hand."