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Ubisoft® Enters the Chaos and Brutality of the French Revolution with Assassin’s Creed® Unity
|By Business Wire
|June 9, 2014 07:00 PM EDT
Today, at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced that
the next installment of the 76 million unit-selling Assassin’s Creed
franchise, Assassin’s Creed Unity, will be released worldwide on October
28. Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on Xbox One video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 from Sony
Computer Entertainment Inc. and PC.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is being developed by the veteran Assassin’s
Creed team in Ubisoft Montreal with support from nine Ubisoft studios
around the world*. Set in a once-magnificent Paris, Assassin’s Creed
Unity plunges into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution and features
the most dense and immersive Assassin’s Creed city ever created. Through
the streets of Paris, the starving inhabitants are set to take up arms
for freedom and equality. In this time of chaos and brutality, a young
man named Arno, wounded by the loss of those he loved, sets on a deadly
path of redemption. Arno’s pursuit throws him into the middle of a
ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transforms him into a
true Master Assassin.
Assassin’s Creed Unity reinvents the franchise, starting with the core
gameplay pillars that have defined the series from the beginning:
navigation, stealth and combat. Players will carve their way through a
stunning, full-scale open-world Paris, thanks to the power of the new
Anvil engine, rebuilt from the ground up for new generation consoles.
Assassin’s Creed Unity gives players full control parkour mechanics, a
reinvented fighting system for a richer combat experience, a new stealth
mode, cover system and crowd manipulation techniques. Players can
channel their inner Assassin, customizing weapons, equipment, outfits
and specialized skills to match their play style.
In addition to the sprawling single-player campaign, players can join
with up to three friends and take part in story-driven online co-op
missions designed specifically for Assassins to play together. Skills
and unique gear acquired in the single-player missions will be
accessible in co-op and will define a player’s personalized Assassin’s
style, whether emphasizing brute force, agility or stealth. Players also
will select a unique co-op skill that will help the team survive, evade
or fight more effectively to the benefit of the team.
In North America, gamers can purchase the Assassin’s Creed Unity
Collector’s Edition. The premium collector’s edition includes the new
Assassin Arno as a lifelike 16” figurine poised atop an iconic gargoyle,
a music box which plays a remixed version of the Assassin’s Creed Unity
theme, the official soundtrack, an art book and two in-game missions.
Players who pre-order Assassin’s Creed Unity will receive 2 bonus
offers. The first is an exclusive single player mission, The Chemical
Revolution, offering 30 minutes of additional gameplay. During this
mission the player will help Lavoisier the "Father of Modern Chemistry"
to escape from his kidnappers and recover his poison bomb formula.
The second is access to the Guillotine Spin to Win Game. Every Friday
through launch, consumers have a chance to win a new, incredible prize
and receive five more spins and more chances to win. For a chance to
win, consumers can go to AssassinsCreed.com/play and spin the Guillotine
wheel and to try to hit the jackpot.
Potential prizes include:
Exotic trips – Paris, Ubisoft Montreal, Comic-Con
Games and digital content
Exclusive apparel and gear
Home Entertainment Systems
Ubisoft also announced the Assassin’s Creed Unity Phantom Blade, a
life-size replica of Arno’s new signature weapon. This limited-run
collectible designed by the award-winning McFarlane Toys features a
functional hidden blade, retractable crossbow arms, and a soft firing
dart. Players can display this as part of their collection or wear it to
complete the ultimate Assassin look. The Phantom Blade will be available
while supplies last in select countries on October 28. It is priced at
$59.99 USD in the United States.
For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit: assassinscreed.com
For the latest on all of Ubisoft’s games, visit the UbiBlog: http://www.ubiblog.com
* The following studios are working on Assassin’s Creed Unity: Ubisoft
Montreal (lead), Ubisoft Toronto, Ubisoft Québec, Ubisoft Annecy,
Ubisoft Montpellier, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Kiev, Ubisoft Shanghai,
Ubisoft Chengdu Ubisoft Singapore.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive
entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned
brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game
series, Rayman and Far Cry. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide
network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering
original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms,
including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2013-14
fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,007 million. To learn more,
please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
© 2007–2014 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Assassin’s
Creed, Unity, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft
Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment
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