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First shots of new Assassin's Creed game leak - report

'Assassin's Creed Unity' one of two new AC games coming in 2014, claims report

Ubisoft will release two new Assassin's Creed games this year, one of which is referred to as Assassin's Creed Unity, according to a report.

Leaked images said to be the first in-game screenshots of Unity have been posted online by Kotaku, which claims the unannounced title will be set, at least in-part, in 18th century Paris, France.

The site says it received the images from a source who requested anonymity. The shots appear to show the game protagonist wandering around Paris, with landmarks including Notre Dame visible. The on-screen HUD also appears to reveal new action commands to "parkour" up and down - assumedly related to making it easier to traverse the intricate open city landscapes the series is known for.

The familiar radar appears to be making a return, where navigation icons are displayed to help guide you to missions or points of interest.

The report claims that, as per 'a number of sources', Unity is one of two unannounced games Ubisoft has in the works for release in 'fall 2014'.

Unity, apparently an Xbox One and PS4 game, will be joined by a separate PS3 and Xbox 360 title "possibly" referred to as Comet. It's unclear if either of the titles are final or pre-release-only code-names.

Ubisoft has declined to comment on the matter.

The final game is likely to look better than the these very early screenshots show, says the report. Textures are likely to be improved, with more details in the city also set to improve the currently relatively empty environment.

Games in the main Assassin's Creed series have been released annually since 2009's Assassin's Creed 2. The publisher has previously released two key Assassin's Creed games in the same year with Assassin's Creed III on PS3 and Xbox 360 having arrived alongside Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation on Vita in 2012.

The most recent game in the main series, Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, was released on last-gen and new-gen consoles in October and November 2013.