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Assassin's Creed Unity is a 'new narrative start' for series

Ubisoft's creative director discusses abandoning the established story arc

Assassin's Creed Unity represents a new start for the franchise and will serve as an ideal entry point for newcomers, according to the game's creative director Alex Amancio.


Speaking to tech website Examiner, Amancio said that the upcoming entry in the series will be a fresh start for the franchise that re-contextualises the narrative.

"It's a new start, it's a new narrative start. That is symbolized by a completely new context for the present day," he said.

"You've seen a little bit of an evolution with Black Flag, [but] we're not going to do the same thing. What we're doing with Unity is really the beginning [of] this new cycle of Assassin's Creed games.

"Because it's new, we can actually explain it properly because nobody is going to feel like it's redundant. I would say that Assassin's Creed Unity is the best entry point for the franchise since [the first Assassin's Creed]."

Assassin's Creed Unity is set in 18th century Paris, during the French revolution, with players cast as French-Austrian assassin Arno Victor Dorian.

Ubisoft has said the game features its "biggest playground ever", which has been "filled with hundreds of quests, activities and rewards"

Ubisoft recently confirmed that it has turned its multiplayer focus to co-op for Assassin's Creed Unity, which means it will not include a competitive multiplayer mode.

The Assassin's Creed Unity release date is set for October 28 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.


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