Now that’s how you unveil a new Assassin’s Creed game. Just as Ubisoft was riding high with buzz about Watch Dogs, the publisher came out of nowhere to release an Assassin’s Creed Unity game video that showcased its upcoming next-gen-exclusive Assassin’s Creed game. Pre-orders have just opened up, so we highly recommend placing your pre-order Assassin’s Creed Unity from Amazon ASAP.
Judging by the footage in the Assassin’s Creed Unity game video, the visuals will be every bit as high-definition and gorgeous as we’ve come to expect from the series. But here’s the kicker: the Assassin’s Creed Unity game video teases a release date of 2014.
Yes, 2014. As in, “later this year.”
Previous rumors had pegged Ubisoft as working on two new Assassin’s Creed games, both of which could release later this year. The first game would appear on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, while the other would appear on PS4 and Xbox One.
While the Xbox 360 and PS3 game may still be in the works (see below), Assassin’s Creed Unity is most definitely the one appearing on Xbox One and PS4. While distributing the Assassin’s Creed Unity game video below, Ubisoft sent along a note referring to the game as “the next-gen only Assassin’s Creed Unity.”
According to a brief statement from Ubisoft, the company has “been working on the new Assassin’s Creed for more than three years.” The publisher also said that while it may be tempting to call the Assassin’s Creed Unity game video nothing but pre-rendered stuff, this is “the first official footage” from the game. Normally that implies in-game footage.
As you’ll see in the Assassin’s Creed Unity game video below, this next-gen entry seems to be set in Paris. The cathedral shown in the background (and in the screen capture at the top of this article) appears to be Notre Dame.
Suffice it to say, if Ubisoft can pull-off in-game graphics like those shown in this Assassin’s Creed Unity game video, the second next-gen holiday holds great things for Xbox One and PS4 owners. Just don’t start the debate about whether both systems will be showcasing these Assassin’s Creed Unity in 1080p graphics. The arguments are growing tiresome, and wouldn’t it be nice to just shut up and enjoy some next-gen visuals?
As for the other new Assassin’s Creed game, it’s rumored to be codenamed “Assassin’s Creed Comet” and will only be available on Xbox 360 and PS3. Details are still forthcoming on that, so stay tuned.