Assassin’s Creed Unity Companion App Now Available; Includes Microtransactions

on November 10, 2014 6:25 PM

Ubisoft just released the companion app for Assassin’s Creed Unity, which will hit the shelves tomorrow.

The app can be downloaded here for Android and here for iOS, and the two version weigh 477 and 394 megabytes respectively.

Here’s the official description and feature list:

Enhance your Assassin’s Creed® Unity experience by taking Revolutionary Paris into the palm of your hand. This Companion app is filled with activities and strategic information to deliver the ultimate second-screen experience. Resolve hidden glyph puzzles on famous Paris landmarks and manage your own Nomad Brotherhood to unlock exclusive missions and rewards in Assassin’s Creed® Unity!

INTERACTIVE WORLD MAP
Paris at the tips of your fingers. Navigate around a fully 3D map, place a Helix marker to plan your missions, easily locate yourself, your Co-op friends and enemies, and see map updates, all in real time.
GLYPH PUZZLES
As you progress in Assassin’s Creed® Unity, discover famous Paris landmarks on the Companion World Map, and solve their hidden glyph puzzles to unlock exclusive Nomad Brotherhood missions.
NOMAD BROTHERHOOD
Only in the Companion, manage your own Assassins and send your Nomad Brotherhood on missions. Your success will unlock exclusive missions and rewards in Assassin’s Creed® Unity!
HEATMAPS
Detailed community Heatmaps for each mission show the paths taken by other players, including conflicts they faced and kills they made, allowing you to better plan your strategies.
EQUIPMENT
View the statistics of all wearable items in Assassin’s Creed® Unity; try them out and see how different combinations affect your abilities.
DATABASE
Training tips, tutorials and Database entries unlocked in Assassin’s Creed® Unity can be consulted at your convenience.

Note:
• The application requires an internet connection to function properly.
• The application requires a Uplay account to synchronize with your game data.
Assassin’s Creed® Unity Companion is compatible with PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

GEAR
View the statistics of all wearable items in Assassin’s Creed® Unity; try them out and see how different combinations affect Arno’s skills.
DATABASE
Training tips, tutorials and unlocked Database entries in the main game are available to consult at your convenience.

Note:
• The application requires an internet connection to function properly.
• The application requires a Uplay account to synchronize with your game data.
Assassin’s Creed® Unity Companion is compatible with PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Below you can also see a few screenshots:

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The app is definitely nice, but it includes a caveat. As aptly mentioned on the store, it “Offers in-app purchases,” basically microtransactions to “unlock the full experience” as you can see in the screenshots below, taken directly from my smartphone.

 /  Executive News Editor
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