Assassin’s Creed Unity: The US Version of the New Cinematic Trailer Has Been Extensively Censored
At E3 Ubisoft premiered a definitely awesome cinematic trailer of Assassin’s Creed Unity, and then uploaded a version for Europe and one for the United States. Interestingly enough, watching them side by side reveals that the US Version has been censored quite extensively.
A lot of the stabbing, assorted killing and violence has been unceremoniously removed from the version destined to the American audience, especially towards the end of the trailer. Unfortunately the early cuts also somewhat disrupt the flow of the cinematic, that is on the other hand near perfect in the European version.
You can compare both versions for yourself below (US version above, European below).
While this has probably been done to comply with rating regulations, but it’s still pretty funny to see this kind of cuts made for a country that produces some of the most unashamedly violent movies out there. The most peculiar element of this all is that at E3 (which was definitely held in the US), the version of the trailer that was screened was the original, uncut one.