As you already know, the next Assassin’s Creed game called Unity takes place during the French Revolution. The series deals with history so the setting isn’t that surprising. However, we haven’t been told why it was chosen over some other periods in history. In this latest video, Ubisoft goes a bit more into detail about why this specific time period and historical event was chosen to be the backdrop of the game.
Since this is the first current-gen only Assassin’s Creed game, Ubisoft wanted to take the series back to its roots and set it in a sprawling urban environment. Although the French Revolution is the setting for the game, it is not central to the main story. However, a lot of the events of the Revolution mirror what is going on with the main protagonist, Arno.
Although it isn’t the focus, players who want to delve deeper into the history of the Revolution can do so with the game’s Paris quests and Brotherhood missions. There are hundreds of Paris quests that will allow players to learn more about historical characters and events. The Brotherhood missions, which can be done with one to four players, also showcase many important historical characters like Marquis de Sade, Marie Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be released on the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 28.