Assassin’s Creed may have seemed like it was heading steadily towards a stale and tired single player experience. Black Flag helped change the missteps of Assassin’s Creed III and Unity looks to be pushing the gamplay experience forward even further. Set during the French Revolution, a particularly brutal period in France’s history, players can now form their own brotherhood of assassins and play cooperatively through campaing missions.
In the demo shown off during Microsoft’s media briefing, a guard’s slit through sprays blood onto a white marble doorway pillar and stays there. Three other assassins work together to infiltrate a palace, neutralizing guards in tandem to maintain their cover and anonymity during the mission.
In the Ubisoft presser, they go even further, showing off a shiny, stylish CG trailer, and an extended gameplay demo. In the demo, Ubisoft displayed the assassins’ new fluid movements and agility as they transition off of rooftops to tight ropes below that connect the buildings. The cooperative aspects of Assassin’s Creed Unity have me truly excited to tackle expansive missions with my top assassin friends online. The possibility of running through a mission with multiple expert assassin’s working together means the potential for successfully ghosting an entire mission could be increased dramatically.