|Source: Digital Trends|
Ubisoft have today released a new gameplay trailer for their upcoming third-person open-world action-adventure video game Assassin's Creed: Unity amidst the aftermath of its full reveal at Microsoft and Ubi's Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014 showcases. Developed as per usual by Ubisoft Montreal, Unity will be the first home console instalment of the series to boast four-player cooperative missions, although this bonus campaign does come at the expense of the beloved naval gameplay which emerged to immense critical acclaim in Assassin's Creed III and last October's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.
Indeed, for better or for worse, it seems as if we're entering much more familiar territory with this year's annual chapter of widespread slaughter and platforming escapades than we did in Black Flag's ambitious campaign. Whether it's in the kill and navigation animations, protagonist Arno's remarkably deja vu-inducing voice-over sprawl or simply the design of the aforementioned lead character, this latest trailer is positively steeped in nostalgic callbacks to AC titles of days gone by, so here's hoping that the main campaign's creators remember to at least attempt to keep things fresh in terms of mission diversity and the innovation present in the narrative's overall structure, lest the old idiom "pride comes before a fall" serve as a fitting summary of how complacency has bred over at Ubi Montreal since their last product's unparalleled success.
Assassin's Creed: Unity lights the first flame of revolution on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC this October 28th.