Ubisoft Montreal have this week released a new trailer (below) for their impending open-world action-adventure video game Assassin's Creed Unity. The first instalment of the long-running franchise scheduled to be released exclusively on next-generation hardware, Unity depicts the life of Arno Dorian, an up-and-coming vagabond-turned-freedom fighter who must battle to stay alive and bring down the Templar forces conspiring to utilize the ongoing French Revolution to their sinister advantage.
Contrary to popular belief, however, Arno's escapades won't be limited to the event which inspired Les Miserables amongst countless other works of literature - far from it, in fact. In a twist which is sure to take even the most hardened Creed fanatics off guard, it transpires that the Animus players will step into this time around has a tendency to glitch from a temporal perspective, making it liable to 'glitch' and transport our courageous protagonist from the days of the Revolution into other historical conflicts such as - but by no means limited to - the Second World War. Before too long, it seems, we'll scale the Eiffel Tower amidst an explosive air raid taking place somewhere (or should that be some-when?) between 1939 and 1945 as one of the most devastating global confrontations in the history of our species rages on. As bold ventures go, this is up there with the bravest of them and as such, we can only hope that Ubi's Montreal branch know exactly what they're doing as they transcend their franchise's traditional singular era limitations and in doing so journey to a locale of which we who follow in the footsteps of World War Two's participants can only dream.
Assassin's Creed Unity sprints through No Man's Land and onto Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC consoles - along with Rogue on PS3 and 360, lest we forget - this November 14th. Be there or be guillotined.