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Rumor: 'Assassin's Creed Unity' takes place during French Revolution

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Mar 19, 2014 11:30AM PDT

Leaked screenshots may have outed this year's Assassin's Creed game. Reportedly titled (or code-named) Assassin's Creed Unity, it is set in 18th-century Paris during the French Revolution. According to the supposed leak, this is said to be just one of two Assassin's Creed games set for release this year.

Kotaku reports that Unity will be targeted specifically for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while a second project ("Comet") will be released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. One or both are also said to be coming to PC. An anonymous source provided screenshots that show Parisian landmarks like Notre Dame and the Seine River. They also show new "Parkour Up" and "Parkour Down" commands, assigned to the A and B buttons, respectively.

If legitimate, this would align with earlier rumors that Unity would be set against the French Revolution and star a new assassin named Arno. Producer Jade Raymond told AdWeek last month that her game was to be set in her favorite historical era.