“Arno is on a redemption quest,” says the game’s creative director.
Assassin’s Creed Unity features a brand new protagonist in Arno. Edward Kenway in Black Flag was an intriguing and perhaps the most interesting character in the series so far. It’s obvious that Edward will be hard to top in Unity but what are Ubisoft’s plans for character development of Arno and how will he emotionally pull the player in the game?
“With Unity, we used the setting (French revolution) and all the events that took place during that period as an inspiration for the character creation process. Because Assassin’s Creed Unity is a kind of spiritual rebirth of the Franchise, we wanted to take our time in introducing this new Assassin,” Alex Amancio, the game’s creative director said to GamingBolt.
“Arno is a real name of Austrian origin. His mother was Austrian, which is why he has an Austrian first name. Arno comes from “Arn” which means eagle in germanic languages. Altair meant eagle, Ezio meant eagle or bird of prey and Arno means eagle. Like for previous Assassins it was natural for the team to continue into that same direction.”
“In terms of his story, Arno is on a redemption quest. He joins the Assassins and sets off on a quest to eradicate the conspirators, a new radical branch of the Templars, who are pulling the strings of the Revolution and preparing the coming of a new world order. In fact, the Assassins are a means to an end for him, at least at the beginning. Personality-wise, Arno is a charismatic character with a good sense of humour.”
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