Sneakily does it.
Some little facts for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity can’t be a bad thing can they? Well that’s not for me to say, but it is for you to decide. Previews of the ever approaching, French Revolution themed Assassin’s Creed game have pointed out that a good portion of the voices you’ll be hearing as you play the game will be in English whereas the voice of the crowd is, understandably, French. Cutscenes however are all in English thanks to that handy-dandy DNA reading machine, The Animus.
Our latest protagonist begins the game at a mere 21 years of age and is apparently quite adept at climbing the tallest structures with little to no hindrance, despite is apparent lack of experience. Arno doesn’t join the brotherhood of Assassins out of some bloodline affiliation, rather, he joins the brotherhood for his own reasons that will become clear as the story unfolds.
The games creative director, Alex Amancio has also revealed that there will be none of the hyper frustrating flashback cutscenes that so plagued Assassin’s Creed Revelations. The play will stay firmly rooted in Arno’s body. Upon successful assassination of a target, that white room that would take over everything whilst you and your victim share a few final worlds has been replaced. The events surrounding the assassination are now played out through flashing contextual images.
Thankfully, Animus Virtual Training isn’t making a return. The player can hone their abilities in an area inside the game world. And on top of that, to make sure everyone knows the controls, the co-op mode is only available after an hours worth of gameplay in the single player campaign.
All the buzz surrounding the stealth elements of ACU is apparently warranted. Arno is a master of disguises and as such, can disguise himself as anyone in the crowd. Hiding in hay to change his appearance. This disguise is yours to use until you perform some kind of high profile action.
The game will also tie into Assassin’s Creed Rogue, but the two can be played in any order without spoiling either.