According to a new report, there are not one, but two Assassin’s Creed games heading to consoles this Fall.
The screenshots above are from an early build of what is currently called Assassin’s Creed: Unity. The game appears to be set during the French Revolution and features a protagonist named Arno. The game is headed to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 only – presumably alongside PC. No release of Unity is planned for the previous generation of consoles according to the source.
Instead, Kotaku reports that Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4 will be getting a game currently known as Assassin’s Creed: Comet. Even less is known about this version – it could be anything from a separately developed but identical narrative, or it could be a different story altogether.
We’re excited to see what an Assassin’s Creed game can do when it utilizes the power of a fully operational new console, rather than just being an up-rezzed version of its long in the tooth cousins. The screenshots show the Seine River and Notre Dame, and also buttons that indicate an updated movement mechanic, currently labeled Parkour Up and Parkour Down.
As Kotaku‘s Jason Schreier notes, these are screenshots from an early version of an unfinished game – they’re part of a work in progress, and simply depict what the team at Ubisoft is working on, not what the finished product will look like. With that said, I’m already excited about the density of the city and the detail of the architecture, even from these early shots. Paris should provide a great place for an assassin to climb around, with plenty of old buildings – not to mention the skull-lined catacombs beneath Paris that will surely appear in the game.
And now, unless Assassin’s Creed: Comet is set in a different place and time period, we know what Jade Raymond’s favorite historical period is.