Assassin's Creed Unity Essay

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Assassin's Creed Unity is an upcoming historical action-adventure video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published byUbisoft. It is set to be released in November and December 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is the seventh major installment in the Assassin's Creed series, and the successor to 2013's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag with ties to 2014's Assassin's Creed Rogue. Set within Paris during the French Revolution, the single-player story follows Arno Dorian in his efforts to expose the true powers behind the Revolution.
The game retains the series' third-person open world exploration as well as introducing an improved melee combat and stealth ...view middle of the document...

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Assassin's Creed Unity also introduces cooperative multiplayer to the series. Players can enter taverns, which act as social hubs in the game, where you can see if any friends are playing the game at the current time. If they are currently in a mission, they will appear as a "ghost" version of their player, allowing you to approach it to request to join their mission. If accepted, you are transitioned to their game and both of you reset to the most recent checkpoint, and continue on from there. Up to four players can join together in this fashion. The player will take on the role of Arno within their own game, with other players appearing as randomly-generated Assassins. Many missions and activities will be available for cooperative play (which the player can also complete on their own), but there are some story missions that are set aside to be single player only.[9]
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Characters[edit]
The main character of the game is Arno Dorian (Dan Jeannotte),[10][11] a native Frenchman who was born in Versailles to an Assassin father. After his father is killed, Arno is adopted, unaware that his new family holds a senior position within the Templar Order, with his new father figure the Templar Grandmaster.[9][12][13] Arno blames himself when his adoptive father is murdered, and so sets out on a quest of redemption that brings him into the Brotherhood of Assassins, where he slowly rises through the ranks, much like Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad and Ezio Auditore as seen in previous games.[9][13] Arno's love interest is a Templar named Elise De LaSerre, the daughter of the Templar Grandmaster who adopted Arno, who also sets out to investigate more about her father's death and its role in a growing ideological change within the Templar Order that threatens its core values.[12][13][14]
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Arno's story will be set in Paris on the eve of the French Revolution.[10] The modern day setting will focus on the Assassins contacting the player and requesting their help to explore Arno in the past, as well as helping in the present.[15] Co-operative multiplayer missions will follow the development of the Brotherhood of Assassins during the French Revolution.[12]
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Development[edit]
Development for the game began shortly after the completion of 2010's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood,[9] with the core development team splitting off during the early stages of development on Assassin's Creed III.[16] On March 19, 2014, images leaked for the next game, titled or code-named Unity, showing a new assassin in Paris. The screenshots show new "parkour up" and "parkour down" buttons, a new navigation mechanic. The leak also stated that Unity, set during the French Revolution, would be released in late 2014 onPlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and would feature an assassin named Arno.[17] On March 21, Ubisoft confirmed the game's existence, having been in development for...

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