This historical-fiction, action game follows the life of Arno Dorian, a man who was born to an Assassin father in Versailles at the time of the French Revolution. The game follows the struggle between the Assassins and the Templars and the objective is to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. Parkour and re-vamped combat are a large part of the game, as is the ability to travel through time to eras like Nazi-occupied Paris during World Ward II and the Belle Epoqué.
Starring: Arno Dorian
Assassin’s Creed becomes a new kind of gaming experience
Guns are firing, bombs are exploding and you are scaling the Eiffel Tower in the midst of World War II, shooting down Nazi flags, while across the city, citizens are being executed in the guillotine beside Notre Dame during the French Revolution. The city is full of battle and terror and a little bit of old world Parisian charm. Welcome to Assassin’s Creed Unity.
The game is a way for the player to combine both fantasy and realism, propelling oneself into the city’s historic past. Most of what the player sees in the game has now been destroyed due to age and war. But the player gets to see what all facets of life were like back in Revolutionary Paris, including the people and the landscape. Who wouldn’t want to experience Paris back in the day?
This new version of the video game favorite was featured in the ‘Total Art of Video Games’ exhibition in Paris, debuting the re-invented game that features Revolutionary Paris, time travel and a whole lot of Parcour. Here, the city is divided into 7 different and autonomous regions, most notably Le Marais, Ile de Cité and Notre Dame. The single-player game follows the character Arno Dorian and offers the gamer a third-person open world exploration of the city where Assassins battle against the Revolutionary soldiers. It introduces revamped combat and can also become a multi-player version, up to four players to be exact.
What’s remarkable about the game is the fact that the player can immerse himself in the city- which took programmers years to accurately depict in the game. They wanted to be as exact as possible, to give the player a unique and historically accurate experience in Paris in the Revolutionary time period. In addition, the gamer can actually be transported through time and space; with a flick of the wrist, the gamer is suddenly dropped into Paris’ Belle Epoque.
From the Isle Saint-Louis to the doors of Notre-Dame, the visitor was able to immerse himself in the streets of Paris during the time of the Revolution. It was a moment of inherent and confused realism; like being propelled into France’s historic, glorious past. The software developers completely recreated the face of Paris to resemble that of which existed during the French Revolution, nowadays a Paris that is largely destroyed. The buildings such as Notre-Dame, the menial jobs of that time period – a population who seemed real in the game – the atmosphere and the dirt which consumed the French capital were all present in the game.
What’s remarkable about the game is the fact that the player can immerse himself in the city- which took programmers years to accurately depict in the game. In fact, it took them a year and a half to just turn the front of Notre Dame into an animated version. Animators wanted the game and the imagery to be as exact as possible, to give the player a unique and historically accurate experience of Paris in the Revolutionary period. In addition, the gamer can also be transported through time and space; with a flick of the wrist, the gamer is suddenly dropped into Paris’ Belle Epoque or World War II.