Assassin's Creed: Unity Shows Even More Stabby In-Game Action

By Ian Dransfield on at

Assassin's Creed Unity has had even more in-game action shown off, this time by its creators Ubisoft.

We're promised a 'systemic open world' taking in the chaos of the French Revolution, as players tackle the Templar forces. The first thing we've noticed this means is the camera is much more dynamic, swooping with the player as he makes his way through Paris.

Objectives pop up on the fly as you play, allowing you to help - or not - as you see fit. It might make more sense to ignore the civilians being murdered, for example.

This means Unity is an open world that allows you to get as involved as you want in the side-quests, or just climb off into the sunset. You're unlikely to be judged a bad person for doing so.

Combat looks to be very much in the Assassin's Creed style, obvious as that statement is: counters, parrying and stylish kill-moves. Hopefully it's been updated more than it looks to have been, though.

Naturally it's a current-gen title, so technologically everything looks about 300 times better than our brains can cope with. This translates to massive crowds - no, baying mobs - of people. People who - as we saw in Microsoft's earlier demo - can be incited to riot, and helped on their way to civil disobedience.

We've not seen any boats yet, though. Which is a shame.

Assassin's Creed: Unity will release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC later in 2014.