At Microsoft's E3 conference on Monday, Ubisoft revealed a new feature of one of its hit series. Assassin's Creed Unity will feature co-op gameplay, allowing four players to join forces and take out the Templar targets together.
The gameplay demo shows off the gritty streets of Paris during the French Revolution, as a dark cloaked assassin runs his way through dilapidated buildings, meeting three comrades along the way. Angry mobs are shown en route to infiltrating a French palace, as a voiceover explains that each AI is unique and will interact with the player and each other, which can be used to the player's advantage.
For example, assassinating a guard can inspire a mob to charge the palace. The palace itself is an impressive, colorful and ornate structure, juxtaposed with Parisian streets. Coordination is key to navigating the best route to the target. Certain elements of missions are randomized, and multiple paths are available, meaning each play-through should be different.
The new installment takes place during the French Revolution. Past locations have included Crusade-era Jerusalem, Renaissance Italy, and the United States during the American Revolution. The last game, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, took place in the Caribbean and was praised for impressive ship sailing and battling mechanics.
Co-op isn't the first multiplayer mode. In 2010, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood introduced a competitive online mode, which has been included with each subsequent installment in the series.
Assassin's Creed Unity is slated to launch Oct. 28 for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Those curious to learn more about the game can watch IGN's behind the scenes series here. The gameplay trailer is available below.
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