Assassin’s Creed Unity has a wonderful trick hiding up its sleeve, and we got a first glimpse of what that trick entails via a new trailer that dropped today.
Ubisoft has been programming us to believe that Assassin’s Creed Unity is set exclusively during the 1789 French Revolution in Paris, France. However, the new Assassin’s Creed Unity: Time Anomaly trailer doesn’t tinker with where, but it does throw a major wrinkle into when.
As the trailer’s name suggests, there’s some sort of anomaly in play that will send Arno into the future — or more specifically sometime during World War II. Ubisoft obviously couldn’t resists adding the Eiffel Tower into the game after modeling Paris with painstaking details, and I don’t blame them one bit.
From the looks of the trailer, Arno will get to climb the Eiffel Tower from base to top, and then shoot at potentially Nazi aircraft once he gets up there. I’d put money on Nazis considering there’s a giant “V” on the Eiffel Tower that most likely represents “Vichy,” a French regime that collaborated with the Nazis during the war.
This big reveal opens up more questions than it answers. Why is Arno in the future? Will he travel to other time periods? The plot thickens, and I have no idea where it’s going.
Assassin’s Creed Unity arrives on November 11 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.