Assassin’s Creed 5 Unity: New Video Shows Female Character ‘Central’ to Story

A new Assassin’s Creed 5 Unity trailer shows a female character that is central to the game’s story.

The video, published by Ubisoft on July 29,  shows the protagonist Arno racing against the clock to save the female character, a Templar.

“Who is she? How would our new Master Assassin manage his cornelian dilemma?” Ubisoft teases.

Assassin’s Creed Unity is set during the French Revolution in the late 18th century.

The game is slated for release Oct. 20 on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Ubisoft has gradually given more and more details about the game, including new videos.

An official trailer and poster were unveiled earlier this month. The trailer shows Arno taking out guards and climbing up ledges in true Assassin’s Creed style.

Ubisoft also recently develed into the Assassins’ weapon of choice, the Hidden Blade. It’s gone through a few changes and has been upgraded to the Phantom Blade for Unity.

“The Phantom Blade in Assassin’s Creed Unity turns our standard, trusty wristblade into a silent projectile, allowing us to quickly and quietly deal with opponents from a distance. And like with Edward’s Hidden Blade from Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, you’ll be able to wield your very own Phantom Blade, thanks to our continued partnership with the legendary McFarlane Toys,” Ubisoft said in a blog post.

“Our philosophy is not simply to add gadgets, but to develop a feature linked to one of the core brand pillars,” lead game designer Alex Pedneault explained. “With Assassin’s Creed Unity, the Phantom Blade is a new feature that affects two core brand pillars: stealth and combat.”

Assassin's Creed Unity – The Phantom Blade

Assassin's Creed Unity – The Phantom Blade

“And the Phantom Blade really is perfect for both stealth and all-out combat,” the post said.

“It can be used to silence an enemy without alerting others, or it can be paired with his ‘louder’ weapons in group combat. Arno can take on one opponent with his rapier, and then whip around to hit an enemy further away with the blade; a handy tool for anyone looking to even out the odds.”

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