Assassin’s Creed 5: ‘Unity’ Release Date Announced; Creator Weighs in on Female Characters

The Assassin’s Creed 5 Unity release date for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC is slated for October 28, 2014.

Ubisoft announced the date during E3.

The company made no mention of “Comet,” the rumored upcoming Assassin’s Creed game for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Meanwhile, Patrice Desilets, the game designer for the first Assassin’s Creed, says that adding a female assassin would have been “awesome.”

Current creative director Alex Amancio said at E3 that the cooperative multiplayer version includes four versions of the protagonist Arno, saying that it would have taken “a lot of extra production work” to include a female assassin.

Desilets told Polygon that it would in fact have taken a lot of work but that the work should have been done.

“It’s true. If you do a big giant character and a small character, or a woman and a guy, it’s different,” Desilets said. “But that shouldn’t stop you. With all the time, money and people on that project, you could’ve done it.”

“You know what would have been really awesome? Four women,” he continued. “Then people would be like, ‘Wow, they’ve got big balls.’ Imagine four girls. It would have been really a strong message of what Assassin’s Creed Unity is about.”

Unity is set in Revolutionary France.

Amancio said during E3 that Unity is about “carving your own unique path through a huge, immerse city filled with countless stories, activities, and awards.”

He also said that the company has redesigned the gameplay considerably from previous versions.

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