Assassin’s Creed 5 (Unity) Set in French Revolution; Was Teased in 2010

March 31, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Assassin’s Creed 5, now known as Assassin’s Creed Unity, is set in the French Revolution, around the late 18th century or early 19th century. 

The game was officially announced last week after screenshots were leaked to Kotaku.

The French Revolution setting for Unity was actually teased as far back as 2010’s Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Ubisoft writer Jeffrey Yohalem told fans via Twitter.

The ending sequence including a number of mysterious symbols being projected, including the Phrygian Cap, a symbol of the French Revolution, and the Eye of Providence, which hinted at the North American setting for Assassin’s Creed 3.

“Did AC Brotherhood ending (symbols) really was hint for #ACUnity?” a fan asked Yohalem.

“Yup and AC3, the symbols pointed to American Revolution and French Revolution,” he said. 

Ubisoft recently released a trailer for Assassin’s Creed Unity.

“We have been working on the new Assassin’s Creed for more than three years and although we weren’t quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only AC, it seems Abstergo are trying to force our hand!” Ubisoft said in its trailer release. 
“So here’s a true first look at in-game footage from Assassin’s Creed Unity. Stay tuned – we’ll have many more exciting details for you in the months ahead!”


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