Assassin’s Creed® Unity and Assassin’s Creed Rogue Hits Shelves Today

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Today, Ubisoft® announced that two Assassin’s Creed games launch today for all players: Assassin’s Creed® Unity™, the latest installment of the award-winning franchise set against the backdrop of the chaos and brutality of the French Revolution, is now available on the Xbox One games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC; and Assassin’s Creed Rogue, available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

Set in a once-magnificent Paris, Assassin’s Creed Unity plunges into the terror of the 1789 French Revolution and features the most dense and immersive Assassin’s Creed city ever created. In this time of chaos and brutality, a young man named Arno, wounded by the loss of those he loved, sets on a deadly path of redemption. Arno’s pursuit throws him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transforms him into a true Master Assassin.

Assassin’s Creed Unity reinvents the franchise, starting with the core gameplay pillars that have defined the series from the beginning: navigation, stealth and combat. Players will carve their way through a stunning, full-scale open-world Paris, thanks to the power of the new Anvil engine, rebuilt from the ground up for new generation consoles. Players can channel their inner Assassin, customizing weapons, equipment, outfits and specialized skills to match their play style.

In addition to the sprawling single-player campaign, players can join with up to three friends and take part in story-driven online co-op missions designed specifically for Assassins to play together. Skills and unique gear acquired in the single-player missions will be accessible in co-op and will define a player’s personalized Assassin’s style, whether emphasizing brute force, agility or stealth. Players also will select a unique co-op skill that will help the team survive, evade or fight more effectively to the benefit of the team.

Assassin’s Creed Rogue, available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners, is set in the middle of the 18th century during the Seven Years War, Assassin’s Creed Rogue gives players new locations across North America to explore, including the frozen North Atlantic, the Appalachian River Valley and New York. In Assassin’s Creed Rogue, players experience the Assassin’s Creed universe through the eyes of a Templar. As Shay Patrick Cormac, players suffer the brotherhood’s betrayal and transform into an Assassin hunter.

The acclaimed naval components from previous Assassin’s Creed games have been enhanced in Assassin’s Creed Rogue. The game also gives players new weapons to use on both land and sea in pursuit of taking down the Assassins, including a new ship called the Morrigan.

Players can enhance their Assassin’s Creed Unity experience with a free companion app available on iOS and Android. Filled with activities and strategic information, players will resolve hidden glyph puzzles on famous Paris landmarks and manage their Nomad Brotherhood to unlock exclusive missions and rewards.

Players can unlock more rewards by connecting to Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Rogue with their Uplay accounts, completing actions to unlock 30 exclusive in-game rewards.

Fans will be able to dive deeper into the Assassin’s Creed experience by joining Initiates, tracking their in-game progress and unlock additional content on Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Ubisoft has also announced the Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass for $29.99, which includes Assassin’s Creed Unity Dead Kings – a new story campaign taking places after the events of Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China – a new stand-alone gameplay experience. Customers who pre-order the Season Pass from participating partners will also receive the exclusive double-handed war axe. The Assassin’s Creed Unity Season Pass is now available for pre-order here: Assassinscreed.com/seasonpass.

This holiday, gamers taking the step into the next generation of gaming and the world of Assassin’s Creed can purchase one of two new exclusive Xbox One Assassin’s Creed bundles featuring the biggest, most intense Assassin’s Creed game to date: Assassin’s Creed Unity. Available worldwide at select retailers November 2, both the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle ($349 ERP) and the Xbox One Assassin’s Creed Bundle with Kinect ($449 ERP) also include a copy of Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag®. These two blockbuster titles in one package enable fans to dive into the Caribbean and the golden age of pirates, before stepping into the life of Arno – an entirely new breed of Assassin in an epic campaign set at the height of the French Revolution – all on Xbox One.

For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit assassinscreed.com and facebook.com/assassinscreed.

Author: Ben

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