The Gamescom 2014 Assassin's Creed Unity demo has surfaced, giving us an 11-minute glimpse at what we can expect from the newest Assassin's Creed game. There's a lot of stealthing and stabbing in and among the streets of revolutionary Paris, but you knew that going in.
The mission starts near Notre Dame Cathedral, where our Assassin gets a pep talk from his mentor. Arno asks about the plan for this assassination, but the mentor simply quips, "You're not an apprentice anymore. Find your own plan." From there we see the awesome assassin abilities of this new protagonist, and we think we're going to be quite pleased with him.
We love the new side objectives that actually make our mission easier, as Arno gathers information from an associate of the target (before killing that target) then using the info to make entry into the cathedral easier. We love that in doing so we can find an easy way to kill our target without being spotted. Most of all, we love the amazingly satisfying cinematic of the target being killed. If every assassination is like that, without the weird posthumous talk but with flashes of important information, then we want to get stabbing right now.
Assassin's Creed Unity will launch Oct. 26 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.