The French Revolution is all about heads. Forget that it ushered in the modern era, or that it ultimately led to the end of the last (loose) tie to the Roman Empire, or that it led to some of the worst periods of the human race. The French Revolution is known for heads. On pikes, in baskets, rolling off a guillotine.
And sure enough, the new trailer for Assassin’s Creed Unity, set during the Revolution, has a lot of heads. We get our first guillotine sighting at :15. And then the first loose head at :19. A knife beheading is at :21. We have to wait a minute for the next head, though. On a stick at 1:18. The big finish is at 1:29 – our favorite assassin leaps from the top of the guillotine, lands on the executioner and grabs his neck like he’s going to pull off his noggin with his bare hands, but alas, they don’t show. Bummer.
It’s an Assassin’s Creed, with its usual Assassin’s Creed antics (knifing, jumping, climbing, et al), but it looks really amazing. The crowds (mobs) are really crowds. The smoke, shadows and buildings are very realistic. I don’t know why the trailer is narrated by a Brit, though. They still had a monarch last I checked.
The game is out on October 28 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.