A new trailer has been released for Assassin's Creed Unity detailing some of the key characters that will be featured in the upcoming open-world action title. The trailer is just over four minutes long and gives gamers a brief idea of what to expect from the eccentric cast of unique individuals.

The trailer starts off with Arno Dorian, explaining that the lead protagonist is a bit of a pretty-boy fop going around about his business in a lackadaisical manner... until his father is killed. Much like Ezio, Arno gets involved with the Assassin's guild during the time of the French revolution. Arno eventually becomes deeply embedded in the events surrounding the revolution, as well as various individuals who have strong ties to the Assassin's guild.

Another key character in the game is Elise de la Sierre, a sort of love-interest and rival to Arno. They grew up together as kids but eventually went their separate ways when Elise became obsessed with getting revenge on her father's killer. The conflict and dynamic between Elise and Arno is that she won't stop for anything until she brings justice to the name of her family.

Gaming Blend's Pete Haas predicted that we would likely see some eccentric faces pop up during the Assassin's Creed Unity story and one of the individuals he noted in a list was Marquis de Sade, a very liberal libertine. If only I could crack a joke that would make bring about the kind of embarrassing silence that would make a spec of dust sound like thunder on the floor, I would. Nevertheless, I'll settle for simply saying that Marquis was all about exploring his uninhibited side and works as an ally and agent provocateur. He's likely to be one of the more fascinating characters in the group.

Another noteworthy name on the list is Napoleon Bonaparte, who seemingly takes on the role of Nicoli Machivalli from previous Assassin's Creed titles. Napoleon seems to be one of the central characters that will likely work as a sort of mission-master for Arno (or at least, that's what I would like to imagine).

The trailer isn't the sort of thing that would make people go out and plop down $60 on the game, but it is something that probably satisfies the thirst for more information by die-hard fans looking for that little extra edge to help get them intensified into the upcoming stealth-action title.

Assassin's Creed Unity is one of many games due for release this fall from out of the Ubisoft publishing house. You can learn more about the game – which is an eighth-gen exclusive, by the way – by paying a kind visit to the official website.

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