If you have a deep appreciation for fine-tailored clothes and a smorgasbord of color options in which to outfit the linens draping over the protagonist in Assassin's Creed Unity, then you're going to love the latest trailer for Ubisoft's upcoming open-world game.
The four-and-a-half-minute trailer narrated by creative director Alex Amancio covers all the upgraded customization features that went into making Unity bigger, badder and better than previous entries in the series. Amancio states that gamers asked for more customization and Ubisoft delivered.
So how did they deliver? Well, if you're the kind of gamer who can dump hours-on-end each day in customizing, modifying and tweaking the visual attire of characters in games like The Sims, you'll love what they did with AC: Unity.
Since the game's single and multiplayer mode are cohesive and symmetric, it means that you'll be playing Arno Dorian at all times. That's right, it's just like Watch Dogs' multiplayer, insofar that you were always Aiden, even when playing with or against other players. It's one of the main reasons why you don't get to play as a female in this particular game, since going from single-player story missions to co-op story missions is handled fairly seamlessly, but that didn't stop a lot of people from pulling triggers before understanding how the multiplayer was actually setup. Is it possible Ubisoft could have made it where the other people you were playing with appeared as females? Totally possible... but then that comes with a whole series of other problems, as then everything they outfitted their character with would have to be remodeled for a female mesh. Of course, the people who would appear as females in the screen of other players wouldn't appear that way in the player-character's screen (just like Watch Dogs).
The main thing is that this particular game focuses on Arno, and customizing Arno, and playing with other customized Arnos. Adding large armor means you're slower and less stealthy, but you can tank hits like a champ. Modifying Arno's hood will give you more or less visibility as you move throughout a crowd. Weapons, gear and skills will also ultimately determine how the character evolves as a master Assassin.
A lot of the customization is more-so an advancement on what was present in previous games, just ratcheted up to the nth degree. It definitely adds a lot more flavor and replayability to the mix.
Also, with the addition of classic costumes from previous Assassin's Creed games also being included, the game has a wide enough cache of content to keep most players busy with the customization and multiplayer until the next Assassin's Creed title rolls around. And given the way Ubisoft has been pumping these games out so quickly, it might be sooner than we all think.
You can look to grab Assassin's Creed Unity for home consoles and PC this November. Need more info? Feel free to pay a visit to the game's official website.