Ubisoft and the Assassin’s Creed series has come under fire recently for its lack of female characters and its reasoning for why very little exist. Well, fear no more because Ubisoft has just announced that there will be, in fact, a female character in the newest installment of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Meet Elise, a female Templar soldier who is saved by the main character of Unity, Arno, from the guillotine.
On Ubisoft’s blog, or Ubiblog, it’s written that Elise is a “young Templar woman seeking to make her own way in her organization in the midst of the chaotic French Revolution…amid the brutality and behind-the-scenes war raging during Assassin’s Creed Unity, Master Assassin Arno Dorian and this mysterious woman meet and form a rather unlikely bond.”
The trailer appears to evoke a sense of urgency from Arno to save those being killed. Whether or not he specifically knows that Elise is one of the victims and whether or not it was his plan to save her in the first place is pure speculation. From the blog post it seems that Elise will be along for the ride story wise and will play an important role in the main game or at least Arno’s involvement within the French Revolution. Will we perhaps see a “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” scenario with Elise? We’ll find out when Assassin’s Creed Unity releases on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 28th of this year.
Image and video sourced from blog.ubi.com
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