By Robert Workman
Ubisoft is no stranger to releasing fun live-action videos surrounding its games, including a breathtaking parkour-related video for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, which made the rounds last year. So it should be no surprise that it’s returned for another round with Assassin’s Creed: Unity, which features the French FreeRun Family running through the city streets, with patrolmen in hot pursuit.
As with any given parkour-related video, this one features mind-boggling stunts performed by the FreeRun team, including hanging onto buses, making incredible jumps over gaps, and climbing up walls — actions that players will be able to mimic in the game when it releases later this year.
It isn’t just about being on the run, though. At the conclusion of the video, which you can see below, the Assassins make no qualms about eliminating their targets, ambushing them and finishing them off with their hidden hand blades. Again, this is an act you’ll be able to perform in the game, whether you stab someone up close or eliminate them from above with a high dive.
To show the complexity of what went into the movie’s stuntwork, Ubisoft also posted a behind-the-scenes clip of the FreeRun Family in action, as well as the cameramen and director that attempt to keep up with them. (Thankfully, they succeed, for the most part.) It looks like a fun film-making process, too. This video is sure to get plenty of views and generate interest in the upcoming game, just as previous videos have done. Ubisoft’s got some content that works in perfectly with the game and will get the viral pass-along that’s so desirable.
Unity is currently in the midst of some big publicity, including a recent Assassin’s Creed Experience that drew a huge crowd over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, and the recent announcement of a female Templar, Elise, joining the cast.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity will arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 28th.
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