Assassin's Creed 5 'Unity' Footage: It's Real, And It's Set In The French Revolution

Assassins' Creed V is real, it's coming this year, and it's set in the French revolution according to the first footage published by Ubisoft (or Abstergo, alterna-world fans).

Named 'Assassin's Creed Unity' the first teaser footage confirms the game is returning to Europe and the broiling streets of Paris during the revolution of 1789.

The first footage of the next-gen only game was revealed by Ubisoft on YouTube. It said:

Qu'ils mangent de la brioche [Let them eat cake]! We have been working on the new Assassin's Creed for more than three years and although we weren't quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only AC, it seems Abstergo are trying to force our hand! So here's a true first look at in-game footage from Assassin's Creed Unity. Stay tuned - we'll have many more exciting details for you in the months ahead!

There aren't many details about the game so far - other than the Paris setting, and the rumour that there will be a separate Xbox 360 and PS3 title.

There's also a shot in the video of a guillotine - so expect so kind of last-minute rescue from between crowds of tricoteuses.