New details on Assassin’s Creed Unity customization, skills, equipment, weapons

You can never have enough of a good thing, especially since that thing is Assassin’s Creed Unity. Today we learned some new and exciting details about customization, skills, equipment and weapons  thanks to the second part of the Player Progression DevBlog. Assassin’s Creed Lead Game Designer Benjamin Plich gives us a bit of insight into skill specialization and how it all ties it with the co-op. “Personally, I like to specialize in the Stealth pillar,” Plich said. “However, that might mean my character is not as strong in Navigation. So it helps if one of my friends has spent their Sync Points in levelling up a character adept in Navigation and free running. This is extremely useful because of the 360 approach that we have adopted within the level design for Unity. It means that every mission has a variety of opportunities for players; at least one Navigation opportunity, one Stealth opportunity and one Combat opportunity.”

Elsewhere, the Game Designer talks about equipment and reveals that Assassin’s Creed Unity will feature almost 200 equipable items. Players can use these to customize their appearance in a variety of ways. Moreover, Ubisoft has also made it possible for players to play around with the colors of their equipment, which should provide for even more customization options. “We have almost 200 different pieces of customization equipment, mainly spread across 5 different categories – Hoods, Coats, Lower Body, Forearms and Belts. If I wanted to improve my Eagle Sense beyond the Sync Points I’ve spent on that skill, I could acquire a specific type of hood that might increase the range of the ability. We definitely thought it was important to give players the ability to select the color of their equipment. In fact, when you select colors, you are doing so for the overall appearance. That way we can ensure that your custom Assassin will also match and look badass.”

Last but not least, Plich also touched upon weapons and it seems like bombs will be making a comeback in Assassin’s Creed Unity. “There are a whole range of weapons to choose from in the game, like swords, two handed swords, long weapons and rifles” Plich says. “Each has different animations and types of attack. Oh! And bombs return too. In game, players will have access to smoke bombs, money bombs, stun bombs, cherry bombs and poison bombs. In addition to those, Arno will also be able to utilize Beserk darts via the new iconic weapon, the Phantom Blade.” Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on November 11th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.