Get Assassin’s Creed Unity DLC by purchasing… shaving gel

No – this isn’t a satire piece. As noted by Edge Shave Zone’s latest Facebook post, purchasing a limited edition can emblazoned with the upcoming entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will net you a specific downloadable content for publisher Ubisoft’s upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity. Customers can either get a brand-new sword, armor, or hood. Considering November is officially recognized as the “No Shaving” month, this is quite weird; well, it would be weird anyway, but there you have it.

Assassin’s Creed Unity is an upcoming historical action-adventure title developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The game is the seventh major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, and the successor to 2013’s Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag with ties to 2014’s Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Set within Paris during the French Revolution, the single-player story follows Arno Dorian in his efforts to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. The game retains the series’ third-person open world exploration, as well as introducing an improved melee combat and stealth system. Assassin’s Creed Unity introduces cooperative multiplayer to the Assassin’s Creed series, letting up to four players engage in narrative-driven missions and explore the open-world map.

The main character of the game is Arno Dorian (Dan Jeannotte), a native Frenchman who was born in Versailles to an Assassin father. After his father is killed, Arno is adopted, unaware that his new family holds a senior position within the Templar Order, with his new father-figure the Templar Grandmaster. Arno blames himself when his adoptive father is murdered, and so sets out on a quest of redemption that brings him into the Brotherhood of Assassins, where he slowly rises through the ranks, much like Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad and Ezio Auditore as seen in previous games. Arno’s love interest is a Templar named Elise De LaSerre (Catherine Bérubé), the daughter of the Templar Grandmaster who adopted Arno, who also sets out to investigate more about her father’s death and its role in a growing ideological change within the Templar Order that threatens its core values.

Assassin’s Creed Unity launches on November 11th in North America, November 13th in all PAL regions, and December 4th in Japan.