The Assassin's Creed series was never short on spectacle - whether the sight of great geysers of blood or faithfully recreated ancient cities. But it seems Ubisoft is adding real drama to the mix for its latest outing.
The full story trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity shows off something that looks quite different to previous entries. There's a real sense of character here and a brief glimpse at what looks like a vast narrative with nothing less than the state of the nation hanging in the balance.
Your character is Arno, an orphan taken in by a Templar who is murdered. His quest for revenge eventually leads him to the Assassin order, but not before getting extremely caught up in a little thing called The French Revolution.
There's a lot going on here, including a seemingly major female role in the form of Elise De LaSerre. She's your sister. By adoption. Exepct some love interest nonsense.
You also get a glimpse at the interesting cast of characters, including politically minded Robespierre, the saucy Marquis de Sade and a young man called Napoleon. As ever, Ubisoft has taken great pains to ensure the history makes a certain kind of sense and Napoleon was indeed a in his early 20s and on the rise during the Revolution.
Otherwise, it looks even more cinematic than ever before thanks to debuting on next gen consoles and more complex mechanics have been promised. If the potential of this darker and more emotional story can be matched on the technical side, this could well be the best Assassin's Creed yet.
Assassin's Creed Unity comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PC from the November 11th 2014.