The Art of Assassin’s Creed Unity
The latest lavish outing for Ubisoft’s historical hitman makes for a fine collection of predictably engaging artwork
Author Paul Davies he era-skipping exploits of the Assassin’s Creed game franchise demand a fair number of instantly recognisable tropes from generation to generation – stylish violence being wrought by a parkour-obsessed Hoody, for instance – but the breadth of variety in both time and locale in every game does offer the artistic types at Ubisoft Montreal a luxuriant degree of freedom to dazzle and astound both devout gamers and discerning bystanders alike.
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This is the case more than ever for Unity, which this time doesn’t just play out the latest reincarnation’s life span, but (spoiler!) has a plot that spills out of time, exploring life in Paris in a whole host of periods, from the Middle Ages to WWII, with celebrities like the Marquis de Sade and Napoleon dropping by to spice things up.
Paul Davies is well seasoned in stitching together these lavish guides to each game’s visuals, and the images largely do the work, with only modest captions prevailing across most of the pages. The richness of the everexpanding universe makes it an engrossing perusal even for nongamers, but true followers will also be glad to have it on their shelves, long after their mission’s completion.
This latest Assassin’s Creed art tome shows us everything from the lush character art to the simplest concept sketches, all in glorious full colour.