four musketeers

In just two months Ubisoft will hopefully be revealing all on their upcoming Assassin’s Creed titles, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed Comet – if it exists, at E3 2014. If last year’s event was anything to go by, this is going to be awesome! But there’s more, according to industry insider Ubisoft won’t just be showing off one part of Assassin’s Creed Unity, they’ll be showing off two.

According to industry insider Shinobi602 on Twitter, Ubisoft will be showing off two demo’s for Assassin’s Creed Unity, both a single player and four player co-op demo which is said to support up to four players.

“AC: Unity, two demos planned. Hotness incoming #E32014. One SP, other showcasing 4-player coop” revealed Shinobi602. Of course, you should take this “leak” with a pinch of salt, until some actual details are announced.

With that being said, I have a theory.

Notice the strange title?  What if Assassin’s Creed Unity’s four player co-op put you in the merry boots of one of the four Musketeers? That’s right, the fabulous band of men who are known for saying “All for one, and one for all”. See, this band of merry men were knocking around in the later part of seventeenth century France, sure almost 100 years after the French Revolution – the rumoured settings in the games main story, it does seem that the multiplayer co-operative campaign could be separate from the main campaign too, perhaps an entirely story in itself – set around the Musketeers, of course!

I can already anticipate your comments: “uh dude, there were three musketeers” and sure, you’re not wrong, but you’re not right either. The media has always focused on the Three Musketeers, Athos, Porthos, Aramis, but there’s a fourth, D’Artagnan, who was also technically a Musketeer but part of the Essarts’ company instead of de Treville’s. Also the novel, The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas, tells the story of D’Artagnan, and his journey from his home to Paris and eventually meeting, then joining the Three Musketeers.

I can imagine it now, you and three other friends dressed to the nines in 17th century French garb each wearing one of the iconic Musketeer hats fighting together and sticking together through thick and thin. Sure one of you would have to be D’Artagnan the lesser member of the Three Musketeers, but important nonetheless.

The name of the game too, Unity, suggests that there’s an essence of working together and uniting. Nothing screams Unity to me more than the Four Musketeers!

“Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno”

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Oh my god. You just cracked the code.