Assassin's Creed: Unity interactive trailer unleashes 1400 Assassins on the streets of Paris

Assassin's Creed: Unity

At this point we've surely reached peak Assassin's Creed Unity trailer. Nonetheless, Ubisoft has just put out another one, but today's "Unite" trailer at least manages to offer some novel interactivity. It features more than 1400 user-designed Assassins tearing it up in the streets of Paris, all bearing the names and faces of their creators, plus 15 "secrets" containing new videos and images.

It took me a minute to figure it out—I'm a bit slow sometimes—but the trailer can be paused at any point by moving the cursor above the timeline, and restarted by moving it below. When paused, it's possible to find and click on highlights that will reveal embedded images, videos, and messages, as well as specific Assassins and information about who created them.

At the end of the trailer is a "gigapan" that includes every single Assassin in the trailer, as well as the name of its creator and the date it was made. The image can be zoomed right down to street level, and specific individuals may be tracked down through the built-in search function.

Those of you with less-than-ideal connections to the internet may find it a struggle, but if you have the bandwidth to spare, it really is a very cool promo. Give it a go at Assassin's Creed: Unity comes out on November 11.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.