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Assassin's Creed Unity co-op gameplay trailer demonstrates the importance of teamwork

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One Assassin is dangerous enough in Ubisoft's upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity , but put four of them together on the streets of 18th century Paris and you've got nothing less than a revolutionary A-Team.

Cooperative multiplayer action is the big hook in Assassin's Creed Unity: Players can link up with one another in Parisian taverns, and then head out into the action in groups of two to four. Each player will play as Arno in his or her own game, while the others will be represented as randomly generated members of the Brotherhood.

Ubisoft describes this new video as a gameplay trailer, but I think it's fair to say that's not quite accurate. It's fun to watch, and the song is nice, but I have to think that trying to control an Assassin in combat from some of these angles would be a tricky bit of business. But it makes the point: Four assassins are better that one.

Assassin's Creed Unity is out on November 11.

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.