Elise’s importance to Assassin’s Creed Unity storyline revealed

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 16 August 2014 15:10 GMT

Last month, Ubisoft introduced Elise in a new Assassin’s Creed Unity trailer. The Templar is a central character to the game, according to the firm, and now we know the role she will play in Arno’s story. Obviously, don’t click below if you want to remain in the dark.

According to an interview with the game’s creative director Alex Amancio, Elise is an independent young noblewoman skilled with the sword, and without giving away too much of the plot, let’s just say her and Arno go back a long way.

Arno had no idea her family was part of the Templar Order, so it will cause a bit of conflict between them considering each swears allegiance to a different causes – thus, you have a Romeo and Juliet vibe running through the game, but with more deaths, we imagine.

“This is something we’ve wanted to do for a very long time,” Amancio told Game Informer. “We felt that with this generation it was a good opportunity to crank it up a notch and have a story that’s a bit more serious and more mature.

“Love stories are always a hard thing in video games because ultimately they can very easily become a tangent. By making Elise a Templar and making that part of the core, it’s part of the actual struggle of the character. It prevents it from becoming a B-plot or a tangent.”

Amancio said Elise is a “smart, intelligent, multi-layered character” without cliches because what is most important us having a strong character no matter the gender or the back story.

You can read more about Elise through the link, but again, if you wish to let the storyline unfold through your gameplay, you may want to skip it.

Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released worldwide on October 28 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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