New DLC Announced for Next Gen Assassin’s Creed: Unity

Cover art to Assassin's Creed: Unity's DLC

Assassin’s Creed: Free Love Cover Art

By Clamuel Semens March 29th, 2014Ubisoft has just announced the first in a series of downloadable content (DLC) that will be available at the end of this year with the release of Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Players will soon be able to take on the role of Desmond Mile’s uncle from New Jersey. In the DLC titled, Assassin’s Creed: Free Love, you take on the role of Vincent “Vinny Baby Hands” Miles. We were shown exclusive footage from the game. In the beginning, a mysterious figure walks into Vincent’s deli and hands him an old parchment. On the parchment, the name “Jimi Hendrix” is written in blood. As the story unfolds it is revealed that Jimi Hendrix is with the Knights Templar. It is tasked to Vinny by the Assassin’s guild to recover an artifact in Hendrix’s possession. In order to do this, Vinny must travel to Woodstock. A strange detour from other Assassin’s Creed games, there are no places to reach high ground to view your assassination targets. Mostly you are just wading through tents and swaths of dirty hippies that are trying to “freak you out.” In the first mission we allowed to play, the target was Rainbow Galaxy. He is a low level drug dealer with connections to The Knights Templar and Hendrix. Rainbow Galaxy is carrying a bag of brown acid you must poison to help give you the advantage over your surroundings. It is hard to track his movements because he just wanders around randomly while banging a tambourine. I found this mission to be really easy as all I had to do was wait till he stumbled and fell over. I’m not sure if this is a bug in the game or if this character is just so “wasted” he has trouble standing. Either way, I crouched over him and jammed my Hidden Blade into his neck. Usually, this would initiate a cut scene that would shed new light on the storyline for the player. This time however the assassinated target just said, “Hey wow man, totally not cool. You’re a real square man.” Then he died. Before I had completed this mission the hippies seemed alarmed that I was walking through the crowd wearing assassin robes and carrying two large swords. Once the poison brown acid had been disseminated amongst them they barely took notice of me; one step closer to killing Jimi Hendrix. I will continue to follow the progress of this DLC as more details emerge but for now we are only left to guess at what is in the “Purple Haze.”

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