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A look at how Assassin Creed Unity’s co-op emphasizes customization

Assassin’s Creed Unity introduces an emphasis on cooperative play for the first time in the series’ history, and player customization is a big part of that. This new trailer takes a peek at how all of those systems fit together when up to four human players guide a marauding band of assassin’s through French Revolution-era Paris.

Much of the customization stems from how you tweak the skill unlocks for your own assassin. A low-profile hood, for example, provides an edge when staking out a crowd for a target thanks to its improved crowd stealth capabilities and longer range for Eagle Vision. There’s nothing to govern how you build too, so you can go pure stealth or combat, or mix and match different skills to best suit the mission you’re taking on.

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Equipment also plays a role, with armor and weapons influencing what each assassin’s limitations are. A heavier armor set reduces the damage you take, but makes it much more difficult to flit around stealthily. Likewise, weapons that are more effective at parrying deliver less damage on the attack.

On top of all that, teamwork is also emphasized in the way that certain skills provide group benefits. All in all, Unity‘s co-op looks like a very fresh take on the Assassin’s Creed series. We’ll find out when the game comes to PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One on November 18, 2014.