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Assassin's Creed Unity introduces its latest lineup of historical figures

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Rubbing elbows with important personages of history, from Caterina Sforza to George Washington, is one of the unique appeals of the Assassin's Creed franchise. So now it's time to meet Assassin's Creed Unity's characters of revolutionary France, two of them fictitious, and three quite well known.

The latter three would be the Marquis de Sade, Robespierre, leader of la Terreur, and a short guy by the name of Napoleon Bonaparte. They join player-protagonist Arno and his romantic companion Elise in enforcing an alternate view of the French Revolution.

Note how many people carry around fully loaded and powdered duelling pistols that never misfire. Considering how many injuries occur from keeping loaded modern handguns in the home, this would seem to be an especially dangereux lifestyle choice given the era.

Assassin's Creed Unity launches Nov. 11 on Playstation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.