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Assassin's Creed Unity trailer explores a French Revolution, a Reign of Terror and you

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On July 14, 1789, a crowd of hundreds stormed the Bastille, an act that began the French Revolution. Today, the creators of Assassin's Creed at French developer Ubisoft released a video drawing a historical link between its upcoming game, Assassin's Creed Unity, and the events that took place exactly 225 years ago today.

Press play above to learn about the woes of French commoners, the reign of King Louis the XVI and the civil unrest that started a revolution, beginning at the country's most famous prison. Having given some historical context and set up the year-long, guillotine-filled Reign of Terror, the trailer turns to a force that could save a country in crisis.

"Who can unmask the hidden enemy?" the narrator asks over the image of a hollow Assassin's hood. "Who will fight and kill for liberty?"

Assassin's Creed Unity is set for an Oct. 28 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. For more on the game, be sure to read our in-depth coverage from E3 2014 and watch the new gameplay trailer below.