You can be a female assassin in Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac has a little dig at Ubisoft.

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Sunset Overdrive developer Insomniac Games has had a playful dig at Ubisoft over Assassin's Creed: Unity's lack of female characters.

Last week Ubisoft was forced to release a statement on the lack of playable female characters in Assassin's Creed: Unity co-op after creative director Alex Amancio suggested a female character option was cut from the game because of a lack of resources.

Now, Insomniac Games has published a video in which it stresses that upcoming Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive lets players create whatever type of character they want - and it demonstrates this by showing footage of a female character dressed up to resemble Ezio from Assassin's Creed 2 and Brotherhood.

In the video (at the 1m 40s mark) Insomniac is asked: "Can you play as a female character?"

The presenter replies: "Of course. Self-expression is super important to us. You can be female. You can be male. You can be different skin tones. You can be different body types. And all of the clothing is gender neutral.

"So if you want to be a dude in a skirt, you can be a dude in a skirt. Just be who you want to be.

"Take a stab at it."

Elsewhere in the video, Insomniac details how traps can be used in Sunset Overdrive to defeat enemies.

Funnily enough, Assassin's Creed: Unity and Sunset Overdrive launch on the same day in North America: 28th October 2014.

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