Assassin's Creed Unity reveals new female character

But she's not playable.

After catching a lot of heat for not having any playable female assassins in Assassin's Creed Unity, publisher Ubisoft has revealed a new female character named Elise.

But she's still not a playable character.

Instead, Elise is a wannabe Templar who protagonist Arno must rescue from a beheading for some reason. Evidently the two form some sort of relationship, though it's unclear if it's a romantic or platonic one. You can catch a glimpse of the non-playable, non-assassin character in the new trailer below.

There will even be a spin-off novel written from Elise's point of view. The as of yet unnamed book is being penned by Oliver Bowden, who's sold three million copies of his Assassin's Creed novels, and will be published by Penguin Random House.

Ubisoft is quite keen on this Elise character as the publisher is also releasing a figurine of her. The company's model-making division, Ubicollectibles, is also making one of Arno, naturally.

Assassin's Creed Unity is due worldwide on 28th October for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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