Assassin's Creed Unity Will Not Have French Accents

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Assassin's Creed Unity is one of the most anticipated games for the upcoming holiday season. Set in the French Revolution, players will take control of Arno as he battles Templars in one of European history's bloodiest settings .

Despite the French setting, the characters in Assassin's Creed Unity speak without the region's accent--a new omission, considering the characters from Assassin's Creed II always spoke with an Italian inflection.

Ubisoft, however, posted on Twitter today to clarify why French accents were omitted from the game. The gaming company posted a link to their blog, where they spoke with Assassins Creed Unity Creative Director, Alex Amancio.

Amancio explained to Ubiblog, "The idea is that the Animus is translating everything into the language you're playing in. That's why, since you're an Anglophone, you're hearing all the dialogue and cinematics in English.

It would really make no sense for there to be a French accent because that would mean that this French character is trying to address you in accented English.

Everyone in the game is not trying to speak English for your benefit."

But this is only for the main dialogue; Amancio explained that all of the game's background conversations would be in French--giving the environment a touch of authenticity.

"The only lines that are going to be translated into English are gameplay-related elements that we need to convey to the player," Amancio said to Ubiblog.

Assassins Creed Unity is scheduled for release on the Xbox One and Playstation 4 on November 11.

(via Ubiblog)