Assassin's Creed Unity
Ubisoft

Ubisoft have announced this year's Assassin's Creed title, and it is next-gen only.

Set during the French Revolution of 1789 to 1799, little else is known about the game set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC later this year.

Further news of the game can be expected in the coming weeks.

Screen shots from the game leaked prior to the trailer's release that appear to be from gameplay, indicating that footage from the game itself will be shown off in some way imminently.

The video on YouTube reads: "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche," the famous phrase of French Revolution figure Marie Antoinette which translates into, "Let them eat cake." We also see the Notre Dame cathedral and a guilltotine, because France. 

Ubisoft said in a statement: "We have been working on the new Assassin's Creed for more than three years and although we weren't quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only AC, it seems Abstergo are trying to force our hand!

"So here's a true first look at in-game footage from Assassin's Creed Unity. Stay tuned - we'll have many more exciting details for you in the months ahead!"

Following last year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, it appears Ubisoft are dropping the numbers from their titles and opting for just sub-titles instead.

Pirating adventure Black Flag exceeded sales of 10 million earlier this year, and marked a resurgence for the franchise after the lacklustre Assassin's Creed III.