Update: Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin's Creed: Unity is coming to Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC this Fall. The company released a teaser trailer for the title, which you can find below. There's been no confirmation on the second game, code-named "Comet".
Original story: As we've reported before, it looks like we're getting two Assassin's Creed games this year. One of those titles is aimed at new generation devices like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, while the other is coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Today, Kotaku has leaked screenshots relating to the first of those games, the one whose development is led by Splinter Cell: Blacklist developer Ubisoft Toronto. The name of the Xbox One/PlayStation 4 game is Assassin's Creed: Unity, with the second game being code-named Comet.
According to Kotaku's anonymous source, Unity is set in 18-century Paris, with landmarks like Notre Dame and the Seine being visible in the screenshots. This aligns with previous rumors posted on NeoGAF, which pointed to a story during the French Revolution in France and England with a lead assassin is named Arno. This rumor was later confirmed by the Examiner, who was the first to publish the rumor about two Assassin's Creed games coming in 2014. The Examiner's rumors also point to Unity skipping the normal competitive multiplayer for a 4-player co-operative mode.
Also notable in the screenshots are the parkour up and parkour down buttons, possibly meaning Ubisoft Toronto has worked out a way for players to get down from buildings without the Assassin Leap or suicide.
The second game, code-named Comet, is probably the game taking place in Russia eluded to in my previous AC article. The "Comet" code-name may have to do with the comet landfall and explosion in Tunguska, Russia in 1908. The AC: Initiates clues probably point to that title.
As I said before, Ubisoft doing two games for opposing generations isn't new. The company previously did the same with Splinter Cell: Double Agent, which was a completely different game on Xbox 360 and PS3 compared to its PS2 and Xbox counterparts.