Monday, December 17, 2018 • Midnight Edition • "Exclusive! Exclusive! Hggulghhlgghhlghhlghh!"

No Women Allowed In Assassin's Creed Unity

Written by SuperginraiX on Thursday, June 12 2014 and posted in News with Benefits

No Women Allowed In Assassin's Creed Unity

It's just too haaaaaaaaaaard.


The video game series, Assassin's Creed, pits Assassins against Templars throughout various time periods, bringing up conversations about freedom vs. control, consequences for doing "good" or "evil" deeds, and just how many people you can stab with arm-mounted blades.  Each game opens with a blurb that reads:

This work of fiction was designed, developed, and produced by a multicultural team of various religious faiths and beliefs.

And it's true that the Assassin's Creed series has featured a LOT of non-traditional elements in their games.  The games range in diverse settings like the Third Crusade and the Revolutionary War while featuring protagonists with mixed heritages such as AC III's Ratonhnhaké:ton, a half-Mohawk, half-English 18th Century Assassin.  Three of the games even feature an Italian protagonist which is virtually unheard of in video games.

With all of that diversity going for it, you'd think that a four-player Assassin's Creed game allowing you to play as a female Assassin would be a no-brainer. After all, the game's Order of Assassins got over gender prejudice way back in the 12th Century and there's even been an AC game starring a female Assassin (Assassin's Creed III: Liberation's Aveline de Grandpré-- who is half-African and half-French) Not so, says Ubisoft technical director James Therien (translation courtesy of

"It was on our feature list until not too long ago, but it's a question of focus and production," Therien explained. "So we wanted to make sure we had the best experience for the character. A female character means that you have to redo a lot of animation, a lot of costumes [inaudible]. It would have doubled the work on those things. And I mean it's something the team really wanted, but we had to make a decision... It's unfortunate, but it's a reality of game development."

Assassin's Creed: Unity looks to be a spectacular game that I'm certain will do a great job exploring the French Revolution while four dudes murder everything in sight.  It's just a shame that the nine Ubisoft studios working on the game couldn't figure out how to make a girl character capable of playing with a boy character.

Dramatization of Ubisoft Board Meeting.

The game is set to release on October 28.


Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook

We get it. You don't feel like signing up for an Outhouse account, even though it's FREE and EASY! That's okay. You can comment with your Facebook account below and we'll take care of adding it to the stream above. But you really should consider getting a full Outhouse account, which will allow you to quote posts, choose an avatar and sig, and comment on our forums too. If that sounds good to you, sign up for an Outhouse account by clicking here.

Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

About the Author - SuperginraiX

SuperginraiX is the biggest sap on The Outhousers' payroll (wait, we get paid?). He reads every issue of every crappy Marvel crossover so you don't have to. Whats worse is that he pays for his books, thus condoning Marvel's behavior. If The Outhouse cared for his well being at all, they'd try and get him into some sort of rehab center. But, alas, none of us even know how to say his name. For a good time, ask Super why Captian America jumped off the Helicarrier in Fear Itself. Super lives in the frozen wastland that is Minnesota with 15% of the state's population living under his roof: a wife he makes wear an Optimus Prime mask, two gremlins, and his mother-in-law.


More articles from SuperginraiX
The Outhouse is not responsible for any butthurt incurred by reading this website. All original content copyright the author. Banner by Ali Jaffery - he's available for commission!