Meet the actors bringing the ‘Assassin’s Creed Unity’ cast to life
The upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity introduces us to a new cast of characters and a fresh new story set during the French Revolution. In this new trailer, Ubisoft gives us a closer look at the characters we’ll see in the game, as well as the actors that bring those characters to life.
First up is Dan Jeannotte, an actor recently seen in Red 2, the TV series Being Human, and more. Jeannotte plays the lead character of Arno Victor Dorian, a young assassin caught up in the middle of the French Revolution. It’s through the eyes of Arno that we’ll see the game unfold.
Arno seems to take after Ezio more than most of his predecessors, at least based on what we’ve seen so far. Oddly, a quick look at the IMDB page lists the characters of Ezio and Assassin’s Creed III protagonist, Conner Kenway, in the cast. Don’t read too much into that though – they may appear in cameos, brief flashbacks, or the notoriously unreliable IMDB may just be wrong.
Next up is French actor Catherine Bérubé, who plays Élise de la Serre, a girl that grows up with Arno and becomes a potential love interest. Serre has her own agenda though, and hunts for the person that killed her father. Joining Bérubé is Alex Ivanovici, a well known video game voice actor that has lent his voice to games like Thief, Watch Dogs, and the last five Assassin’s Creed games. Ivanovici breathes life into the role of the Maquis de Sade, the well known French libertine and author that spent a significant amount of his life in jail for his beliefs.
Brent Skagford is coming off a part in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and takes on the role of Napoleon Bonaparte. If you don’t know who Bonaparte is, we can’t help you. Finally, the video concludes with a look at Robespierre, the architect of the French “Reign of Terror,” voiced by Bruce Dinsmore, a veteran of the Assassin’s Creed games. Check out the clip below for more.
It’s too early to say how each of these characters truly fits into the game, but we won’t have much longer to wait to find out. Assassin’s Creed Unity will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One November 11.