Ubisoft has come forward to confirm that yes, Assassin’s Creed: Unity is a real game, and yes, it is set in France.
In fact, they said the Templars that leaked those screens seen here, can Qu’ils mangent de la brioche! Or let them eat cake.
The screen shots show an assassin reportedly named Arno set against the backdrop of Paris. Kotaku sources hint that the game is set during the French Revolution, and I can confirm that my sources say the same.
The short teaser they released confirms this with shots of Notre Dame and the iconic guillotine. But Ubisoft is saying nothing more about the game, except, that it is coming to next-gen only. I’m going to assume that means also for PC but 360 and PS3 owners are out of luck.