Arno Victor Dorian, a French-Austrian Master Assassin is the latest in threat to Templars during the time of the French Revolution in Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise.

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity single-player script writer, Travis Stout sheds some details on the protagonist.

Ubisoft: We Wanted Arno To Feel Like An Actual Person In Assassin’s Creed Unity 1

“The spelling of Arno, A-R-N-O, is an older French/Germanic, I believe Frankish variation, of the name. It’s not as common as Arnaud but you still see it occasionally. It comes back to Arno’s family history.

His family is a very old one and they’ve been Assassins for a very long time so we wanted to give him a slightly more antiquated name. Also, the phonetic spelling makes it easier to pronounce.”

Stout adds, “Arno is a very driven young man. He is haunted by mistakes in his past or perceived mistakes, that he feels he must atone for.

He is very devoted to the Assassin Order as an ideal but, at the same time, he is not as impressed with the weight of the long mystical tradition and ancient rhetoric as some of the other Assassins.

He likes to think for himself and make his own decisions. He isn’t the type of person who will believe something just because someone tells it to him.”

“Arno Victor Dorian is a very well educated young man. He was raised in a noble household and had access to tutors and books so he is very well-read.

He has a habit of quoting the classics and tends to use humour to deflect when he is emotionally vulnerable, like a lot of people do I think.

We very much wanted him to not be the sort of grizzled bad-ass spouting one-liners that you see in a lot of action movies. We wanted him to feel like an actual person,” Travis Stout concluded.

Assassin’s Creed Unity will release on October 28, 2014 in North America for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

 

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