1789: The magnificent city of Paris has been brought to the brink of destruction by the French Revolution. Ruled by an oppressive aristocracy, the cobblestone streets now run red with the blood of those who dare to question their leaders. The divide between the rich and poor is at its most extreme, and a nation is tearing itself apart. Ayoung man and woman fight to avenge all that they have lost. Soon Arno and Elise are drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and the Templars - a world with deadlier dangers than they could ever have imagined.