One of this year's two Assassin's Creed titles will be set in 18th-century Paris, according to "leaked screenshots" published by Kotaku.

The screenshots reveal an early look at the Parisian setting and lead character featured in this year's game, which is reportedly in development under the codename Unity. To take a look at them all, head through to Kotaku.

As the site points out, the shots are "very clearly from an early version of the game", with the final version expected to look significantly better. Kotaku claims to have been told that "the textures will look much better" and that the city plazas "will probably look less empty" in the final release.

The screenshots also highlight new button prompts to "parkour" up and down, which Kotaku states could be "part of a new Assassin's Creed navigation mechanic that will debut when Unity releases this fall".

It's been rumoured previously that two Assassin's Creed titles will be released this autumn - Unity for Xbox One and PS4 - and another, which Kotaku speculates is codenamed Comet, for Xbox 360 and PS3. It isn't known which game is intended for PC or whether either will release on Wii U.

Ubisoft told that it does not comment on rumour and speculation when contacted about the leaks this evening.