It seems that most all of a game’s secrets are discovered within the first few months of release, but that is not the case with Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity. In fact, the mystery behind the pink-frosted cakes has only just been solved, as one gamer has found and eaten them all, triggering an interesting Easter Egg in the game.
For the uninitiated, Assassin’s Creed Unity features five pink cakes scattered across French Revolution era Paris. In the past, Ubisoft teased that finding all the cakes would unlock something special, but until now, four of the five cakes have eluded players.
If it wasn’t for members of Ubisoft Toronto helping YouTuber Brett complete the rest of the Easter Egg, they probably would have continued to elude everyone. In any case, all five pink cakes have now been accounted for, and what happens upon collecting them is quite interesting indeed.
As can be seen in the above video, finding and eating all five of the cakes will cause Marquis de Bullion to appear standing atop a cake in the courtyard of Palais de Luxembourg. Those that can recall the Assassin’s Creed Unity E3 2014 co-op trailer will remember Marquis de Bullion as the target from that demo. Most fans probably assumed that Marquis de Bullion was simply cut from the game altogether, but it looks as though Ubisoft was saving him for this Easter Egg.
Players are meant to engage Marquis de Bullion in combat after he appears, though that’s harder than it sounds. Even a fully leveled assassin will have difficulty in the fight, but once Marquis de Bullion is defeated, players are rewarded with a fireworks celebration.
It’s interesting that new content is still being discovered in Assassin’s Creed Unity, a game that’s well over a year old. It also shows that AC Unity is deeper than many gamers may give it credit for, considering it is one of the lowest-rated games in the franchise, and largely looked at as one of the biggest disappointments of 2014.
This newly discovered cake Easter Egg, which may have remained undiscovered if it weren’t for Ubisoft Toronto spilling the beans, makes one wonder about possible Easter Eggs still hiding in other blockbuster games released over the years. It gives one hope that long-rumored Easter Eggs, such as the jetpack in Grand Theft Auto 5, may still be found one day.
What do you think of this cake Easter Egg in Assassin’s Creed Unity? What other long-hidden Easter Eggs can you recall? Drop a comment below and leave us your thoughts.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.