Ubisoft is at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con to promote Assassin’s Creed Unity for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. The games publisher erected an Assassin’s Creed-themed obstacle course that’s somewhat similar to American Ninja Warrior. Naturally, Kacy Catanzaro made an appearance fresh from being the first woman to conquer the difficult course.
The Assassin’s Creed Experience was setup across the street from the San Diego Convention Center where Comic-Con is taking place. It was designed by Tempest Freerunning and Michael ‘Frosti’ Zemow as a parkour obstacle course meant to give attendees a taste of what it is like to be one of the assassin’s in the upcoming game, complete with a 25 foot “Leap of Faith” tower at the end.
Kacy was able to get through the course quickly and called the course “awesome” and was surprised that she became a little winded running through it. You can find Kacy at the 2:42 mark in the video above.
— Kacy Catanzaro (@KacyCatanzaro) July 24, 2014
— Kacy Catanzaro (@KacyCatanzaro) July 25, 2014
The irony in all of this is that Ubisoft has received a massive amount of backlash over the lack of playable female characters in Assassin’s Creed Unity. Attempts to explain it away as an issue of developer resources and priority were met with disdain both from the gaming community as well as other developers.
Even The Last of Us voice actress Ashley Johnson voiced her displeasure with the lack of female representation by exclaiming: “Assassin’s Creed: Unity is a great example of when I saw the game play and saw that [in] their multiplayer you do not have the option to play as a female. I was like, ‘Give me a f**ing break! It’s 2014! How many video games do you have to make to realize maybe have an option to have a female be in there?'”
Meanwhile, Catanzaro’s domination of the American Ninja Warrior course appears to be opening more deals for her. She recently spoke with Entertainment Weekly about her desire to become a Hollywood stunt woman.
“My boyfriend Brent, he’s been a stuntman for like five years. Every time I watch him, I’m like, ‘I would love to do that,’ but it is so hard to get into,” she said before adding “I do hope that some people will notice me and this might get me in that world. I want to do that sometime soon.”
She’s at least attempting to strike while the iron is hot by making appearances at Comic-Con where her new found celebrity can instantly get her on camera in front of others.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is set to be released on worldwide for the PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 28. The game is set during the French Revolution and is the first t feature four-player story co-operative play.
[Image via Ubisoft]