Assassin’s Creed 3 Will Revolutionize America

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The video game industry is as sound as a sinking ship, it seems, as every big title gets broken before its official announcement date. We’ve known about the existence of Assassin’s Creed 3 for a long time, but now we’ve got the official image of the new Assassin and a time period.

Assassin’s Creed 3, coming out this fall, will take place during the American Revolution UbiSoft revealed today on the heels of various websites leaking art assets for the upcoming threequel. While our new protagonist doesn’t have a name, the rumor is that he is Native American, a theory that is supported by his chosen weapons of bow and arrows and a tomahawk. The box art shows the Assassin wearing a time-period white military jacket pinning a British soldier to the ground, so we can make a pretty good guess as to what his allegiance will be.

The current release date for Assassin’s Creed 3 is October 30, 2012 with more information about the title coming March 5. What do you guys think of this announcement? Are you down for a new time period? Are you a little pissed that Desmond will spend yet another game spinning his wheels?

Source – Game Informer

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8 thoughts on “Assassin’s Creed 3 Will Revolutionize America”

  1. This does seem like a time period that could seem cool if it is done right. And as other people have said, who isn’t looking forward to climbing those 1 to 2 story buildings?

  2. Ah, that’s the perfect idea! Make Mr. Eagle a Native American! You could stealth up on British patrols, do cool stuff in colonial cities, like Philadelphia. I’m glad Ubisoft is setting AC3 during the American Revolution. That time in history doesn’t get enough love because not many games are well suited to it, but this could really work. I think I might pick up AC3.

  3. This may get me back into the AC series, because apparently a senior team at Ubi that worked on AC2 have been working on this since AC2’s release. Not to mention they’re finally moving to a different setting, and they’re gonna have to shake up the gameplay quite a bit to accommodate the new setting. Now if only they could fix my main problem in the series, the story…

    1. Wow. Suddenly I’m hyped for this game:

      http://imgur.com/a/3NNkQ

      And then these details came out of Game Informer, too:

      – The Assassin’s name is Connor, but has a Native American name too, Ratohnhake:ton (pronounced Ra-doon-ha-gay-doo). Connor’s father is British and his mother is a Native.
      – The main areas of the game are New York, Boston and ‘The Frontier’, which is the big wilderness area we see in these screenshots.
      – The Frontier on its own is 1.5 times bigger than AC: Brotherhood’s entire map, with about a third of the game’s missions taking place there.
      – Towns and the frontier all cycle between summer and winter – In winter, soldiers will be slower and stumble through heavy snow, and lakes will freeze, allowing Connor to traverse to new areas.
      – The game takes place between 1753 and 1783.
      – Hunting is a resource gathering task, with clean kills earning you better resources.
      – Connor has a completely new set of animations, nothing carried over from previous titles
      – The combat system is now more about momentum and offensive attacks rather than turtling up.
      – Counter and Defensive mode are now mapped to the same button to prevent people from staying on the defensive all the time.
      – The new version of the Anvil engine allows for way more characters to appear on screen, so Connor is present in a few big battles during the game’s timeline, with thousands of characters on screen.
      – George Washington plays a big roll, Ben Franklin and Charles Lee also appear.

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