Much of the rumors of last week have been proven true today about Assassin’s Creed III.
Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratohnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Players become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date. Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier to bustling colonial towns and the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army.
“Assassin’s Creed III features the franchise’s most expansive setting so far, along with an exciting new hero and exponentially more gameplay,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Whether you’re a longtime fan of Assassin’s Creed or if you’re new to the franchise, you’re going to be blown away by the scale and marvel of Assassin’s Creed III.”
I have been a fan of the series and while I will admit to taking a short break from it, I am a little skeptical of how they are going to handle elements from the previous games. A perfect example of this is the “free running” mechanic found in the other titles. Colonial American didn’t have very many tall buildings.
We will see though on October 30, 2012 when teh game is released for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
While the trailer isn’t that graphic, there is a good amount of violence in it. Viewer discretion is advised.