Assassin’s Creed 3: Leaping Into the American Revolution

Assassin’s Creed 3: Leaping Into the American Revolution

Assassin’s Creed 3 is not set in Desmond’s bathroom where he sees little pink gremlins as a result of too much time in the Animus. 

Assassin’s Creed 3 will instead be set during the American Revolution, a time period that spanned the late 1700’s and was full of much tomahawking and shooting people in the face.   It will also star a brand new protagonist (another one of Desmond’s ancestors, most likely) as Ubisoft has already confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Revelations offered closure to the stories of former protagonists Ezio Auditore and Altair.

Here’s the game’s box art:

Assassin's Creed 3

Die American, Mmkay.

Hardly anyone can fail to notice the painfully obvious references to the American Revolution. Whether it be the pistols, the American flag flying in the background, the tomahawk or even the sight of what appears to be a native Indian, this image is full of American Revolutiony goodness. Also interesting is the main character’s Assassin outfit, which  appears to be much more modern than those worn by Ezio and Altair.

You have to wonder though, how will an Assassin’s Creed play out within the American Revolution? Traditionally the series has been confined mainly to large cities where you could partake in parkour whenever you wanted, but will Assassin’s Creed 3 instead cast you as an Assassin out in the Great Plains, where things to climb are sparse to say the least?

Game Informer has some details about the game, saying:

“Set in the latter half of the 18th century, we’ll see the war between the Templars and the Assassins escalate as it crosses over to the New World of America, and witness firsthand the events of the American Revolution.”

“Ever since the conclusion of Assassin’s Creed II, a senior team of Ubisoft developers has been secretly toiling away on what comes next. That team aimed high, with plans to examine and rethink every element of the franchise from the ground up, build something new, and take a full three year development cycle to do it.”

It’s good to know that even though Assassin’s Creed 3 will technically be another annual release, the actual game development has been undertaken for 3 years. Also exciting is the promise of new mechanics, as the series was rapidly becoming bogged down with that age old curse of being too ‘samey’ for its own good.

Assassin’s Creed 3 has already been confirmed for a October 30th release date, so pencil that one into your diaries.

Until then, enjoy the first official images of the game which showcase forested areas, towns, icy cliffs and even *gasp* a bow and arrow.

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