Killer Assassin’s Creed III details

(image from Wikipedia)

Details about Assassin’s Creed III have been popping out of the shadows constantly the past few days. To make it easy to keep up on the info about game I’ve put all the information that I know of in one helpful little article for you. So plug yourself into the Animus and learn a little about the future of Ubisoft’s biggest title.

(The following information is based off of a Game Informer exclusive from their brand new April edition and ign.com.)

The Setting

America in 1777. The colonies are gripped in the Revolutionary War with the English. The latest assassin seems to have sided with the American rebels.

The Protagonists

Assassin’s Creed III features a brand new assassin named Conner. Conner has an English father and a Native American mother. Conner was raised among his mother’s Mohawk tribe. Conner is in the same assassin order as previous protagonists, but it has not yet been explained how they came to be present in the Americas.

Desmond will be returning as the protagonist during present day. Desmond is no longer in a coma and will experience the memories of Conner through the Animus 3.0. (Those other two are so outdated.)

Secondary Characters (also known as “Cool Dudes from History”)

During Conner’s dirty deeds he will run into famous figures such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Charles Lee. Washington is said to be an important part of the story, while Franklin will play a role in designing new gadgets for Conner. I will be very surprised if this game doesn’t inspire the next generation of American historians.

Pictured: Benjamin Franklin just before he invented the electric assassin blade.

The World

The new game world takes place in the American frontier between New York and Boston. Locations that can be explored include Lexington, Concord, and Conner’s Mohawk hometown. The game world of Assassin’s Creed III is touted to be 1.5 times the size of  Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood. The game world looks to have a large amount of tree platforming in wooded areas. Both parkour enthusiasts and arborists agree that this is awesome. The world will feature weather effects for both summer and winter.

Gameplay

  • Platforming on trees and buildings will be possible.
  • Animals can be hunted and skinned.
  • Animal skins can be sold for money.
  • Money, in turn, can be used to buy weapons and property like in previous Assassin’s Creed titles.
  • Quests will be initiated by joining clubs. So far, at least a hunting club has been confirmed.
  • Thankfully, no tower defense elements like those in Assassin’s Creed Revelations will be appearing.
  • Multiplayer has not yet been confirmed.
The Tech
Previous Assassin’s Creed titles had the technology to run with 100 npcs on the screen at once; Ubisoft’s updated Anvil tech engine will allow for over 1,000 characters to be on screen at once. The tech and trailers indicate that some large scale battles will be occurring in the game.
Quick! Kill the guy in the red!

Quick! Stealth kill the guy in the red! (image from dipity.com)

The Promise

A March 5 Ubisoft press release stated Assassin’s Creed III is “the largest project in Ubisoft’s history” with a development time of  “over three years and twice the production capacity of any previous Ubisoft game.”

The Awesome Trailer

The Happy Gamers / Release Date

Assassin’s Creed III is releasing for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 on October 30. The game has also been announced for Wii U, but a release date has not yet been given. It will likely be a Wii U launch title this holiday season.

Your Rants

How excited are you for Assassin’s Creed 3? If you have any nearly major system you can play the title. Are you planning on buying the game? Rant away!

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