Ubisoft Ignites the American Revolution with Assassin’s Creed III
Assassin’s Creed III will hit store shelves on October 31, 2012, encouraging gamers to experience the American Revolutionary War not written about in history books. The largest project in Ubisoft’s history also introduces a new hero for the ages.
With a development cycle of over three years and twice the production capacity of any previous Ubisoft game, Assassin’s Creed III is set to release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Windows PC and is also in development for Wii U from Nintendo. Assassin’s Creed III is developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with six other Ubisoft studios.
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 is powered by Ubisoft-AnvilNext, a revolutionary new game engine that delivers breakthroughs in visual quality, character models and artificial intelligence. Assassin’s Creed III will feature a ground-breaking level of stunning graphics that bring Colonial America to life.
“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.”
Now this is exciting. I'm not from the States but the historical setting is an excellent choice and I'm looking forward to the new environments. I wonder though, I love how you'll be hopping around in threes but will they be able to make a believable forest or make it look like a well made parkour nature environment.
...too soon for another one. I still need to play Brotherhood, let alone Revelations! Ubisoft should let us miss the series for a year or two. It makes the heart grow fonder.
I wholeheartedly agree.
Additionally, I feel that the hood isn't nearly as cool or central to the series as they seem to think it is. I'd much rather be able to change armor/uniforms and look the part as a US revolution era assassin.
Maybe if Ubisoft wasn't such a bunch of fucking assholes the community could fix it with modding, but here we are.
I wouldn't care so much about a yearly release as long as all the games were as different as this one looks. Considering I wrap these games up in like 3 or 4 days, a year is a long enough time to wait.
Originally Posted by LoTECH
Yo, Fuck this noise!
Originally Posted by presage
I'd like to go see PETA throw blood all over some native American's for wearing animal fur.
Yup and I would guess UBI just let slip the timeframe of he WiiU release date
So far confirmed THQ and UBI support for wii-u. Its probably safe to say that capcom, activ and EA are on board too. No word on bethesda, take2. It looks like the console will have better 3rd party support than prior nintendo consoles.
AC3 rumored to have 4 player coop! Hopefully campaign coop and not specially designed coop levels.