And just like that, Ubisoft officially reveals Assassin’s Creed III. The existence of the game was sorta leaked out last week thanks to retailer listings and box art, but the company has made it totally official.
Assassin’s Creeed III is coming and it’s taking us to a totally different setting and period of time, and it’s an interesting one… the American Revolutionary War set in the late 18th century. The new character is Ratohnhak?:ton, a Native American and English assassin.
Seven Ubisoft studios are working on the game with Ubisoft Montreal leading up the development.
Check out the first screens, art, trailer and announcement.
Assassin’s Creeed III screens/art:
Assassin’s Creeed III reveal trailer:
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Assassin?s Creed III is scheduled for a October 30th, 2012 release for the Xbox 360, PC and PS3, and it has also been confirmed that a Wii U version is in development.
For a limited time, those who pre-order the game will get a SteelBook case with art by Alex Ross.
More about Assassin?s Creed III.
Assassin?s Creed III will hit store shelves on October 30, 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, Ratohnhak?: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.?
Additional Assassin?s Creed III details can be found in an exclusive cover feature in Game Informer Magazine?s April issue.
Gamers who pre-order Assassin?s Creed III at GameStop, Amazon.com or Best Buy will receive a Limited Edition collectible case featuring artwork created by award-winning comic book artist Alex Ross.
Assassin?s Creed III also can be pre-ordered at UBIShop by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/assassinscreed3
New artwork from Assassin?s Creed III also will be featured in Assassin?s Creed Recollection, the real-time board game for the iPad.
For more information on Assassin?s Creed, please visit the Assassin?s Creed Official Website (www.assassinscreed.com) and facebook.com/assassinscreed.