VIDEO: Assassin's Creed III announcement trailer confirms historic US setting

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Ubisoft have finally lifted the lid on Assassin’s Creed III with the game’s first trailer, confirming the historic US setting teased by leaked box images of the game.

However, rather than focussing on the Civil War era, the game actually jumps back a couple of generations to 1777, around the time of the American Revolutionary War in which the States were battling for independence away from Britain.

Though many questions are left unanswered by the trailer (embedded above), the Northeastern woods of Mohawk Valley again point towards a native American lead character.

Also, while many feared that a move to the remote wilds of a growing United States would detract from the rooftop parkour the series has as its trademark, the trailer more or less sets those fears to rest. We may not be climbing all that many towers and churches any more, but the branches of towering forests will prove an even more varied playground for our stealthy kills.

Hit the video above to give the trailer a look.


A few more details have trickled in from Ubisoft! Our hero is the half-English, half native-American Ratohnaké:ton, which we have absolutely no idea how to pronounce.

“Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars,” explains Ubisoft.

“Players become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylised 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.”

Release date for the game is set for 31st October, landing on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. A Wii U version is also in the works.

Gerald Lynch
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