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Assassin’s Creed 3’s Revolutionary Trailer

19:3405/03/2012Posted by Chris MorellNo Comments

Ubisoft revealed a fresh take on their blockbuster franchise today with the debut trailer for Assassins Creed 3, confirming rumours of the colonial time period.

Set in 1777 America, the game features an all-new hero sporting a tomahawk, huntsman bow and arrow, button-down shirt and typical assassin hood. Those questioning how Ubisoft Montreal could make the time period work given the lack of imposing structures have been answered here, with some rather fancy tree-climbing footwork on the part of the new hero. If anything, the trailer reveals that players will be making good use of the Northern wilderness to ambush the enemy.

Although built-up areas have been also been confirmed, this new tundra setting will come as something of a surprise given the series’ history; where veterans Altaiir and Ezio took to the rooftops for quick kills, game play here looks to be more dynamic but no less visceral. The game also promises to end the sweeping tale of Desmond Miles – who has been living out the memories of his ancestors via the Animus – in time to prevent a prophesised 2012 disaster.

This sequel has been in development since the rather special Assassin’s Creed 2, whilst Brotherhood and Revelations were handled by a separate team altogether. The game is set for a worldwide release on October 30 / 31 (UK), less than a year after Ezio Auditore’s story concluded with Revelations.

So does this bold new direction excite you, or were you hoping for something else entirely? Check the trailer and let us know in the comment section below…

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