Ubisoft’s released the first trailer for Assassin’s Creed III, showing the new protagonist in his brand new setting.
In addition, new information has arrived for the game, revealing it as the largest project in Ubisoft’s history, with a development cycle of over three years and twice the production capacity of any previous Ubisoft game.
As is known by now, Assassin’s Creed III brings a new hero and a new backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, details of which have been described as below:
Assassin’s Creed III new hero, Ratohnaké:ton, is 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.
It’s also been revealed that the game is being powered by Ubisoft-AnvilNext, a new game engine that the publisher says delivers breakthroughs in visual quality, character models and artificial intelligence.
“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.”
Assassin’s Creed III will be released on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 31. It’s also in development for Wii U.