ac3 cover Ubisoft confirms Assassins Creed III setting in American Revolution

Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin's Creed III, the highly anticipated sequel in its assassin adventure, will be set at the time of the American Revolution.

Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin's Creed III, the highly anticipated sequel in its assassin adventure, will be set at the time of the American Revolution.

 
Leaked artwork showed the main character of the upcoming game weilding an axe and a pistol, with an American flag in the background, suggesting that the setting would in the second half of the 18th Century in the New World, with the protagonist potentially being a Native American.
 
The time period is the logical next step to that of the previous two titles, which were set in the late 12th Century and late 15th Century respectively. The American Revolution gives plenty of material for the game designers to work with and should give players a unique experience at this important time in history.
 
ac3 cover Ubisoft confirms Assassins Creed III setting in American Revolution
 
Ubisoft revealed that the leaked images were real and Game Informer has published several new ones, giving us a tantalising first look at Assassin's Creed III. The new images show the main character with what appears to be a tomahawk, as well as a bow and quiver on his back.
 
The game studio has spent the past three years working on what it is promising to be the “biggest instalment” of the Assassins versus Knights Templars story, with a complete rethinking of every element of the franchise.
 
Although some players considered the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood game to be the third installation, it is technically a spin-off from Assassin's Creed II, continuing the story of the game's protagonist. Ubisoft has promised that Assassin's Creed III's main character will be completely new, which looks to be the case from the artwork we have seen.
 
Ubisoft has promised more details about the game on Monday, 5 March. The game will be released on 30 October of this year.
 
ac3 Ubisoft confirms Assassins Creed III setting in American Revolution
 
Source: CVG