It has been announced for a while now, but we finally got to have a look at the finished product that the rest of the world will see officially in October 2012. Assassins Creed 3 is definitely set to breathe new life into what has been an immense series of games. The game has been in development now since 2010, so it has taken a while to get right, Ubisoft announced it to the world in March with this cinematic trailer and everyone has been waiting with baited breath ever since.

Set in Colonial America, the AssassinTemplar war has become involved in the American Revolution. As series’ protagonist Desmond Miles, the player controls a young half-English, half-Native American man named Connor Kenway, drawn into the fight against tyranny when his home is attacked by colonists. Over the course of the game, Kenway will encounter historical figures including George WashingtonBenjamin FranklinThomas JeffersonCharles LeeIsrael PutnamPaul RevereGeneral LafayetteJohn PitcairnWilliam PrescottKing George IIISamuel Adams and Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. The story will span 30 years of Connor’s life, from 1753 to 1783. Boston and New York will be cities that can be explored,[16] as well as the American Colonial Frontier, spanning forest, cliffs, rivers, Connor’s Mohawk village, and the settlements of LexingtonConcord and Charlestown. It will be open for the player to take part in hunting activities, and approximately one third of the story will take place in the Frontier.[17] The entire Eastern seaboard will also be explorable via Connor captaining a ship.

The game play thankfully hasn’t been messed around with, although there are some cool new moves added to go along with the new surroundings, of course Ubisoft cite their new engine in the background allowing for the extended capabilities, we don’t really care (well we do, but not so much), we just love the idea that we can lynch people as well as stab, shoot, impale, and batter them senseless. We tried it on an Xbox 360, the graphics, whilst slightly degraded in comparison to the PC, are absolutely brilliant and the, as always, slick cut scenes mid action are beautiful to watch, edging you on to become a better assassin just so you can see more of them.

The console release is set for October 30th, 2012 with the PC release being slightly delayed and being released at the end of November. We’re console nuts here and don’t really care for the PC version anyway. As it currently stands you can pre-order or wait until the actual release and grab yourself the Limited Edition version for slightly more moolah, weigh it up against how much of an AC nut you are (we are probably getting both).

– Charlie

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