E3 2012
Games of E3 2012

The Escapist Staff | 8 Jun 2012 20:30
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Assassin's Creed III

Assassin's Creed III sends players to the American Revolution, where, as a young half-english, half- Mohawk man known as Connor Kenway who is drawn into the fight between the colonists and the British. Players can engage in assassination missions in 18th century Boston, sneak and hunt targets through the wilderness of colonial America, command ships in naval battles, and will encounter a variety of historical figures.

Read up on Steve Butts' full preview of Assassin's Creed III here. The game is expected to arrive in October 2012 on Xbox 360, Wii U, PS3 and PC.

Steve Butts: Next, the demo moves to Boston 1773 for some town-based gameplay. Connor's up on the roofs with the old State House on one side and the Long Wharf on the other. The first thing to notice is that it's raining here too. After those endlessly sunny days in Rome and Istanbul, you're finally going to have to cope with the rain, not to mention the rats and birds, and with haywagons that actually move this time. Boston, and the game's other city, New York, offers up loads of small events you can get involved in. In our demo, a lady came up to ask if Connor would help free her husband from the stockades. Not wanting to appear totally insensitive, and perhaps suspecting that saving him might involve killing lots of other folks, Connor agrees.

Doing these types of missions will offer a range of benefits, from giving you a new recruit you can use for group missions ot skilled laborers who can work to repair your homestead on the outside of town. Some grateful folks might even open up their homes of if you're being chased by the guards and need to cut through a house to get to the other side of the block.


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