Assassin's Creed III

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xXxJessicaxXx:
Wat. Didn't Revelations come out in like November?

I'm hoping that the same guys weren't working on both games lol.

your hopes are correct, basicly after AC2 the team gave the job to another team to make Brotherhood and Revelations to keep the interest in the AC franchise high while the original team could work on AC 3 since day one after 2 was released.

I'm very impressed with Ubisoft's ability to deliver an interesting single-player experience (and a pretty damn fun multiplayer) on an annual basis. Take hints, Activision.

Elochai_IV:

TheCaptain:
By the way, we still have to see the fella use a hidden blade, don't we?

If my sources are correct, there will be no hidden blade. Instead, he'll be using the axe we saw in the trailer, and on much of the box-art.

... I sincerely hope my sources are wrong though... I like the hidden blade...
Don't get me wrong, I'd love the axe too. But maybe, it should replace a dagger? I dunno...

I'm sure I read otherwise, and I doubt they'd remove the hidden blade from the game entirely; it isn't AC without it.

i am not sure how all the countryside field stuff that I guess they will have to put in for the location will work but after 4 games of falling of roofs I am up for something new.

xXxJessicaxXx:
Wat. Didn't Revelations come out in like November?

I'm hoping that the same guys weren't working on both games lol.

By the time it is released, ACIII will have been in development for 2 1/2 years, according to Ubisoft, the longest development cycle for an AC game since the series' original installment.

http://kotaku.com/5896386/50-things-about-assassins-creed-iii-that-you-should-know

what i heard was the teams for brother hood and revelations were separate from the teams from Ac1 and Ac2 and that the Ac2 team has been working on Ac3, so basically the last 2 games were just to make the 1 year selling point but this next game is "THE BIG ONE" to BH/R's more "filler" like feel.

God, please let there be no tower defense.

subtlefuge:
I can't help but think that the French Revolution/Napoleonic period would be far more fitting for the game. Not that this won't work, it's just nothing like the other games.

As a sidenote, if the Old North Church is not a viewpoint, someone needs to lose their job.

Old north church is gonna be featured. Check this screenie of Boston and look left :) http://cdn.gamerant.com/wp-content/uploads/Assassins-Creed-3-Boston-Winter-570x320.jpg

It does seem weird that Ubisoft is proclaiming that Connor is going to be entirely neutral in the war, and yet every single promotional photo, even the trailer, is pretty much colonist-propaganda, with only redcoats being killed and the inspirational speech by George Washington. It is most likely that his Mohawk village was razed by colonists seeking new land - that's why most Native Americans sided with the British.

It is telling that the UK version of the trailer on Youtube has this description:

"After more than 20 years of conflict, the 13 American colonies and the British Crown are on the brink of all out war. Battle lines are drawn. Bloodshed is inevitable. Out of the embers of his burning village, a new assassin will rise. Born of Mohawk and British blood, his fight for freedom and justice will be forged in the flames of revolution." ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVUMPrv8oRw

The US version has this description: "The American Colonies, 1775. As a Native American warrior fights to protect his land and his people, he will ignite the flames of a young nation's revolution." ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSa0Xg-YadY

You know, I have the first game and have yet to start it. Nor have I played the second. But either way, fighting as an assassin against British redcoats is not a concept that appeals to me so honestly my interest in this series might die before it even has a chance to be planted.

Definitely seems interesting.

My family can trace our ancestry back to the earliest English Colonies here in America.

It'll be an interesting game, I'll give you that. He's a native and big on "Freedom and Liberty", however the same nation he's fighting for, with all it's talk of freedom and liberty, still is expansionist and not on good terms with the natives along the border. While the "tyrannical" British government at least offers the natives some form of protection.

Plus it would be awesome if it turns out your character was at Lexington and Concord and was the one that fired "the shot heard 'round the world".

I just hope both sides are portrayed more neutrally. While people like George Washington were pretty much unashamedly good, there still were some seriously violent and crazy people supporting the separatists, and while the "Loyalists" could be corrupt or tyrannical, there still were a few who honestly didn't want to break away from their "home country".

I just hope next they do the American Civil War. Can you imagine how it would've turned out with highly advanced alien technology involved?

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...Awesome...

One of the reasons I was most excited about this was the potential to get to run around my beloved hometown of Philly. So...where precisely are you going to run into Benjamin Franklin? He moved from Boston to Philly in 1723, which is way before the game was set, no? At least it's featured, even if we don't get to play in it.

Alright this has my interest, but i even heard they are adding a crouch function so hopefully, that can make better stealth. But are they revamping the combat system because they should.

Purple Dragon:
On the note of interacting with Washington, Lee, etc.. I'm a bit worried, Ubisoft could be tempted into going all Brits=evil on us, and ignore some facts like southern states joined on the promise slavey would not be looked at or that most of the native americans involved sided with the british

I don't know... In the right context that could be pretty interesting. Contrasting the huge anti-Brit sentiment in Boston at the time with neutral or amicable sentiment of the southern colonies would make for some good drama. Not to mention all the Freemason conspiracies characterized in Revolution-Era America is absolutely perfect for the Templars. And I'm really looking forward to having a Native-American hero, from a culture that got dragged into war.

But I am American, so I'm biased. Yea! I get to have fun with my own history!

*sigh* the radiant (well, not really, assassin and all that) American hero fights the wicked European army again, so many games use this plot (Call of Duty, Killzone, Battlefield BC2), at least AC3 doesn't have as many guns as call of duty... wait, Connor gets dual hidden pistols?

*leaves the premises*

OT: Not really into the story of this one. Its like having a drunk Polish teacher teaching American history. F-. But I'm really interested in the changes they'll make to the combat and stealth, might wait for reviews.

subtlefuge:
I can't help but think that the French Revolution/Napoleonic period would be far more fitting for the game. Not that this won't work, it's just nothing like the other games.

As a sidenote, if the Old North Church is not a viewpoint, someone needs to lose their job.

the french revolution would have been perfect with its very very farr lasting consiquences
danton and robespierre among others would have made awesome characters and well i wanted to fight napoleon

cant complain though it wil be what it will be and it will probably be awesome. im just bitter because i get so much revolutionary anti british american propaganda up here in good old canuckistan

I am a Ac fan and I have played all the games, I like what Ubisoft are doing to make the game better and feel a new game, we don't want people trying to call it AC 2.95 again. I don't get that to be honest what's wrong with Brotherhood feeling like AC 2.5, AC2 was a good game and Brotherhood improved it in every way the story was not as solid but it was necessary filler, and it did give at least a 10-12 hour game without side quests, and multi-player was not bad. I'm not going all fan boy I'm just saying it's nice for Ubisoft to take inspiration from key components from other games :D.

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