On the photo you can see an Assassin holding a tomahawk, arrows and a pistol. The American flag with 13 stars that was used during revolutionary war is waving above him. The thirteen flags represent thirteen British colonies in the new world that fought for their independency of the British Empire. The question is on which side will stand our hero Assassin. In pop culture the American revolutionary are traditionally the good guys, but in Assassin’s Creed the Founding Fathers of the United States became stigmatised as Templar’s. Is our protagonist Indian or a Brit? Ubisoft will soon release more information on that matter. In a nutshell, Assassin’s Creed 3 takes place in the 18th century during the American Revolution. The character you play is named Ratohnhakéton (Ra-doon-ha-gay-doon). Under the name Connor Kenway he goes to battle and he participates in an ancient fight between the Assassins and the Templar’s. Armed with two powerful and loud pistols, the classical hidden dagger and an Indian Tomahawk for close-combat.
Exploration will be based around a large countryside area known as the Frontier, which is one and a half times larger than Rome in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and not as empty as the Kingdom in Assassin's Creed, as one third of the quests and game play content are in the Frontier. The cities of Boston and New York may also be explored, and will have new details and ambiance. Since there is going to be a lot more travel in the game, fast travel is making a return, but there is now a whole new system of unlocking it, which is integrated into the natural game progress. More varied methods of movement have been added as well, including climbing trees and other natural elements, leaping over wagons, or sliding under obstacles. Other free running elements also have you jumping through windows, to trees, then onto rooftops. Players can dual wield weapons, while fighting and stealth have been completely overhauled with new features, such as "double-counters," "multiple take-downs," and chain kills. Context sensitive actions, such as using enemies as human shields, will be included. The target locking system has been removed, and replaced by automated enemy selection, effectively changing the combat dynamics. The combat system has been greatly improved, as there are thousands of new animations, none of which are carried over from previous instalments. Simple defence and counter-attacks become more difficult, and combat is now focused on putting the player on the offensive, with attacks based on both speed and momentum.
Ubisoft recently announced that Assassin’s Creed 3 is already on its way to break pre-order records in the history of Ubisoft North America. In the last three weeks Assassin’s Creed 3 has been available for pre-order and already made history around this fact. In comparison to its predecessors, Assassin’s Creed 3 already has more than ten times more pre-orders in the United States. Globally, the game will most definitely break multiple sale records.
Work on Assassin's Creed III began almost immediately after the release of Assassin's Creed II (2009) by a senior team of Ubisoft developers. When Ubisoft first revealed Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood in 2010, as new details came to light, there was some confusion within the gaming community as to whether this would be Assassin's Creed III. According to the developers Brotherhood was not Assassin's Creed III, and that the third instalment will not star a "pre-existing character". Ubisoft Montreal's developers stated in their interviews that Assassin's Creed III will be released eventually. Jean-François Boivin of Ubisoft also stated that each numbered title in the series will introduce a new lead character and a new setting. Patrice Désilets, former series' creative director, said that the series has always been planned as a trilogy. He also commented on the story of Assassin's Creed III, saying that it will focus on Assassins' quest to prevent the end of the world in 2012, and their race against time to find temples and Apples of Eden built by "Those Who Came Before". Desmond will be searching for clues as to the locations of these temples, by exploring memories of one (or more) of his other ancestors.
Naturally everybody has his own preferences, but we think and i think we all agree on the fact that shooters and RTS-games in general are somewhat precise and smoother when played on PC. But what about a game like Assassin’s Creed 3? They work much better on a console, Ubisoft said.
Alex Hutchinson recently proclaimed that it’s better to play the game with a controller. The game was made to play with a controller and Ubisoft does not put much effort in the classic PC controlling with mouse and keyboard. "We love PC, but I think it'll be PC with a controller. I don't see us investing hugely in a mouse and keyboard setup. I think if you want to play on PC and you want to play Assassin's Creed, you have a controller." Ubisoft assumes that when you play Assassin’s Creed 3 on PC, that you do it with a controller. The prices for PC controllers vary on the account of quality, but for a PC version of the Xbox 360 controller you almost pay as much as the game itself. But perhaps the developers have a valid point. Isn’t it just better to play Assassin’s Creed with a controller? And what do you think of race games or games like FIFA? Out of self awareness and because of the smoothness of the controls, games like Assassin’s Creed automatically fall in that category. No?
There will not only be a standard version of the game. Next to the basic version there are three special editions available. First one is ‘Freedom Edition’. With this edition you will receive a Connor Kenway figurine, a steel case and a George Washington notebook. As bonus content you will receive two extra missions and a multiplayer pack. With the ‘Special Edition’ you will get an exclusive packing and a unique single-player mission. Last but not least there is the ‘Join Or Die edition’. In this edition you also receive a multiplayer pack and a single-player mission as well. Included you will also find a medallion and a George Washington notebook. Below you will find the exact details on the Special Editions that are also available for pre-order. Retail editions:
The contents of the Freedom Edition. On March 26, 2012, Ubisoft announced three collectors editions of Assassin's Creed III, The Freedom, Join Or Die and Special editions, exclusive to EMEA countries and Australia.
- The Freedom Edition features a retail copy of the game in a steelbook case with cover art drawn by award-winning comic artist Alex Ross, a collector box, George Washington's Notebook, a 24-cm high-quality figurine of the protagonist Connor and an exclusive lithograph. In-game content included is two exclusive single player missions (Ghost of War & Lost Mayan Ruins) and an additional multiplayer character (Sharpshooter).
- The Join Or Die Edition features a retail copy of the game, a collector box, Connor's medallion (The medallion of the Assassins with its high-quality curd ladle), George Washington's Notebook. In-game content included is one exclusive single player mission (Ghost of War) and an additional multiplayer character (Sharpshooter).
- The Special Edition features a retail copy of the game and special packaging. In-game content included is one exclusive single player mission (A Dangerous Secret).
Assassin's Creed III will be available on October 31, 2012 for Playstation 3, XBOX 360 and PC. Assassin’s Creed 3 is also developing the game for Nintendo’s Wii U
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