It’s perhaps the biggest announcement the gaming industry has seen this year – and it turns out we already knew it yesterday.
Assassin’s Creed III has been in development for over three years and it is finally time to leave the rooftops of Renaissance Italy, abandon the confines of Constantinople, and dive straight into the thunderous turmoil of the American Revolution.
The game will be on the cover of the upcoming April edition of Game Informer magazine (which also claims to include more details on the protagonist, storyline, and a look of Assassin’s Creed III). One of the art renderings featured is an exact match for the previously leaked portrait of a menacing assassin in what we assume to be Native American garb.
It is no secret that fans of Assassin’s Creed have been craving for a new and improved overhaul from developer Ubisoft after three staight years of tracing Ezio Auditore’s footsteps across Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. Assassin’s Creed III is the beneficiary of that three year span, during which a senior team of Ubisoft developers have been covertly working on surpassing any and all of the game’s expectations.
We still don’t know who the protagonist is – or what his relationship is with Desmond and the Assassin Order – but no doubt, the game will tie in the intrigue involving all factions of the fiction. The specific cast of Assassin’s Creed III hasn’t been announced either, but the rear portion of the cover also provides a strong hint at General George Washington making an appearance.
The image on the magazine cover is exactly as we dissected from the leak yesterday. Our assassin is strapped with a small arsenal of weapons, including a tomahawk, bow and arrow, a sword, and a flintlock pistol. How Ubisoft designs the combat around these, and likely more tools, will be a key addition to look out for.
In similar Assassin’s Creed III news, Ubisoft has promised that their official announcement of “all the details” for the game will arrive on Monday, March 5th. In the meantime, they provided MCV with the official box art that we’ll see when Assassin’s Creed III releases on October 30.