Speculation and rumors on where and when Assassin’s Creed 3 would be taking place has been growing out of control since it was confirmed that the setting would be new, and today we have the strongest evidence yet. Thanks to this newest piece of artwork, it seems that the American Revolution will be the broader historical backdrop, and the newest protagonist may be, in fact, Native American.
Let’s be honest though, it does not exactly matter where Ubisoft decides to take us with Assassin’s Creed 3, loyal fans will most certainly jump on board just to see Desmond’s story coming to a close. While the closing moments of Revelations didn’t leave too many hints as to when or where the third game would be set, the Colonial Americas made it to the top of the rumor charts.
Ubisoft made it clear that early American was one of the ideas being tossed around, but have remained tight-lipped since then. Now an individual claiming to be a Best Buy employee has sent a few promotional images to Kotaku, claiming them to be officially released by the publisher in advance of an announcement.
Take a look at the new potential star of Assassin’s Creed 3:
While we are most likely expected to get some official Assassin’s Creed 3 details soon, we were not expecting something this definitive or this stunning. If this image is, in fact, official – and it is very convincing so far – then it looks like our protagonist will be wielding a sword, bow and arrow, tomahawk, and pistol. While the weaponry and colonial clothing reinforces our suspicions that 18th-Century America would in fact be the setting, the hide leggings, feathers and dark complexion of the character seems to imply that he is, in fact, Native American.
Obviously, the main character would have to be somewhat Italian in order for Ezio’s lineage to continue to Desmond. While an Italian emigrating to the American colonies would require some convincing writing, it would explain the Assassin equipment that the main character seen above is sporting. Either way, a Native American main character already promises much richer development and drama than a simple ‘American.’