It’s been an exciting week for fans of the Assassin’s Creed series – with numerous Assassin’s Creed 3 details and screenshots leaking out ahead of more official pieces of marketing.
Despite the crazy amounts of leaked information, the trailer is only the official AC3 reveal from Ubisoft themselves. Teased only a few short days ago as a nondescript countdown, we now have our first look at Connor from Assassin’s Creed 3 in motion – of course we’ll still have to wait for a gameplay trailer to see how the installment’s various combat updates actually work in-game.
Check out the first Assassin’s Creed 3 trailer below:
Unsurprisingly, the trailer focuses on the American Revolution time period. Cinematic trailers may not contain actual gameplay, but are designed to rouse players interest (without giving away actual game mechanics). This trailer accomplished that goal. Earlier Assassin’s Creed series trailers focused heavily on “blending” and stealth killing (a major focus in Assassin’s Creed and Assassin’s Creed 2), where as trailers forBrotherhood and Revelations were much more action-oriented – a tonal shift that was representative of the larger set-pieces in those respective games. Considering Assassin’s Creed 3 still features a white hooded assassin, walking amongst men wearing red coats and tricorn hats, it’s somewhat unclear at this point how important “blending” will be this round (when in town) – since Ezio and Altair’s iconic outfits were more time-period appropriate.
That said, if there’s one thing players can count on, as evidenced by the trailer, it’s that Assassin’s Creed 3 will deliver some pretty epic battle sequences.