Assassin’s Creed 3 Debut Trailer

Assassin’s Creed 3 Debut Trailer

We all knew the basics of Assassin’s Creed 3 last week, but with this debut trailer we now have some action of the game that is going to be set in 18th Century North America. Assassin’s Creed 3 will put you in the boots of Ratohnaké:ton, an assassin of Native American and English heritage who goes by the easier to pronounce name of Connor.

The fifth main release in the series is going to use the all new Ubisoft-AnvilNext game engine and has twice the production values of any other Ubisoft title.

The game is locked in for release on the 31st of October this year for release on PC, 360 and PS3. A WiiU version is also in development.

Who is keen on the American setting, was I alone in wanting to see it take place in industrial revolution era London? Regardless of what I wanted, this is looking good from the debut trailer, and mention of an all new game engine is always welcome. I’ve been playing Revelations and it is noticeable now that the current engine is wearing itself thin. Ubisoft also claim a development cycle of over three years which makes me smile, this isn’t a quick job like Brotherhood and Revelations can be claimed to be.

The WiiU release sounds promising, of course we need to wait to find out more about Nintendo’s console, but with a big hit like Assassin’s Creed coming to it, it has a bit more depth to the game range than the usual glut of Mario and Zelda offerings.

4 thoughts on “Assassin’s Creed 3 Debut Trailer

  1. No, Chris, you’re far from alone. I’ve been ranting joyfully about the immense potential of a Victorian English ‘Creed ever since the first game… Smoke-belching chimney-pots on the rooves, so much rich history, so much devious technology. So much murder, so many monsters, such epic potential. They’d just better not wear white.

    1. It would work so well, and be a drastic visual change from what has gone before. I know that AC3 is going to be a fairly big visual change, what with all the snow, but a darker Victorian London would be great. Darker in both story and visual appearance.

      I wouldn’t put it past Ubi doing that era though, I get the feeling they don’t want to bring the series into the modern era just yet.

    2. The Victorian London setting has been championed by a few people, but that just sounds to me like Thief without all that made Thief’s world interesting. I was hoping for the French Revolution personally, since that was rather more clearly about the kind of political shenanigans and general blood-thirstiness that has defined an AC game up to now. But I’ll take this, definitely.

      This setting seems the most logical considering Desmond’s personal story is coming to a close, and the signs are good that they’re going to ditch the utterly awful plate-spinning Assassin Brotherhood menu games. The only danger I foresee is that we get yet another (non-American) game with a little too much jingoistic hoo-rah for its own good.

  2. Finally AC3! And I know there’s not any real gameplay footage in the trailer but it’s good to see things looking a bit different. Had Revalations sitting on my shelf still in the cellophane for some time now and after 4 games of virtually the same gameplay and visuals I was really starting to get tired of it all. Hopefully with the new engine and the real third game of the series (none of this in between story rubbish) I can finally get excited for AC again.

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