Are you familiar with the details of the American Revolutionary War? How about the specifics of the Battle of Bunker’s Hill? And John Trumbull’s painting of the Death of General Warren? Then Ubisoft, developers of Assassin’s Creed 3, want you… to go pixel hunting in their Hacked History webgame.
Hacked History presents to you a fuzzy, zoomable image of the painting The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker’s Hill to which ‘there is more than meets the eye’, we are coyly informed. By identifying what doesn’t fit, a player unlocks a small square of pixels on a second image which likely reveals something of the sci-fi meta-plot of the series.
Bunker’s Hill is the first of three paintings, and each one unlocks 1/3 of the prize. The remaining two puzzles will be opened up on Sunday and Wednesday. Yes, there’s not much to it and it is just gathering attention for what amounts to a screenshot release but it is a diversion for a few minutes.
Assassin’s Creed 3 is being released on Xbox 360 and PS3 on Oct 30th in North American and the 31st everywhere else; on PC the release dates are November 20th and 23rd respectively and on Wii U on November 18th and 30th. Which is all unnecessarily complicated, surely. Perhaps it’s a Templar plot.