VIDEO GAMES: Prepare for Assassin's Creed 3

VIDEO GAMES: Prepare for Assassin's Creed 3

Out of the blue, tons of details have been leaked on the next official AC title. It's bigger, badder, and

Gamers, it's time to meet your newest Assassin. No, it's not Desmond, whom is technically the main character. What are you expecting? Well, hold your imagination there kiddo, because this one's a doozy. This time, Assassin's Creed will take place in none other than the American Revolution. This is the official box art.

I chose to post the Xbox version because I prefer Xbox. The game also comes out on PS3 and PC, and obviously to expand the game's fanbase. Anyway, we now have a bunch of details about the game. You can read them straight from the horse's mouth:

-New hero called Connor/Ratohnhake:ton (pronounced Ra-doon-ha-gay-doo). He has an English father and Native American mother.
-A new traversal approach that has players leaping and climbing trees and mountain cliffs.
-Combat is focused on putting you on the offensive and based on speed/momentum. The main character has thousands of new and unique animations (no carry over from other titles) to support the new combat system. There’s no more target locking, it just automatically detects your target. Counter/defense are the same button to prevent turtling.
-Connor is in the heart of major battles, and they can now have a couple thousand guys on screen, whereas before it was capped at about 100.
-There will be all sorts of wilderness in the game referred to as the Frontier. The map of the Frontier is 1.5 times bigger than the entire map of Brotherhood.
-The world changes as time passes, so a field where a battle happened in one year may just be a series of empty encampments a few months later. The entire world will change with seasons, so the cities and the wilderness will all exist in both Summer and Winter settings.
-You can now leap over wagons or slide under obstacles, including navigating over and around moving objects. The free running stuff also has you jumping through windows to trees and then on top of church roofs.
-This game has the longest development cycle since AC1, and has twice the production capacity (in terms of work hours) and budget of Revelations.

That information will actually be in the next issue of Game Informer. So what do you think? American Revolution...good, or bad? Personally, I've been wanting this since the second game came out. I always imagined that America would be a pretty cool place for an Assassin. Some questions do arise though. What about guns? Guns are obviously a big part in American history. Are we moving closer and closer to modern day, or not?

The game is supposed to come out on October 30th, 2012. As we all know, that could change. Stay tuned!
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