The game is set to release October 30 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Based on previous iterations expect the PC version to arrive later than consoles.
Assassin’s Creed III will be powered by Ubisoft’s new AnvilNext game engine. Details of the new engine and Assassin’s Creed III can be found below:
Assassin’s Creed III is powered by Ubisoft-AnvilNext, a revolutionary new game engine that delivers breakthroughs in visual quality, character models and artificial intelligence. Assassin’s Creed III will feature a ground-breaking level of stunning graphics that bring Colonial America to life.
Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratohnaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars.
Players become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date. Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier to bustling colonial towns and the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army.
“Assassin’s Creed III features the franchise’s most expansive setting so far, along with an exciting new hero and exponentially more gameplay,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Whether you’re a longtime fan of Assassin’s Creed or if you’re new to the franchise, you’re going to be blown away by the scale and marvel of Assassin’s Creed III.”
EGM’s TAKE: Well, if you weren’t excited for the game before you certainly will be after watching this trailer. It appears that trees will be the main characters primary mode of transport, considering there aren’t many rooftops on the battlefield. Tomahawks are our assassin’s weapon of choice, which seem to be just as quiet and deadly as any hidden blade. Look you don’t want to be reading all this when there’s an epic trailer to watch right? One last thing, look at that snow!