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Assassin’s Creed III Shatters Ubisoft Pre-Order Records

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Posted on October 25, 2012 AT 01:21pm

While unsurprising, it’s now official: Ubisoft has released details on how Assassin’s Creed III has become the company’s most pre-ordered game in history.

The publisher has announced that pre-order for Assassin’s Creed III are more than double the numbers last year’s Assassin’s Creed Revelations were seeing. Revelations itself, by the way, was Ubisoft’s most pre-ordered game ever up until ACIII, so that certainly tells you something about the growing popularity of the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

“Assassin’s Creed 3 is one of the most anticipated games of the year and this impressive pre-order mark is just a hint of the game’s potential,” senior vice president of sales & marketing Tony Key said in Ubisoft’s announcement. “When players discover the new features, historical period, characters and gaming experience that the development team has worked so hard to create, we’re confident that they will agree that this is the biggest, best Assassin’s Creed game yet.”

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Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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