Rumor: Assassin's Creed III Tackles The American Revolution
Well, this ought to get people talking, right?
Assassin's Creed has allowed players to explore multiple beautiful locations, all in Europe and all historically important in some way. The atmosphere is part of what makes this series so amazing; the immersion offered is almost unparalleled. And we're pretty sure Ubisoft is tackling a new setting and protagonist for Assassin's Creed III; it's time for a change, after all.
There are a ton of possibilities, of course, but has the reality already been leaked? A Best Buy employee emailed Kotaku two images from the retailer's employee news section; one says Ubisoft will unveil the new AC title on March 5 (that's next week), and the other is a piece of promotional art. You see part of it here; click through the link to see the full photo. It's enough to give you goosebumps.
This supports the rumors that the game might take place during the American Revolution, which - if done correctly - could be downright incredible. In the background is a clear picture of the Continental flag, and the assassin is wearing an 18th-century military jacket. There also appears to be some Native American influence. If this is indeed what's going on in ACIII, color us pumped. Seriously.
2/29/2012 8:54:01 PM Ben Dutka