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Assassin's Creed III Shaping Up To Be Immensely Popular

It's guaranteed to be one of the biggest games of 2012 and ever since being unveiled, Assassin's Creed III has been a hot topic of conversation.

That's the reason why the game is breaking pre-order records. According to Ubisoft's early numbers, in the three weeks since the pre-order campaign started, ACIII has already exceeded the total number of US pre-orders for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. As for the recent Revelations, ACIII has already taken in three times the number of pre-orders in that same three-week time frame.

By the way, if you are one of the many who put your deposit on this promising game, you'll grab a special steelbook package featuring art by Alex Ross. Ubisoft predicts that by the time E3 comes up in June, ACIII will have dispatched Revelations as the most pre-ordered game in the publisher's history (again, we're only referring to the US). Lastly, Ubisoft senior vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key said the game in question "would enjoy the biggest marketing commitment in company history." Yep, expect a very big push...

Assassin's Creed III is slated to hit on October 30.

Tags: assassins creed iii, assassins creed 3, aciii, ubisoft, aciii preorders

3/29/2012 8:22:52 PM John Shepard

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 9:30:12 PM

I think the folks who said they aren't interested in the American setting are slowly starting to accept it in light of the gameplay details coming out. I have no doubt the game will be huge, but I hope fans don't have to put up with 2 more yearly expansions before ACIV.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 10:20:19 AM

You've just described me pretty well, there. I'm also drawn in by the story of Connor, though, with his lineage. I also like the idea of the greater war in the shadows between the assassins and templars beyond the Americans and British. Especially since templars can be found on both sides.

That adds a level of depth I can appreciate.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 9:33:36 PM

Im excited for ACIII of course its one of my favorite series. I look forward to Conner's story and hopefully Desmond's story will come to a close.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 9:55:17 PM

So many people are stepping into the series blindly, without experiencing the past Assassin's Creed titles. That, honestly, strikes a nerve on me, especially since AC is a story driven game.

It's sort of like watching a really good movie, only for a bunch of new and disruptive people to enter the theater at the movies plot twist.
I normally don't have a problem with these new guys, but they should have bought a ticket beforehand. Not halfway in.

Then again, that's just the AC fanboy talking.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 9:50:21 AM

The American setting is why I'm excited for this. Revolutionary War-era America is a) one of the most fascinating time periods in history, and b) largely unexplored in video games. I love space marines and dragons as much as the next guy, but c'mon, let's mix it up a little, right??? Really high hopes for MGS4-style stealth in revolutionary battle backdrops.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 10:27:49 AM

I don't find the American Revolution to be that fascinating at all compared to countless other historical events, however, assuming the AC series continues past this, it could be an important moment in history for the franchise. I certainly see potential.

However, the gameplay things we've heard of, and Connor's story have interested me greatly. Also the fact that the American Revolution is merely the setting and not the purpose of the story allows for some excellent depth. Looking forward to the game, for sure.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012 @ 3:51:01 AM

Ubi said the game spans 30 years or so in an interview I saw. It was a vague comment, though, so I'm not 100% sure it is specific to AC3 rather than to Connor's story as a whole.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 3:44:36 AM

i really hope the glyphs are back in this.
i really enjoyed filling in the back story in AC2 and brotherhood and was really pissed off when i found out they were gone for revelations!
i really hope this closes out desmonds story too.
i doubt it will, i thought the whole point of the AC series was to train desmond up and find the location of the pyramids.
weve done both of those, so now why are we going back into the animus playing as another predecessor?
shouldent we be playing as desmond in current time searching for those pyramids?
eh whatever, i just hope this has a indepth complex story like AC2 did!
if not im done with the AC series for good!
this is EXACTLY why things cant become popular these days!
as soon as they do they get milked to hell and the originality and ambition goes down the drain.........

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Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 1:23:52 PM

I do have a feeling that this will close Desmond's story, _____. Ubisoft stated back a while ago that it was supposed to, and they aimed for the 2012 release date because the story arc is supposed to end in 2012, coinciding with the whole 'end of the world' prophecy. Most likely, we're going back into the animus to find specifically where the apple is hidden.

It is a bit confusing because of the ending of ACR (won't spoil it here, but if you've played it you'll know), but Connor will definitely have a big part in locating what Desmond and Co. are looking for. I'm hoping the same, that the story is as great as AC2's, that was definitely my favorite Assassin's creed.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 9:47:18 PM

I just hope they fix the control issues that seem to plague ACR. I'm on my third playthrough and the control issues aren't going away so I don't think it's just these oldman hands of mine! :)

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