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Assassin's Creed III: The Frontier Springs To Life Next Week

Location, location, location.

When it comes to expansive open worlds like the one we'll experience next week in Assassin's Creed III, the setting is quite possibly the most important element of the production. It's critical.

And considering we're looking at a significant period in history for this country, it'll be all the more interesting to see the oldest towns recreated with the newest technology. Head over to the PlayStation Blog and read up on how the developers set out to design a living, breathing Colonial world; it's pretty fascinating stuff. By the way, for all you out there who love the climbing aspect of past franchise installments and are wondering what to climb in ACIII, here's a comment from lead designer Steve Masters:

"There was also the big question, what’s going to be an interesting landmark to climb? Take the architecture of houses of this era — roofs had a pretty steep pitch, and that’s something we wanted to represent in the game. But changing the architecture meant we had to adjust the way the character plants his foot. Supporting fighting on this steep sloped terrain…it was all stuff that was new for us, and really challenging. It just took a lot of care and time."

There's going to be a lot to see and for the first time in the series, we'll have huge natural environments to explore as well. Toss in an overhauled fighting mechanic and what we hope to be a rich and rewarding story, and you've got the makings of a masterpiece. Cross your fingers!

Tags: assassins creed iii, aciii, assassins creed 3, assassins creed iii locations

10/25/2012 9:34:27 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (9 posts)

WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 25, 2012 @ 11:17:23 PM
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I haven't climbed a tree since I was a boy.

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Killa Tequilla
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 7:32:32 AM

Im not a kid and I climb trees sometimes

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BikerSaint
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 12:27:14 AM
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I love how Connor can now jump from an awning, to climb into a house's open front window, then run straight through the home, startling the woman inside as he makes his getaway out a back room window right next to her, & escaping his pursuers.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 12:38:18 AM

We'll just call that the Ferris Beuller.

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wackazoa
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 10:33:29 AM

But it's only cool if it has that catchy Ferris Bueller music playing as you do it.



And remember.... gotta say hi to the hottie by the pool as you pass.

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Jawknee
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 2:01:01 AM
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Looking forward to this. Gonna pick it up for Wii U along with New Super Mario Bros. U.

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AcHiLLiA
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 4:51:34 PM

Love to see how critics respond to ACIII on the WiiU.

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Huey
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 8:53:09 AM
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Hey World, the last tree I climbed was about 5 yrs. ago. I wound up on my back looking at the sky with all the wind knocked out of me. That was showing the grandkids that I still could. Silly me...

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Zeronoz
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 10:24:37 AM
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I hope this will be the last installment playing as Desmond`s ancestors.

If this keeps up its gonna be like "How I meet your mother" with Desmond going from one Animus to another telling stories how his ancestors got the Apple and lost it along the way.

+ the bleeding effect might drive Desmond insane!

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