Ubisoft’s mammoth action adventure series returns after a stretch of several sequels for Assassin’s Creed II and its Italian star Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
Assassin’s Creed III follows new assassin Connor Kenway, a half-English and half-Native American who finds himself caught in the midst of the American Revolution.
The Assassin-Templar war continues as Kenway encounters historical figures from the era such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and King George the Third with a story that spans over 30 years of Connor’s life.
Players will explore Colonial America in the 17th century checking out both the cities of Boston and New York. The colonial frontier will allow players to explore the wilderness and take part in hunting. This entry will also see series’ protagonist Desmond Miles prevent the 2012 apocalypse and conclude his story in the franchise.
“Assassin’s Creed III is the culmination of three years of hard work from Ubisoft’s Montreal development studio,” says UK brand manager Matt Benson. “The result is the most compelling and exciting Assassin’s Creed experience for both loyal fans and newcomers alike.
“We also have a killer game for the PlayStation Vita called Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, which utilises the same engine as Assassin’s Creed III.”
Ubisoft are expecting this year’s entry to be the biggest selling Assassin’s Creed yet, aiming for the Top Three for Chrismas 2012.
“We’re embarking on the biggest campaign for any Assassin’s Creed ever or indeed any previous Ubisoft title, going big in every channel available, and delivering a massive 80 per cent 1+ aggregated media cover at launch, spending in excess of £4 million.”
With the conclusion of Demond’s storyline, a new assassin and an even more impressive and engaging world to explore, Assassin’s Creed III is certainly one to watch this holiday season. It’s due on October 31st on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and is a launch title for Nintendo’s Wii U console which arrives on November 30th.
Assassin’s Creed III will also be receiving a heavyweight TV campaign running through October and across launch, targeting male 18 to 34 programming, with a further video-on-demand campaign.
The game will be highly visible with anational outdoor six sheet poster campaign planned, complemented with ads running during the week of launch on the London Underground.
JOIN OR DIE EDITION
Loyal fans of the franchise might want to pick up the Join or Die edition. The pack contains a medallion, George Washington’s notebook, a single player mission and a multiplayer package.
Coming alongside the main console release is ACIII:?Liberation for Vita, which features the franchise’s first female assassin, Aveline de Grandpré. It’s set during the 18th century French and Indian War in New Orleans.
LIBERATIONComing alongside the main console release is ACIII:?Liberation for Vita, which features the franchise’s first female assassin, Aveline de Grandpré. It’s set during the 18th century French and Indian War in New Orleans.