Assassin’s Creed III confirmed for October 30 release

Wednesday, 15th February 2012 17:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed III will release on October 30 this year, following earlier confirmation that Far Cry 3 will release on September 6.

The date was given in a financial call to investors today. Details regarding the game are minute at this point, but it will star a new protagonist. Various locations have been rumored over recent months, with Egypt, China, and America during the Revolutionary period the running favorites. The French Revolution has also been mentioned.

Ubisoft also announced during its call to investors today that 7 million copies of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations shopped during the company’s Q3 ending December 31.

The new comes after a heated day for Ubisoft, in which a trailer emerged this morning confirming a September 6 release for Far Cry 3.

The announcement of the title’s launch was supposed to arrive tomorrow afternoon, Europe time. Ubisoft responded to the leak by moving the official release of the cinematic footage forward to today.

Far Cry 3 will release on PC, PS3 and 360.

The Assassin’s Creed game follows last year’s Revelations, which rounded off Ezio Auditore’s plot arc.



  1. Edo

    Yes,please wrap up Desmond’s story and take a break for a while.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Oversaturation is what come to my mind when i read Assassins Creed.

    They really killed the series for me. It better be set in Russia, otherwise i’m not interested.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. HeavyD-Love

    ^ Agreed.

    Given their track history, I’m expecting AC3 to look and play just like the others…

    Real shame.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Dark

    Yeah ubi you keep milk that cow you got .. cuz it will die soon.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    A French Revolution game would be mint. I’d definitely be interested.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. The Last Nomad

    As this is gonna be the last Assassins Creed game for a while, I’ll proably get it, just to see how Desmonds story ends. He may not be that interesting but his story is.

    I was about to make some wild speculations about the game based on the logo until I opened it up in a new tab and the URL said mockup. So any speculation would be stupid as its not the official one.

    Hopefully they stick to what they’ve said and have a bigger gap between releases after this.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Razor

    pffft… Industrial Revolution game all the way :P

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Patrick Garratt

    I’d play that. You could have loom battles.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Razor

    And canal boat races.

    Ubi, are you listening?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Patrick Garratt

    “Coal-shovelling mini-games.”

    #10 3 years ago
  11. triggerhappy

    From ign:

    “According to CEO Yves Guillemot, the game will hit stores on October 30th. Guillemot revealed that the game has been in development for three years and that “what we have seen is just fabulous.”

    “has been in development for three years”

    Thats the bit im interested in… so while they were popping out Brotherhood & Revelations they were cooking III all along. That sounds encouraging.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Maximum Payne

    @12 If that is true that means they start working on it after AC2.Which yea sounds encouraging.
    Maybe even guy the left Patrick Something maybe he also worked on it ?
    He left after Brotherhood so its possible.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DSB

    Egypt and China doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, but America seems pretty obvious.

    I have a friend who thinks the whole “present day” nonsense in the games is purely there to avoid Americans being turned off by actual history.

    It actually doesn’t make any sense. Why are those sections in there? Literally the only interesting part of the game is being an assassin in the old days. Why do those characters have to be tied to a New York slacker and his techno raver friends?

    The interface is shit and it ruins the mood. Instead of handing out actual “dubloons” or whatever the money’s called, I’m handing out credits instead. What’s the point of sandwiching the game between the past and the future? Isn’t that a kind of nowhere? It really feels like it.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. ManuOtaku

    I think they need to wait for a new console gen cycle in order to release this game, that will give them time to spice things up a little in the game, adding new things that will be capable only with a new tech.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Doz12

    Looking at the art work above i would almost certainly say the French Revolution with the fleur de lys.

    im hoping that desmond is not in this game and it does bring a new angle to the whole story.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. LOLshock94

    i would buy this if you can kill innocent people without loosing health

    #16 3 years ago
  17. osric90

    How many freakin’ Assassin’s Creed titles are out there? 20? I mean, I used to love the series but then it became the CoD of adventure games. AC, ACII, ACII Brotherhood, ACII Revelations, ACIII… dude, Max Payne will have its third game and started around 2001 and this one will have its fifth and started 2007.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. DSB

    @15 It’s very dualistic though, because it’s also a religious symbol.

    It’s been used everywhere from Bosnia to New Orleans. The New Orleans Saints still use it as their logo.

    It could mean France but it also could mean “Gotcha!”. The French have been all over.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. ManuOtaku

    @17 The sad thing is that all of them came in the same gen cycle, i dont mind that many games through out a couple of gens, but in only one i think is too much.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Doz12

    @18 maybe but the French Revolution was such a big turning point in world politics and history that i think they can spin a lot of ‘conspiracy theories’ out of it, plus the jump in time makes sense. i really think they will try and keep the game out of amercia for as long as possible just to keep its uniqueness. Plus Assasins Creed games are never that subtle with symbols when you think about it.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DSB

    @20 You’re right, but so far it has also been chronological. The French Revolution comes after the British/French/Spanish war for America.

    Quite arguably the war between the European powers in the US was just as important as the French revolution in terms of what it has meant for the world.

    I really wouldn’t bet on either. One advantage you’d have of placing it in the US would be that you could still tie it to Europe, and it would definitely be more appealing to the American audience.

    Another disadvantage of jumping to the French Revolution would be that you’d have yet another latin country. Of course France isn’t Italy, but they do have a lot of things in common.

    It could go either way, but you’re right that AC is anything but subtle.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. YoungZer0

    @15: Follow the link, it’s fanart.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. DSB


    #23 3 years ago
  24. Doz12

    @22 opps lol just thought the link would take me to the wikipedia page of the French Revolution

    #24 3 years ago
  25. HauntaVirus


    #25 3 years ago

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