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Assassin’s Creed III – first shots, art, and details leak

Friday, 2 March 2012 16:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

AGB has posted shots of Assassin’s Creed III, which we’re assuming were leaked out of Game Informer, and now NeoGAF has gone live with what are apaprently details out of the latest issue of the magazine.

According to information posted on GAF, our new protagonist is half-English, half-Mohawk with his English name being Connor. His Native American name is Ratohnhake (pronounced Ra-doon-ha-gay-doo).

We thought he looked a bit Native American.

He was raised by the Mohawk until Colonists burned the village down, and he has sworn vengeance for the injustice.

Both the Colonists and British will have protagonist and antagonistic sides to them and it is set in Boston and New York between the years 1753 and 1783.

The map size will be 1.5 times that of Brotherhood and players will be able to explore historical buildings and reenact events such as the New York fires and Washington’s occupation at Valley Forge.

An upgraded version of the engine allows “a couple thousand” characters on-screen at once in order to support such battles.

GI has exclusive month long coverage of the title, which is to be formally announced by Ubisoft on Monday.

Slated for an October release, the game takes place during the American Revolution period, as the GI cover and box art from yesterday revealed.

Go have a look at the screens here.

Meanwhile, the official website for the game has started it’s official countdown to Monday.

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39 Comments

  1. viralshag

    Looks pretty awesome to me…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Se_7_eN

    Interdasting….

    #2 3 years ago
  3. LOLshock94

    oooooo

    #3 3 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    God the costume looks so stupid.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. triggerhappy

    Yup, ive changed my mind. This is going to be awesome.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. LOLshock94

    @4 your face stupid BITCH booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmm sit down

    #6 3 years ago
  7. triggerhappy

    I think my problem at first was that i didn’t want the series to change that much… but this is true progression… this is how you keep things fresh. I really did have my heart set on the french revolution though, but then that would have turned out to be just like 1, 2 & the spinoffs exept in a different setting. Im sure though that with 3 years of dev time they’ve came up with something pretty special.

    edit: is this a scoop btw?? i don’t see any other site covering it. YAY for VG247 :D

    #7 3 years ago
  8. strikkebil

    fuck me that looks amazing. im struggling to get thrue revelations right now, had lost all hope in this franchise.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. gletcher

    Looks like it’s from new leaked scans from GI
    http://www.evilsourcegaming.com/screenshot/assassins-creed-3-gameinformer-scans/

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Maximum Payne

    @8 same here.
    Look far better then expected.I hope CGI trailer blow us away :)

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Fin

    Hm, that actually looks pretty cool.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. desadoc

    @4

    Yeah… Many, many years later, another continent, same clothes.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. DSB

    Oh damn, that looks pretty amazing. It wouldn’t make sense to make him native American though, likely it just extends to the costumes and weapons. Some of the other shots show him wearing something similar to the minutemen.

    I really hope they leave the whole “20% actual content and 80% repitition” behind for this one. At least 10 hours of AC2 was just filler.

    I’m going to end up reinstalling Empire: Total War looking at that though :P

    #13 3 years ago
  14. DarkElfa

    AS much as I did want Victorian England, I do understand why thy thought this would be more interesting on the whole as it’s a chance to do an environment not yet attempted in AC.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Maximum Payne

    Last one with tree really look promising.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Stephany Nunneley

    @13 Sure it would! The NA’s fought the British as much as they did the colonials – and rightly so. /steps off soapbox

    #16 3 years ago
  17. DSB

    @16 Maybe before the actual revolution (the French had a less racist approach to the native Americans, and so managed to recruit a lot more) but the colonials were a far bigger threat than the British, and the native Americans were smart enough to know that.

    There were obviously contingents of native Americans who decided to fight against the British, but the overwhelming majority fought against the colonials, which helped to shape a large part of the argument for the ensueing persecution and marginalization of the native American population.

    The argument was that because the native Americans chose to attack when the colonials were already suffering invasion, they had lost all legitimacy to bargain with the new American nation. Which was really just a continuation of the disputes they had with eachother before the revolution.

    Although part of the British succes in recruiting indian tribes for the war was down to basically paying them off. Which they planned on doing even after admitting defeat, hoping to back a sovereign indian nation to oppose the colonials.

    That doesn’t change reality though. Making the claim that the majority of native Americans sided with (soon to be) “America” would be down to misplaced political correctness.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Moonwalker1982

    All the scans can be found here now

    http://forum.xboxworld.nl/showpost.php?p=4561875&postcount=965

    #18 3 years ago
  19. revolting

    Got to admit, despite initial misgivings, it does look decent. This might be a much needed change of pace.

    I will miss leaping from rooftop to rooftop, but hopefully there will be a suitable wilderness-based equivalent to hand. I didn’t have much fun with horses in AC:Brotherhood, though, and I suspect they’ll be back given the setting… hopefully they’ll be less of a headache this time around.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Edo

    Looks to be more open world and that first picture kind of tells us that we ‘ll have something to climb after all.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. HeavyD-Love

    MY FAITH HAS BEEN RESTORED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #21 3 years ago
  22. TD_Monstrous69

    Day one buy, enough said.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. fearmonkey

    I’ll give the game a chance, I love games that take place during that time period, and very few do.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Sadismek

    Looks amazing and, most of all, unexpected. I think it will be a nice change of pace. Open-world Assassin’s Creed… You gave me faith, Ubi! Don’t screw up!

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Edo

    New info about the game(some minor SPOILERS ahead):
    - The new Assassin is the son of a Native American woman and a British soldier. His calls himself Connor, but his birth name is Ratohnhaké:ton. Born into the Mohawk, he eventually crosses paths with the Assassins in his search for righteousness.
    - Connor is quiet and stoic, letting actions speak for words rather than conversing with others. In contrast to Ezio, Connor is a freedom fighter who acts in the name of justice rather than on personal revenge.
    - Settings will include Boston, New York and a large countryside. The countryside will be the setting of about 1/3 of the game, and will be the location of many events during the game. The countryside will be about 1.5 times as big as Rome in Brotherhood.
    - The protagonist will fight on the American side, with primary allies George Washington, Benjamin Franklin(called it :) )and Charles Lee. However, this does not mean that the Americans are the good guys and the British are the bad guys. Templars are everywhere…
    - There will be seasons in the game, meaning that the sun will shine during summer and the landscape will be covered in snow during winter.
    - Fighting and stealth will be completely re-innovated, with Connor being compared to a “predator”. The player will be able to climb trees and other natural elements, and dual-wielding weapons such as a dagger and a mohawk is now also an option.
    - Animals will be present in the woods, like deer and bears. The player will be able to kill them and pelt their skins, to sell them later with the reformed economic system of the game.
    - There will be puzzles similar to The Truth, only they will not be given by Subject 16.
    - Desmond will go into the new Animus 3.0 and will find himself going into “significant events”.
    - 100% sync in memories returns, though this time you will be rewarded when you complete memories to 100%. Checkpoints will also be introduced to mission replay, meaning you don’t have to replay an entire mission to get that 100% sync.
    - The Brotherhood, or Assassins Guild, will return in some form, albeit differently than we have seen before.
    There will be no more Mercenaries, Thieves, Courtesans, Romani or other factions, but there will be a replacement for them.
    - Den Defense will not return(YAY :) ).

    #25 3 years ago
  26. DSB

    That does make it historically accurate then. A few of the indians who did fight on the American side were Mohawks :)

    Night elf mohawks, in fact.

    That sounds really great though, nice one Edo!

    #26 3 years ago
  27. Moonwalker1982

    I read all the scans, and thus all those details and this sounds exactly like what AC needed. ACII was amazing but in Brotherhood things started to drag and get boring, not to mention Revelations.

    This shows what a four year development time can do for your game. I really can’t wait to see this one in motion.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. papizdano

    can anyone organize the scans or link a site that did :D

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Cozzy

    Cannot wait, everything I’ve seen and read just sounds epic!

    #29 3 years ago
  30. OrbitMonkey

    Hmm… Red Dead Revolution? Not that that’s a bad thing ;-)

    Of course I’d rather be playing as some sadistic British colonel, burning down farmsteads whilst whistling rule Britannia MWAHAHAHA!! *twirls imaginary moustache*

    #30 3 years ago
  31. OrbitMonkey

    @DSB, Night Elf Mohawks? They were big into WoW then?

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Edo

    @30 Mel Gibson might think you’re serious so watch out bro :) .

    #32 3 years ago
  33. DSB

    @31 WoW did have the biggest marketshare around the time of the American revolution, that’s correct.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. osric90

    If it would be the THIRD GAME, I would get it. And if it was going to be a complete game and not have part of it like DLCs.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Valkryst12

    Victorian England would’ve been awesome but this …. this looks AMAZING!

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Stephany Nunneley

    The official website has started the countdown to Monday, BTW. Added to post.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. triggerhappy

    @36: Nice :D

    #37 3 years ago
  38. absolutezero

    I really like the idea of hiding in trees.

    I dispise the fact hes another Half-Native main character like almost every other game set in or around the sametime period. Its a lazy way of avoiding being called racist when you have to kill kemosabees.

    That and Red, White and Blue on the costume. OH FUCK YEAH ITS TIME. AMERICA.

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Christopher Jack

    Still need get through Revelations, found the start quite boring.

    #39 3 years ago

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    The PlayStation gear store has added a new section dedicated to Bloodborne merchandise. The first set of items is as good as you’d expect. If you’re a fan of Bloodborne and want to make sure everyone around you knows it, you’ll be happy to know that Sony has added a few pieces of Bloodborne-branded gear […]

  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy The Last Word?

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  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 17, 18 – The Last Word edition

    What did our good buddy Xur bring for us this week? Xur: Agent of the Nine, Destiny’s weekend vendor is back with more Exotic offers. Xur is your guy if you’re after Exotic weapons or armour, provided you have the Strange Coins for them. Head over to the lounge in the Tower Hangar, you’ll find […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt discounted for Gold members, pre-load now live

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt files are now live on the Xbox Store. Xbox One owners with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt pre-orders can start downloading the full game to be ready for launch. The file size was confirmed earlier to be just over 25GB. Those who have yet to pre-order can do so at […]

  • GTA 5 files accessed by modders, reveal horses, zombies, more

    Modders have managed to pry GTA 5′s file lock open and expose many of its interesting innards. GTA community modders have gained access to several of GTA 5′s archives on PC. These files were previously believed to be inaccessible. Popular modding tool OpenIV, which was used in editing files in GTA 4 (hence the name), […]

  • Bethesda’s E3 invite features Dishonored, Doom, Wolfenstein… but no Fallout

    Bethesda is going first at E3 this year with a showcase of games on Sunday night. What clues can we see in the press invite? Skyrim publisher Bethesda has sent out confirmation of its E3 showcase, taking place Sunday June 14. The invite includes a number of Bethesda game characters including Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazcowicz, a […]

  • Here’s Crytek’s VR demo, because dinosaurs

    Dinosaurs! This is precisely what virtual reality is for. VR demos are all over the place and CryEngine developer Crytek has produced one of its own, showing off how the engine is flexible enough t- Look, let me level with you: I don’t care. I only care about dinosaurs. Hush now and watch the dinosaurs. […]

  • StreetPass update adds birthday collecting, VIP Miis and more

    StreetPass collecters should take advantage of an optional update. It’s International StreetPass Week, so now’s the time to break out the 3DS and go hunting. Don’t leave your home network without first checking out a new optional update, though. Kotaku reports the update prompt is available from the leftmost icon in your StreetPass Mii Plaza. […]

  • Massive Uplay sale offers cheap games in time for the weekend

    PC gamers can grab a sweet saving or two in Uplay’s Spring Sale. Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Far Cry 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dragon Age: Inquisition and Alien: Isolation are all on sale as part of Uplay’s Spring Sale, among many other titles. The sale offers discounts of up to 85% off digital […]

  • Fix for GTA 5 PC Windows install bug releasing today

    Rockstar is set to release a patch today that will fix a bug preventing players from installing the game. The bug is tied to Windows usernames that use certain characters not supported by Rockstar. There’s already a workaround available on the Rockstar Support site, but those waiting for an official update will be able to […]

  • Prey 2 dev’s new mobile horror Lost Within out now on iOS and Fire

    Remember Lost Within, that mobile survival horror erstwhile Prey 2 developer Human Head Studios was making with Amazon Game Studios? It’s now available on iOS and for Amazon’s Fire devices, through the appropriate App Stores. There’s a little bit of extra info on it on the AGS blog, if you’re keen; unfortunately the blog doesn’t […]

  • Let’s take a look at Blood Bowl 2′s Chaos faction

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  • “Second-person” shooter Screencheat coming to PS4 and Xbox One

    Goldeneye players should be familiar with the concept of screencheating, which is what this new indie is all about. Screencheat has been on our radars for a while but has now been confirmed for PS4, sparking a new wave of interest with a trailer and PS Blog post. However, it was one of a number […]

  • World of Warcraft Timewalking will make old dungeons fun again

    World of Warcraft will soon introduce a feature called Timewalking, designed to make you feel young again. When WoW players participate in a Timewalking event, they’ll be transported to a randomly selected classic dungeon. Upon entering, their level and gear will be scaled way, way down to the Dungeon’s Heroic level – so they won’t […]

  • Bloodborne and Dark Souls messaging – in real life

    Soapstone is a cool little app that mimics the messaging system found in Bloodborne, Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls. Bloodborne and Dark Souls fans will surely agree that the asynchronous multiplayer side of things, with players leaving anonymous tips, encouragement and jokes for each other, is one of the cooler aspects of the From Software […]

  • Mass Effect fans, get a load of this My Talking Elcor plushie

    I have been waiting to write about this all day because oh my god. Mass Effect attracted a devoted fanbase and Bioware has found tons of clever ways to satisfy that fanbase’s desire for clothes, collectibles, books, comics and toys related to the future world of Commander Shepard and company. The company has been so […]

  • Homeworld Remastered Collection headed to retail

    Homeworld fans can purchase a neat little package of gloriously remastered nostalgia soon. The Homeworld Remastered Collection has been available online since the end of February, but is now on its way to retail thanks to a deal between new rights holder Gearbox and Ubisoft. The PC exclusive will launch in physical form from May […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt download size lower than predicted

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a hefty install footprint, but it’s not as bad as we expected. The Witcher 3 was expected to be a 50GB download after a note to this effect was added to the PlayStation Store. It looks like that might have been a placeholder figure, as DualShockers noted today that […]

  • Bloodborne, beaten with a Guitar Hero controller

    Come on now, you didn’t expect anything less from the Souls community, did you? Bloodborne has been vanquished with a Guitar Hero controller, just a few weeks after its release. Kotaku reports Bearzly took nine hours to finish the game, which is probably less than many players using a Dual Shock. You can watch a […]

  • Vendors? New social space? Your House of Wolves questions will be answered

    Destiny players learned more about House of Wolves in this week’s Bungie update than you might realise at first glance. Resident Destiny expert Arekkz cast his eagle eye over this week’s Bungie Weekly Update, which announced next week’s Reef tour livestream. I personally am most excited to learn about gear upgrade paths, but Arekkz points […]

  • GTA 5 playable with Virtuix Omni VR treadmill

    You’ve seen GTA 5 with Oculus Rift, Now see GTA 5 with the Virtuix Omni. GTA 5 PC has unlocked a number of exciting possibilities. Modders and hackers are still working on making the game’s files accessible to third-party creation tools, but several cool things have been produced even with this barrier still in place. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: play as Rain and other locked characters on PC

    Mortal Kombat X players comfortable with tinkering with the game’s files can unlock unplayable characters. Mortal Kombat X includes a number of familiar fighters available only as opponents, not playable characters. if you’re super keen to try out Rain, Baraka and co, you can – with a bit of fiddling. Redditor XVermillion figured out that […]

  • Madden 16 release date set for August, of course

    Madden NFL 16 has a deeply unsurprising release date. Madden’s release date always falls at the end of US summer, and Madden 16 is no exception. EA Sports has announced that the NFL sim will release on PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on August 26. We have absolutely no further information at […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]