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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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  • Console version of Mistwalker’s Terra Battle is in development

    Now that Mistwalker’s Terra Battle has surpassed 2 million downloads on mobile, the developer is now working on a console version of the tactical RPG. As part of the original Download Starter campaign, the 2 million milestone means the company will begin development on Terra Battle’s console version with details to be announced at a […]

  • Prison break game The Escapists is heading to PlayStation 4 from May 29

    The Escapists, Mouldy Toof’s prison break game originally released as a timed console exclusive Xbox One, has a release date for PlayStation 4. For those unfamiliar with the title, which is also a PC release, it tasks players’ time management skills as they do a bit of digging and crafting, and other prison-type stuff as […]

  • Dead Island 2 delayed into 2016 to ensure series is “taken to the next level”

    Dead Island 2 has been delayed into 2016 by Yager in order to ensure the sequel “takes Dead Island to the next level.” According to a tweet from the developer, it set “big goal” for the game, and in order to deliver what fans expect, the team needs more time to reach development goals. “We […]

  • Project Cars: here’s a list of all available cars at launch

    Project Cars will contain many, many cars and if we are counting correctly, there will be 74 total at launch. The standard edition contains 65 total, and when factoring the free car as well as the Modified and Limited Edition cars packs, you can add an additional nine cars to the mix. Comb through the […]

  • Competitive matchmaking support is coming to Team Fortress 2

    Team Fortress 2 will soon feature support for competitive matchmaking, which Valve says is a “high priority” project for it at the moment. According to a report from TeamFortress.tv, which visited Valve headquarters recently, Valve is looking into the possibility of 6v6 or 9v9 matches 9v9, a possible quick play option and it is also […]

  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

    The PC port of the new Deus Ex has been handed over to Netherlands based studio, Nixxes software. After the initial reveal trailer at the beginning of April, we’ve only had a few morsels in the way of additional news. The most intriguing tidbit to date has got to be the fact that you’ll be […]

  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

    Microsoft is partnering with game engine developers Unity in order to make HoloLens compatible with apps and games which use the cross-platform engine. The partnership was announced yesterday during its Build Developer Conference. Universal apps for Windows 10 systems will also be available on Xbox One later this year, suggesting possible HoloLens functionality with the […]

  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]