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Assassin’s Creed III coming to Wii U – debut trailer inside

Monday, 5th March 2012 17:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Ubisoft’s will release Assassin’s Creed III worldwide on October 31 on PS3, 360 and PC, with a Wii U version also in development, it confirmed today alongside the release of its debut trailer.

Assassin’s Creed III’s debut trailer. Ubisoft confirmed it’ll be coming to Wii U as well as current-gen consoles and PC

Assassin’s Creed III will come to Wii U, Ubisoft announced this afternoon, as it released the debut trailer of the game ahead of its now-locked October 31 worldwide release.

It’ll also come to the usual platforms of PS3, 360 and PC. AC3 will have twice the production values of any Ubisoft, it also revealed.

The game’s story will see you play as Ratohnaké:ton – or Connor, for short – a Native American of English descent and an assassin embedded in the Revolutionary War between the Americans and the British. Most of the story details emerged from a Game Informer piece over the weekend.

Assassin’s Creed III, which is being mainly developed by Ubisoft Montreal with help from six other internal studios, will feature a new engine known as Ubisoft-AnvilNext. The engine will bring breakthroughs in visuals, character models and AI.

“Assassin’s Creed III features the franchise’s most expansive setting so far, along with an exciting new hero and exponentially more gameplay,” said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot.

“Whether you’re a longtime fan of Assassin’s Creed or if you’re new to the franchise, you’re going to be blown away by the scale and marvel of Assassin’s Creed III.”

Get the first trailer above.

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29 Comments

  1. triggerhappy

    Free running on trees?? Still can hardley believe this is where their going with it but it does look excellent…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Razor

    Typical reveal trailer, nothing amazing, but looking good nonetheless.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Sadismek

    I can’t access their dedicated website. Any reason for this?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Moonwalker1982

    IGN claims its in-engine. Nice about the Wii U release.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Edo

    @1 Obviously,very good trailer..except for the speech part,@4 IGN is full of s***!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Strawb

    Those facial animations look like something from three years ago.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Valkryst12

    Sold! Take my moneys!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Sadismek

    @6 Agreed. Revelations’s graphics seemed outstanding to me, especially on Highest Settings on PC ;). But if this is truly in-engine, then I can only say that it’s pretty impressive, but the facial animations are… at most, meh.

    Also, no hidden blade/s? :D

    #8 3 years ago
  9. JRNO

    @4 In-engine doesn’t really mean anything. The debuts for Crysis 2, The Last Of Us and Uncharted 3 were all in-engine, sure, but none of them were real-time. ‘High-res’ assets (Zbrush) and different rendering methods.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DSB

    Yup, that’s about as tacky as I pictured it. Still, musket to the face = Sold.

    “AC3 will have twice the production values of any Ubisoft, it also revealed”

    I think that’s comforting, because in my experience, most Ubisofts have really low production values.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Moonwalker1982

    @9 Ah ok, good to know that.

    But who knows….we still don’t know how strong the Wii U will be, it may very well be quite stronger than the current consoles, and thus making ACIII the very best on Wii U.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. viralshag

    Well I liked the idea of the setting and the trailer pretty much seals the deal. Take my money.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. absolutezero

    I sicked a little in my mouth.

    All the details released from the GI piece did alot of calm my fears about what this might end up being. This one trailer just destroyed them all.

    Its also nothing like any of the other trailers from pevious games which were dripping with style and music. This is just, its just urgh.

    I can’t wait to see what British historical figure they make into Alan Rickman sneering bad guy.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Edo

    @11 Don’t wont to be “that” guy,but yeah…PC.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Maximum Payne

    I think they could use better cover for games.
    Also this is the shortest and worst (quality wise) cgi of all AC trailer so far.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. The_Red

    Really disappointing trailer. Looks like a crappy CG trailer for an unknown European game… and this is coming from someone who likes the new setting and specially the native american hero.
    (I know IGN said it’s “in-engine” but so what? you make CGs with in-engine assests… also IGN=BS).

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Anders

    Looks like something from the Civilization IV intro.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. Sini

    not even remotely interested in this time period.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. ianbenoir

    blergh! to play Assassin’s Creed is like to buy something beautiful thats completely useless…

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    @4, IGN my ass.

    Every CGI out there is in-engine.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. feybuhl

    to anyone put off by whacking red coats,
    remember this is assassins creed,
    there won’t be any love lost between the english and french,
    the story will be abstergo=usa=pure.evil.

    #21 3 years ago
  22. YoungZer0

    Costume’s still stupid as hell. Setting still as boring as possible.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. loki

    again is PC sucks port, and now we have Wii U vershion
    Ubisoft: we don’t make good games, we make ports

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    Costume is really stupid. While it was ok In ASS 1-2, but this time around this is a bit off.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. OrbitMonkey

    So I get to be Hawkeye from Last of the Mohicans, killing nasty British types from The Patriot?

    *SQUEAL*

    #25 3 years ago
  26. bluffbluff03

    Looks brilliant. New engine, bigger battles, more landscape and more climbing in nature. A wild, unkown country and an interesting historical background. Will he kill Lincoln….?

    #26 3 years ago
  27. LOLshock94

    Holy skunk fucking dick sucking cockmongling shit.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJD8Z0xyVg4

    #27 3 years ago
  28. feybuhl

    @26, not likely unless the story lasts until 1865.
    I’m not looking forward to having to fist-fight
    the big boss George Washington.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. Gekidami

    Compared to the other games debut trailers, this one is pretty weak.

    #29 3 years ago

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