Ben Franklin loves the ladies in Assassin’s Creed III

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 4 May 2012 20:15 GMT

Benjamin Franklin was a rather randy fellow. Most Americans know this already, but our brethren on the other side of the pond will experience just how salacious he was when Assassin’s Creed III is released.

Speaking with Penny Arcade Report, creative director Alex Hutchinson explained that since Franklin spent a lot of his time in France the team “went with the more unusual sides of him, ” – like his love of women.

Hutchinson goes on to explain Franklin’s thoughts on choosing a mistress, but we won’t get into that bit here. Click the link and read it for yourself.

The article also discusses other, less lewd elements to the game such as – like with previous entries in the series – each named victims assassinated in the game were real people at one point in history.

“It’s super difficult, this period, because no one famous dies,” Hutinson said. “We have a rule: Everyone dies in the right year, at the right place. They have to be real people. We don’t get enough mileage out of it, I think it’s kind of magical, and yet no one knows. I don’t know how we make it more obvious.

“Every single person is a legit person, and they die in the right place at the right time,” he said, just not in the way depicted in the games.

Assassin’s Creed III is due on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in late October, with a Wii U version undated.

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