Experience The Thrill Of Pig Farming In AC3′s Hub Town
Assassin’s Creed 3 will have many things. Thrilling revolutionary events. Engaging historical figures. Straight up-killing people. And the ability to become a colonial real estate developer. No, really. The latest issue of OXM has a detailed look at Davenport Homestead, Assassin’s Creed 3′s hub town, and it sounds like the first-ever time one of those annoying colonial village tourist traps might actually be fun.
The Davenport Homestead serves as protagonist Connor Kenway’s base of operations for much of the game, and will function as a living, breathing town, one that can actually be grown by the player somewhat organically. You’ll attract new residents to your settlement by completing ‘rescue missions’, optional quests like saving someone from drowning. Once you’ve done someone a solid, they’ll move to Davenport and put their unique skills to work for the greater good of the community. Bartenders, blacksmiths, carpenters and the like will then produce goods you can use during the course of your game. You’ll even be able to simply watch them going about their business, getting a sense of how the town is growing as you play through the game. Kind of cool, if you ask me.
Ubisoft has already confirmed that Ben Franklin won’t be Connor’s Quartermaster in the way Da Vinci was for Ezio in the Assassin’s Creed 2 trilogy. Whether this means there won’t be such a role remains to be seen, but the way the Homestead is described makes it sound as though the town may just function in that capacity.
You can read more over on OXM.