Tons of New Assassin’s Creed 3 Information

 

Gameplay

Players can expect some distinctive gameplay features (like free-running) to return, along with many improvements and changes that reflect the different historical context. Connor’s main armament consists of a tomahawk and knife (wielded as a pair); he’s also good with a bow.

  • Ubisoft considered including scalping, before they decided it was “too brutal.”
  • Muskets, the 18th century firearm of choice, provide interesting gameplay possibilities due to their poor accuracy and long reload times.
  • Connor will use different viewing modes, an update on “Eagle Vision,” to pursue his enemies.
  • He will also be able to track enemies by scent, with the help of dogs, or by following their footprints and bloodstains in snowy conditions.
  • Players will be able to hunt animals — Ubisoft devs admired the teeming natural world of Red Dead Redemption — but the emphasis is on getting a clean kill, which players will have to plan “like an assassination.”
  • Ubisoft is deploying new technology that depicts combat taking place on “uneven surfaces.” They’re immensely proud of this improvement, though it’s so subtle they’re worried players won’t notice.
  • The 18th-century setting leads to some unique tactics. By killing the drummer boy, Connor can render groups of redcoats confused and aimless.
  • New “Chase Breakers” enable players to evade pursuit abruptly, by ducking into open windows, as well as other methods.

 

The Story

The blend of historical fiction and sci-fi conspiracy theories has always been one of Assassin’s Creed’s most distinctive features. Set against the backdrop of the American War of Independence, Assassins’ Creed 3 could spin the most potent yarn yet.

  • The story, we’re told, will have plenty of unpredictable twists.
  • Ubisoft is sick of quest-givers who just wait around for you appear. Many story events will be in progress when you arrive.
  • Desmond will have an important role to play, though the design team is careful to mention that his portions of the game will be “fun.”
  • There will be at least one deviation from the historical record, but the devs promise to make it obvious.
  • 80% of the characters in the game are real historical people.
  • “Every assassination target is a real person who dies at the right time at the right place. How they died we’ll let you get a little bit artistic.”

 

Collector’s Edition

The specifics of the game’s three collector’s editions were made available today, though be warned: These descriptions (repeated verbatim on hundreds of game websites around the world) contain some obvious typos. We’ve fixed them where the context allows, but we have no idea what a “high quality curd ladle” is. Suffice to say, the pictures may be official, but the copy is not. Pricing information in American dollars is also currently unavailable.

 

Freedom Edition

  • Assassin’s Creed III retail game
  • A 24-cm high-quality figurine of Connor
  • A steelbook case art drawn by awards-winning comic artist Alex Ross
  • George Washington’s notebook revealing the truth & secrets about the Assassins and the Templars during the American Revolution.
  • One exclusive Lithograph
  • Two in-game Singleplayer missions:
    • Lost Mayan Ruins: Connor’s mission leads him in an old Mayan pyramid, full of mysteries and revelations. Players will be able to unlock Captain Kidd’s fabled cutlass, a deadly, brutal and beautiful piece of steel.
    • Ghost of War: The tide of the Revolution turns in the Templar’s favor. Defeat your enemies and unlock Pontiac’s War Club, a powerful Native American weapon.
  • The Sharpshooter Multiplayer package: Unleash the Sharpshooter fury in multiplayer with 1 new character, the Sharpshooter, 1 Relic, 1 Emblem, 1 special Picture and the Title of “The Jester”.

 

The Join or Die Edition

  • Assassin’s Creed III retail game
  • The medallion of the Assassins with its high-quality curd ladle
  • George Washington’s notebook revealing the truth & secrets about the Assassins and the Templars during the American Revolution.
  • Ghost of War (In-game Singleplayer mission): The tide of the Revolution turns into the Templars favor. Defeat your enemies and unlock Pontiac’s War Club, a powerful Native American weapon.
  • The Sharpshooter Multiplayer package: Unleash the Sharpshooter fury in multiplayer with 1 new character, the Sharpshooter, 1 Relic, 1 Emblem, 1 special Picture and the Title of “The Jester”.

The Special Edition

  • Special packaging
  • Retail copy of the game
  • A Dangerous Secret (Exclusive Singleplayer mission): Fight against a secret that could jeopardize the funding of the revolution. In case of success, you’ll be rewarded with an exclusive weapon: a Flintlock Musket.

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3 Comments on Tons of New Assassin’s Creed 3 Information

BRBonobo

On March 27, 2012 at 2:21 am

I get very sick of video game makers foisting their morals on me. If they want to include children for realism, then they should be vulnerable (as children are). They could put in real consequences for child murder (the people turning against you and your cause) but don’t take away player agency because you think I might do something distasteful.
Sorry, rant over.
This game looks awesome. I can’t wait to jump from tree to tree and bury the Brits in a snowdrift. Also, the “uneven surfaces” technology is one thing I have been waiting for.

Metaldaze

On March 28, 2012 at 2:59 am

My only problem with this is that I hope they don’t pull a Patriot and make the Brits “the bad guys”….. ugh that’s so cliche and obnoxious anymore. American independence, since I am one, I consider a good thing but I believe putting it into a more accurate historical light would benefit a lot of people… blind nationalism and blind nationalist history is the downfall of people. :(

BRBonobo

On March 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

@Metaldaze
Since the AC world is all about conspiracies, and the Templars attempting to consolidate power and control everything while the Assassins try to make everyone free from ‘the man,’ I would not be surprised to see the Brits (at least those controlled by Templars) portrayed as the villains.