Assassin’s Creed 3 is set for release on October 30, 2012. It will feature a new setting, as well as a new protagonist. Ubisoft has stated that the game will be bigger than its previous installments. As of 15 February 2012, Ubisoft had worked on the new game for the past three years.
Just recently, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed that Assassin’s Creed 3 is in the works and is headed to consoles on October 30, 2012. This will give the publisher plenty of time to drop bits of information along the way for those who will be glued to their computer screens, waiting to hear the next juicy detail (Myself included!)
The October 30th 2012 date ties in with the 2012 doomsday plot that has run throughout the Assassin’s Creed series.
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Desmond, and his gang,have been racing around the globe to stop a world-ending cataclysm since Assassin’s Creed 2. It seems likely that the chase will heat up going into the third installment, making the release date all the more relevant. Alexandre Amancio has confirmed that the doomsday scenario , a threat that has cast a shadow over the entire Assassin’s Creed series so far, will feature prominently in Assassin’s Creed 3.
He states : “We decided in this opus of the franchise to actually give the players a lot of the answers that they’ve sort of been thirsting for ever since AC II. A lot of things were set up with Minerva, with Juno, a lot of the details about the end of the world plotline in 2012 – as we’re getting closer and closer to the actual 2012 marker, the franchise is also concluding its major opus. So this game is sort of where we’re setting all the record straight.”
Ubisoft have said that the main focus with Revelations was to clue up Ezio’s story and set the path for the third Chapter. But you shouldn’t expect a completely new game; they say they will be improving on some aspects but keeping the style and feel you’ve come to love. While Ezio’s story has finished, to watch the final days of his life check out the short Assassin’s Creed: Embers. It’s available for purchase on the Xbox Live Marketplace. It sums up Ezio’s life and also introduces you to a new assassin, Shao Jun from China.
With Assassin’s Creed 3, there are many speculations on what era the story will go to next. We all assume it’s going to be another of Desmond’s ancestors, but to what era? We have no idea. Ubisoft put out a survey with a few different options, seeking the input of fans to see what they prefer. Some notable time periods were the Roman Empire during Julius Caesar’s time, The Industrial Revolution set in England, and the most popular (and what seems most likely) The American Revolution. It is looking though it will be taking place around the signing of The Declaration of Independence in 1776.
I, personally, think the American Revolution could work out to be a great era in the franchise history. They have already covered the Third Crusade with Altair, and Italy and the Middle-East with Ezio. So I think a new location to the western world would be a nice change in the series. Only time will tell what location the next instalment will be offering and who our new Assassin will be. So stay tuned to NL gamer, I’ll be sure to update once I find out more juicy details.
Nothing is true, everything is permitted – Ezio Auditore da Firenze