Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise has been one of the most successful for the Canadian-based developer and with the series drawing to a close, the third game will no doubt be one of their best efforts yet.
The first two AC games (and the filler titles in between) took players on a fantastic journey through different locations at different time periods, but the third iteration will move a bit closer to (relative) modern times, taking place during the American Revolution between 1753 and 1783.
One of the most exciting prospects of the title is that gamers will be assuming the role of a character called Connor Kenway, who will be outfitted with Native American gear (as well as the usual Assassin’s garb). It was also made known that Connor is half-English and half-Mohawk, who has been urged to fight when his home is attacked by colonists.
Out of interest, the Mohawk people (who spanned from
York to Canada),
were not to be messed with. The word Mohawk, which was borrowed the Narraganset
‘mohowaùuck’, means ‘they eat (animate) things,’ which is exactly why they were
nicknamed the ‘man-eaters’.
From screenshots and trailers, it is rather clear that Connor will be fighting with the native tribes of the early
which is an interesting prospect – instead of fighting on the side of
stereo-typical ‘good guys’.
The synopsis also correlates with real events in history, as the Mohawks fought against the
during the American Revolutionary War because of settlers infringing on the and an unpaid treaty obligation
to the British Crown. Mohawk
The series will naturally also continue the player’s quest to fight the Templars, and it has been established in the previous titles that well-known figures such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Lee and General Lafayette were all part of the Templar movement.
Not a lot has been said about the game as a whole, but players of the franchise will know that the game will span a vast frontier to explore in the sandbox mode, have a great deal of time-period weapons (as well as some extra goodies) and be packed with tons of action.
The title is also bound to have a nifty multiplayer aspect built-in, just as what Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and AC 3 had. While it might be the last title in the exciting franchise, gamers will be accustomed to the incredible graphics and vast-paced action coupled with stealthy moves.
Moving to the
New World, Assassin’s Creed 3 looks very exciting indeed.
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: October 2012
Platform: PC, XBox 360, PS3