Ubisoft unveils new Assassin's Creed III hero, game engine, announcement trailer, and Wii U version
Today, Ubisoft released its first official press statement, assests, and announcement trailer. Here's what we know, straight from Ubi's PR team:
- Assassin's Creed III will hit store shelves on October 30, 2012
- ACIII is set in the late 1800s, allowing players to "experience the American Revolutionary War not written about in history books"
- This is the largest project in Ubisoft's history, taking over three years to develop with collaboration across a total of 7 Ubisoft studios including Ubisoft Montreal
- Assassin's Creed III will be made available to all current and forthcoming HD platforms including Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii U
- A new hero has been created. His name is Ratohnhaké:ton, and he is "of Native American and English heritage"
- Gameplay will take players from the frontier wilderness, to bustling commercial colonial cities, and to the battlefields of the American Revolution.
- The game is powered by Ubisoft-AnvilNext, "a revolutionary new game engine that delivers breakthroughs in visual quality, character models and artificial intelligence"
- Finally, those who pre-order Assassin's Creed III at GameStop, Amazon.com, or Best Buy will receive a "Limited Edition collectible case featuring artwork created by award-winning comic book artist Alex Ross." The Alex Ross collectible case will feature the artwork posted above and below (front and back, respectively)
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