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The Assassin’s Creed III Announcement Trailer

According to Ubisoft, the trailer was done with the in-game engine. While it’s doubtful actual gameplay will actually look like that, I don’t think I would have cared if it were done in play-doh. I’m just excited for the franchise to be out of Renaissance Italy because three consecutive years of that stuff was really beginning to wear thin.

Assassin’s Creed is a franchise that has managed to exhibit just enough improvement each iteration that I always get sucked into playing each one all the way through despite having low expectations from the game being on a yearly release cycle. This third entry, though, has my antipatory interest sufficiently piqued. Assassinating British Colonials in the forests of New England? Yes, please.

From the press release:

Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratohnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars


This Is The First Screenshot From Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

Ubisoft sends word this morning officially announcing the development of the fourth Assassin’s Creed game, Revelations. That lovely screenshot you see above is the first official image of the game and looks to be Ezio hanging on using a new device called the “hookblade.” He’s overlooking Constantinople during the era of the Ottoman Empire. It’s supposedly the last chapter of the “Ezio trilogy” which presumably means that the next AC game will have a new assassin for us to play with.

I, for one, am honestly ready for Ezio to go. After the first Assassin’s Creed, I assumed that each subsequent title would have us control different members of the Assassin Brotherhood in other time period. It’s why I was a little hesitant on jumping into the last entry into the franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood — did we really need another AC game set in Rome starring Ezio? However, Ubisoft ended up surprising me with a well-paced, solid story and unique hide-and-seek themed multiplayer game. I’ve given up pooh-pooh’ing the fact that a yearly Assassin’s Creed game is overkill. If Revelations is of at least the same quality as Brotherhood, there’ll be no issue there.

In their teaser for their June magazine-exclusive AC: Revelations feature piece, Game Informer revealed that players will be able to control Altair, Ezio, and Desmond in the new game. Sounds like a great way to incorporate all the character’s we’ve played as in the previous game into an epic wrap-up of the Ezio story.

Obviously, Ubisoft will tell us more details about the game at E3 next month. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is set to come out on the 360, PS3, and PC in November 2011.