Assassin's Creed 3 takes place in colonial America and feature the American Revolution as its backdrop. (Photo : Ubisoft)
This fall promises a slew of high-profile game releases, including the anticipated Assassin's Creed 3 developed by Ubisoft. Set for an October 30 U.S. release date on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and a November 30 U.S. release date for the PC.
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The latest installment in the Assassin's Creed series is being redesigned from the ground up, according to Ubisoft.
It will take place in colonial America, from 1753 to 1783 and will complete the story of protagonist Desmond Miles. Gamers will play him more than any previous series, and as usual, he will have a more dynamic ancestor to play. This time around it will be Connor Kenway, who fought in the American Revolution.
A large part of the gameplay will take place in the countryside called the Frontier, but players should still be able to explore the cities of New York and Boston.
Players will be able to take part in naval warfare as well, full with dynamic weather. There will also be multiplayer modes including cooperative play dubbed "Wolf Pack."
Leading up to the release date, Ubisoft is releasing a series of videos showcasing the game's development and features.
The first episode and offered information on the game's development, and now, Ubisoft has released "Inside Assassin's Creed 3: Episode 2" which highlights the game's "combat, weapons and tactics of Assassin's Creed 3."
Weapons and the combat system have been worked on from scratch, according to the video. It also reveals weapons such as the hatchet, bow and arrow, and a rope dart. Other weapons should include the flintlock pistol, tomahawk, and knives.
With a completely new melee combat system, Connor will be able to string together moves across multiple opponents, and even has the option of a "meat shield." This will allow him to use another body to protect himself.
Which features of Assassin's Creed 3 are you most excited about?
Watch "Inside Assassin's Creed 3: Episode 2:"