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CONFIRMED - Assassin's Creed III to Take Place During Revolutionary War?

A Best Buy employee has provided Kotaku with an image from an employee newsletter that reveals details on the upcoming sequel.

UPDATE 2 - Ubisoft has confirmed the Revolutionary War setting by revealing the game's official box art (click through to see it!) 

UPDATE - Game Informer has put up and subsequently taken down a banner that depicts the same setting for the game. NeoGAF poster, Lyle Lanley, has captured the image for your viewing pleasure.

What appears to be leaked promotional art is pointing to the possibility that Assassin's Creed III will take a bold departure from the established European and Middle Eastern settings, to America during the Revolutionary War. The star of the game, depicted in said promo art, is seen with a tomahawk and old-fashioned pistol in either hand, backed by the original Continental flag. It's unclear from the image, but he is potentially of Native American descent, given both his garb and jewellery.

The snowy rock which he stands upon matches the snowy setting Ubisoft revealed on the Assassin's Creed facebook page. According to the page, more information is due to be revealed today. Past rumors have indicated that Assassin's Creed III could be set in Colonial America, which lends further credence to this potentially leaked art.

Whatever the case may be, players will be diving into Desmond's latest adventure later this year on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or PC.



Nick DiMola Director

03/01/2012 at 09:21 AM

This is incredibly exciting. A great, untapped time frame to set this game - here's to hoping it's true.

Nick DiMola Director

03/01/2012 at 12:54 PM

Confirmed, so excited!

Jon Lewis Staff Writer

03/01/2012 at 01:11 PM

same here! I just wonder how they will handle the parkour...

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

03/01/2012 at 09:37 AM

Is that a native tommahawk?  I wonder where they're going with this... I haven't played much of the series, but have firearms had any play in them?  If they handle those in a period appropriate manner, they'll be only accurate at a pretty close range, unreliable, and LOUD.  There's so many great things that can happen here.  This is honestly the first time I've been intrigued by this series, and I might actually look into this one.

Jon Lewis Staff Writer

03/01/2012 at 10:02 AM

Im very interested to see where they go with this. I haven't finished Brotherhood or even started Revelations but i fatigue was pretty obvious. This idea seems fresh enough to make me interested again.

Joaquim Mira Media Manager

03/01/2012 at 10:23 AM

There are no buildings to scale.

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Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

03/01/2012 at 10:35 AM

This does look really awesome. I just wonder how Desmond will fit into this since this is his last adventure, allegedly.

Jesse Miller Staff Writer

03/01/2012 at 10:46 AM

Perhaps after the events of the last game, Desmond, while escaping from new would be assassins, runs out into the street and is nearly run over by a speeding DeLorean.  The door pops open, revealing Doc Brown.  He yells to Desmond, "Desmond, my boy, get in!"

Desmond jumps in and he and the Doc speed down an alley that reveals itself to be a dead end.  Desmond panicks, "Doc, we're out of road!"

Doc looks over to him, cool as a cucumber, "Roads?  Where we're going we don't need roads..."

The DeLorean takes off into the air and upon hitting the sweet spot of 88 mph disapears.

*queue Alan Silvestri's iconic score*

Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

03/01/2012 at 10:53 AM

That sounds like the best explination I could've gotten. Hell, I haven't even seen those movies. *shock and awe*

Jesse Miller Staff Writer

03/01/2012 at 01:31 PM

Just when I thought that Ubisoft couldn't do anything dumber than releasing another Assassin's Creed just a year after the last they go and do something like this...and totally redeem themselves!

Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

03/01/2012 at 05:07 PM

Dumb and Dumber reference?

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

03/02/2012 at 05:27 PM

Don't let him pee on you.

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