Assassin’s Creed III to release October 30, set during American Revolution according to leaked imaged
Ubisoft confirms the next Assassin’s Creed title will release October 30, images appear of American Revolution setting
Ubisoft investor’s call confirms Assassin’s Creed III will release October 30, new images of American Revolution and lead character appear
Last year’s Assassin’s Creed title – Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – came out in late 2011 but in early 2012 Ubisoft have confirmed the third main title in the franchise – Assassin’s Creed III – will be releasing on October 30. III will be the first Assassin’s Creed title to release outside of November, though continues the annual tradition of releases.
On the investors call the game was also confirmed to have been in development for three years. Yves Guillemot, a founding brother of the company, described Assassin’s Creed III as “the biggest launch in Ubisoft’s history.”
While Ubisoft didn’t confirm the next location of Assassin’s Creed III, other sources have. First, a Facebook teaser page from Ubisoft showed a single image with a landscape ridden with bullet holes and scattered barbed wire. Second, though, and more importantly, a Best Buy employee has e-mailed Kotaku with images of the next Assassin’s Creed protagonist and when the game will apparently be revealed to the public.
The Best Buy employee’s first image suggest that the reveal of the game will take place on or around March 5, which will include pre-orders bonuses.
The second image appears to show a native American lead character, with the American flag behind him. In the image we can see the character holding a pistol and a tomahawk in either hand, with a bow and arrow on his back.
This image also lines up with a recently-leaked image on Game Informer that was uploaded across the Internet. The banner type image, perhaps planned to go live during the reveal of Assassin’s Creed III along with another Game Informer exclusive, clearly shows the name of the game. Along with the text there are two images of the Assassin character, one where he is next to George Washington and a close-up of the characters head showing an an engraving on his hood. The Game Informer banner also says to ‘Visit the hub,’ suggesting there will be more information and a dedicated area to the game at some point.