Assassin's Creed III (coming end October, pre-order now!)





Assassin's Creed III is coming! It is the fifth major installment in the popular Assassin's Creed franchise, and the third numbered title, directly following on from Assassin's Creed: Revelations. It is the hugest game ever undertaken by its developers, Ubisoft, and has been in production since January 2010. Powered by Ubisoft's customized game engine, Anvil Next, the game is bigger than any of its predecessors (just one of the maps in this third title is 1.5 times bigger than the entire game of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood) and will be releasing on PC (Microsoft Windows), Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 at the end of October. Shortly after that, it will hit Wii U.

The Anvil Next advanced technology game engine, which creates living and breathing landscapes populated by humans and wildlife on an unprecedented scale, also enables our hero (new Assassin - Connor, in this case) to interact seamlessly (employing thousands of animations such as traversing monkey-like through trees) with this dynamic world. Assassin's Creed III also features a smart weather system, centering around three main vicinities - New York, Boston and the Frontier, where a seasonal system replicates the game in Winter (snow) or Summertime greenery (where the living is definitely NOT easy). The game is an interactive mix of action and history, taking you back to the American Revolution, teaching you some major history lessons, and placing you in the Native American assassin's shoes (or moccasins rather), of Ratohnhake:ton (what?) - His friends and enemies just call him Connor - an ancestor linked to Desmond Miles (from previous Assassin's Creed games). Much easier! This title is also the first to include major firearm usage, includes many new gameplay elements (such as hunting and dual wielding of weaponry), and returns with the much vaunted multiplayer system which has been heavily upgraded to deliver an awesome online experience.

Storyline/Plot

The game is set between the years of 1753 and 1783 (30 years in Connor's life) during the American Revolution, and players take on roles in the war between Assassins and Templars, fighting for justice and liberty against tyranny and oppression. You take on the role of Connor Kenway (English Father, Native American Mother, raised by Mohawks) who enters the fray when his home is assaulted by colonialists. (Those bloody colonialists! Will they never learn?). History lessons include "The Great Fire of New York" and "Valley Forge" while historical stops include Lexington, Connor's Mohawk village and Concord. Connor also interacts with many historical figures including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, King George III, Charles Lee and Thomas Jefferson.

Assassin's Creed III's massive scale is a huge next-generation jump forward from the previous Assassin's Creed games, and we at Have2have are wondering if it will blow up our computers, Xboxes or Playstations. Go for it, Ratohnhake:ton !!!


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