If the image above is any indication, apparently Assassin's Creed III will be set in the American Revolution, confirming quite a few rumors about the mysterious sequel.
The art shows an Ezio-looking descendent, carrying a Native American style axe and an American Revolution era pistol. The obvious American flag in the background also helps tie this all together.
This image is allegedly leaked by a Best Buy employee. There's been no word from Ubisoft on the matter, but given the quality of the art and rumors about the American Revolution setting, this seems like a rather plausible conclusion. Ubisoft has also announced that a "major announcement" will be coming next Monday. Could it possibly be an official reveal?
An October 30th release has already be confirmed for the third installment of Assassin's Creed, with the Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC being the platforms.