[Rumor] Assassin's Creed III's Character Art Revealed?

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Guild McCommunist, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Guild McCommunist
    OP

    Member Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,151
    Location:
    The Danger Zone
    Country:
    United States
    [​IMG]

    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.



    :arrow: Source
     


  2. Eerpow

    Member Eerpow *swoosh*

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,069
    Location:
    ERROR!
    Country:
    Sweden
    Looks legit, seriously it does.

    Great to see them expanding the series by changing location and time frame.
     
  3. FireGrey

    Member FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,916
    Country:
    Australia
    Well I am studying America at the moment, but this will be released way after I finish.
    Time to watch more people from my year act like Assassin's..... The sad part is that I'm in year 11.....
     
  4. FireGrey

    Member FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,916
    Country:
    Australia
    I just found another rumor which suggests that it will be announced on the 5th of March.
    http://wiiublog.com/blog/2012/3/1/assassins-creed-3-to-be-announced-for-the-wii-u-on-march-5th.html
    Based on the official facebook page saying "big announcement a few days away" and that a few generally means 3 unless they used the word in a different way.
     
  5. Satangel

    Member Satangel BEAST

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,255
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Country:
    Belgium
    Epic art, that's for sure. I'm busy with AC 2, it's entertaining as hell and they definitely learned a lot from the mistakes they made in AC 1. I'm curious what they'll do with the bulletaction, they can't handle it the same as with arrows.
    Hopefully it's on PC at launch too, wouldn't like to wait too long for this :P
     
  6. AlanJohn

    Member AlanJohn くたばれ

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2011
    Messages:
    3,425
    Location:
    Canada,New Jersey
    Country:
    Ukraine
    Assassins Creed III: Revolution.
     
  7. Rock Raiyu

    Member Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,066
    Location:
    Walking the path of heaven
    Country:
    United States
    I think its suppose to be announced today via Game Informer. I may be wrong though.

    Anyway, I'm excited. I still haven't played Revelations yet, I really should get on that. And playing as a Native American during the American Revolution is a different change of pace for the series.
     
  8. ComplicatioN

    Member ComplicatioN Broken Barriers

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2008
    Messages:
    844
    Location:
    Thousand Sunny
    Country:
    Australia
    This is going to be interesting.

    Also where is the hidden blade? His braces look too tight to actually fit one in there.
     
  9. 4-leaf-clover

    Member 4-leaf-clover SHSL LUCKSTER :/

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Messages:
    416
    Location:
    That place you call ''Home''
    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looks awesome! The art is just Epic :)

    It will be a big change to play as a native american in the american revolution too.
    Anyways i can't wait for the reveal.
     
  10. soliunasm

    Member soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    315
    Country:
    United States
    Look at his right arm, that looks big enough to hide the blade. The left one doesn't look like it could hold anything though, maybe a poison shooter or something.

    I'm worried about this though, Desmond is going to play a bigger part, so I'm wondering if they're going to rework the shooting portion of the game or not, unless they banned guns in the year 2000.
     
  11. FireGrey

    Member FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    3,916
    Country:
    Australia
    I guess I'm the only one that sees the hidden blade on his left arm.
    It looks like the one Desmund uses.
     
  12. soliunasm

    Member soliunasm GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    315
    Country:
    United States
    Actually, looking closer you can see both his arms have hidden blades.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. MegaAce™

    Member MegaAce™ Steal back your future.

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,698
    Country:
    Germany
    I can see it too. :D

    It also seems like there will still be arrows, as he carries a quiver on his back.
     
  14. Dimensional

    Member Dimensional GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    Messages:
    464
    Location:
    Texas
    Country:
    United States
    I remember reading somewhere that Ubisoft did a public poll asking where AC3 should be, and most of the votes were for Egypt. This conflicts with that, so it's hard to discern which one is fact and which is fiction. I can understand they'd want to have the past in this game too, since the AC series is centered around Desmond and the Animus. You can't have a good AC game without having the Animus, but from what I can tell, either history location will be used for Animus required events, while at the same time I get the feeling they will also have Desmond do a lot of things outside the Animus now. I believe AC3 will have equal use of another historical assassin and Desmond, using the Animus to figure out the past of a location, and Desmond to unlock it now.

    Either way, I seriously hope this will be a kick ass game, even though we lost Ezio and now have to like another ancestor. Ubisoft really raised the bar with the Ezio story arc.
     
  15. shakirmoledina

    Member shakirmoledina Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2004
    Messages:
    6,611
    Location:
    Dar es Salaam
    Country:
    Tanzania
    they need to do something about the environment and atmosphere of the game. revelations was quite dull and the environment felt a little quiet and gloomy rather than the awesome AC2 florence or even ACB rome.
    i just hope there are new gameplay elements and techniques.

    I am a really great fan of AC and i cant say any has been okay (as they all have been good) but it seems to be dying since the gameplay seems to hv repeated itself a lot from ACB to ACR.

    then again, the topic is about the image and i must say that at least this time, no italian accent throughout. also i dont see any special weapon in there.

    look at the bottom right part of the image above, looks like a ubisoft symbol AND YES its not the chinese girl from embers.
     
  16. Valwin

    Banned Valwin The Neautral Gamer

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,084
    Location:
    Puertorico
    Country:
    United States
    nice thats the best setting ever i was sick of europe
     
  17. Klx5

    Newcomer Klx5 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    Chicago
    Country:
    United States
    if the game is really set in the American revolution, what is he going to climb? trees? there wasn't any big structures at the time.
     
  18. DarkCrudus

    Member DarkCrudus The Ghost

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    972
    Location:
    Minnesota
    Country:
    United States
    From AC's Facebook page

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
    1 person likes this.
  19. Guild McCommunist
    OP

    Member Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,151
    Location:
    The Danger Zone
    Country:
    United States
    Also any site that is (consolename)blog.com is terrible.

    EDIT: But this new setting definitely opens up a lot of opportunities. Revolutionary era America had its cities and stuff but they certainly weren't as large as the European ones of past Assassin's Creed games. Plus the whole "Native American" vibe suggests something more outdoorsy and open. I'm thinking there might be a camouflage mechanic ala MGS3 and freeclimbing could be expanded to trees and such.

    Whatever it is, perhaps it'll provide some need revitalization to a franchise which is almost hitting the "dry" phase. Brotherhood was excellent and added some new (and interesting) mechanics but I've heard Revelations is much of the same. I'm guessing this drastic new setting will provide some interesting new stealth tactics and weaponry to use.
     
  20. rehevkor

    Member rehevkor GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Messages:
    420
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    DarkCrudus beat me to it, but they're trying to beat the link by posting the box art on Facebook. Roll on the announcement.. and hopefully a trailer.
     

Share This Page