The "Assassin's Creed III" Discussion Thread

BohemianMattBohemianMatt Headliner
edited December 2012 in Less Rokk More Talk
First trailer

Ubisoft's media sites unveiled Assassin's Creed III earlier this week. They reported that Ubisoft has been working on this title for three years now. A release date of October 30th, 2012, is already in place.

Original release info from Game Informer.

An interesting take by Now Gamer.

February 29: Kotaku article showing possibly leaked image of the new assassin.

March 1: GameInformer March cover set to feature Assassin's Creed III and box art reveal.

March 5: Reveal Trailer

June 8: "Frontier" Gameplay (Commentary version)
"Naval Warfare" Gameplay

June 13: Assassin's Creed III Liberation, a full title for the PSVita, also set during the revolution, featuring a female protagonist.

July 2: Four new Videos! (Including Assassin's Creed III Liberation Trailer):
4th of July Trailer
Official E3 Cinematic Trailer (My personal favorite)
Marketplac Massacre Gameplay Video
ACIII:Liberation Trailer

August 23: Inside Assassin's Creed 3 (Four part making-of series):
Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4

September 6: New TV Trailer

October 4: PS3 players will get an exclusive one hour DLC for AC3, and all consoles will get The Tyranny of King George DLC. There will also be a season pass available that will include all the DLC for AC3 for a discount.

Newest trailer: Connor Story Trailer showing how he becomes an Assassin.

October 17: IGN's Making of Assassin's Creed III:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

October 23: Assassin's Creed III interactive trailer.

October 29: Final Launch Trailer

Updates to follow.

Comments

  • BulzeebBulzeeb Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    Assassin's Creed has been an awesome series. I'm glad Ezio's chapter has finished and we're on to someone new. I'm hoping Desmond has had enough mental training to have his own game in the present which should be the focus of AC III. Gotta wait and see...

    Oh yeah, was I the only one that thought, despite existing in the normal present time, the Templars would have more advanced technology besides the Animus, to give it more of a contrast between the past lives Desmond has lived through and the wave of the digital era of the present?

    Semi spoilers for AC II: Honestly, back at the end of AC II, I was kinda hoping the Templars would use some freaky awesome gadgets in trying to recapture Desmond. My mind's example just immediately thought of spheres that rolled out and transformed into cybernetic dogs or something.
  • BohemianMattBohemianMatt Headliner
    edited February 2012
    Hogan2000;4648240 said:
    I hate it when a company does this bruther. Why would the go assassin's creed 1 and 2 then switch it to brotherhood. Then Revalations. Now they're going back to numbering them again bruther.That Bull **** bruther. Either number them or give them a title dude.

    Because Assassin's Creed I, II and III all have different main characters. AC:Brotherhood and AC:Revelations were part of Ezio's story arc. AC3 will be a new assassin, thus meriting a number title.

    Since AC1, Ubisoft said that there would be three main installments to Desmond's story, focusing on several different assassins.

    The same logic can be a applied to Final Fantasy, Mortal Combat, Resident Evil, Halo, and even Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited February 2012
    Well, I won't be in the United States when this comes out, but I'll make sure to get it when I come back around Christmastime (or as a Christmas gift). Either that, or get my brother to pre-order it for me and give him the money.
  • JBlack240JBlack240 Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    Shouldn't this be the last game? At least for Desmond anyway considering the story revolves around the end of 2012.
  • BohemianMattBohemianMatt Headliner
    edited February 2012
    JBlack240;4648485 said:
    Shouldn't this be the last game? At least for Desmond anyway considering the story revolves around the end of 2012.

    Should be the end of Desmond's story, yes. But Ubisoft has not-so-subtly admitted that they could make any number of spin-off titles.
  • kiggidykevkiggidykev Thinks about pandas
    edited February 2012
    Cautiously optimistic here. I liked AC1, adored AC2, and then (although their gameplay was much more refined) had a hard time enjoying the stories of both AC: Brotherhood and AC: Revelations. I still enjoyed the latter two for what they were, but it felt like all three of them were really the same game divided into three discs.

    At least Revelations gave me a lot of closure with Ezio and Altair. I'm just looking forward to hopefully playing as a new character for a change.
  • ThatAuthoringGroupThatAuthoringGroup Numero Uno Super **** Fanboy #1
    edited February 2012
    Revolutionary war Native American assassin.

    Interesting.
  • BohemianMattBohemianMatt Headliner
    edited February 2012
    Just read that too! I'll post the Kotaku article in the OP.
  • DrowGamer77DrowGamer77 Serious Business
    edited February 2012
    I'm into this, big time. Kev and I share the opinion of the series; I loved AC 2 , greatly enjoyed Brotherhood, and haven't played Revelations yet. I like Ezio's character and story, so I don't mind the extension of it across three games (thanks Gamefly)

    New character and timeline will be dope.
  • BulzeebBulzeeb Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    I just realized the tomahawk is shaped like the Assassin logo.
  • JBlack240JBlack240 Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
  • BulzeebBulzeeb Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
  • JBlack240JBlack240 Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    I can already say this is going to be an instant buy.
  • MostSpartan14MostSpartan14 Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    Bulzeeb;4660194 said:
    I just realized the tomahawk is shaped like the Assassin logo.

    Wow, nice find!

    I'm so excited for this. I'm a HUGE history buff, especially American history. This will be awesome. Even though I was pretty much expecting this setting, I wasn't expecting the Native American thing at all. That should be an interesting twist. I can't wait to see what Ubisoft has in store for this. There's so much potential here; from the characters (Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, etc.) to even other settings as well. I'm crossing my fingers for a French Revolution cameo, or even a French Revolution spin-off a la Brotherhood and Revelations.
  • MoonageDaydreamMoonageDaydream Opening Act
    edited March 2012
    Yearly titles will suffer in the longrun then again Ubi just wants to milk the franchise as other yearly titles do...
  • BulzeebBulzeeb Road Warrior
    edited March 2012
    MoonageDaydream;4660286 said:
    Yearly titles will suffer in the longrun then again Ubi just wants to milk the franchise as other yearly titles do...
    Brotherhood was Milking.
    Revelations was Milking.

    Actually moving forward with the series with a new time frame and main character =/= Milking.
  • BulzeebBulzeeb Road Warrior
    edited March 2012
    Alternate Game Cover?

    PS3 version

    (Be a nice change of pace compared to just the main character facing us.)
  • BohemianMattBohemianMatt Headliner
    edited March 2012
    Glad to hear that this month's GameInformer will feature AC3.
  • edited March 2012
    Even though I think Revelations isn't nearly as good as Brotherhood or AC2, I'm still optimistic about this and looking forward to it.

    I do hope they bring back the puzzle glyphs and scrap the awful first person bits and tower defense nonsense, though.
  • BulzeebBulzeeb Road Warrior
    edited March 2012
    BohemianMatt;4661014 said:
    Glad to hear that this month's GameInformer will feature AC3.
    Both covers look amazing, but I'll be thrilled if I receive the limited edition cover.

    EDIT -
    Der_Lex;4661020 said:
    tower defense nonsense
    Pretty much why I haven't played Revelations to this day.
  • edited March 2012
    Bulzeeb;4661027 said:

    Pretty much why I haven't played Revelations to this day.

    I the game's defense: if you don't go nuts when the Templar awareness meter is full, you'll have to play the minigame exactly once in the entire game. Still makes it unnecessary.

    The first person sections, though, are absolutely terrible, and feel a lot less optional because you'll miss out on a lot of backstory if you skip them. I'm still flabbergasted that Ubi thought it would be a good idea to create a DLC package that consists only of the absolute worst part of the game.
  • BohemianMattBohemianMatt Headliner
    edited March 2012
    I thought the tower defense wasn't that bad. In the AC:R thread, I seemed to be the only one who thought so though. I only lost once, after all.

    As for the FPS Desmond sections, I though they were great in concept, but I didn't think it was possible for a game developer to F-up FPS controls so bad in this day and age. They felt like Desmond was loaded up on painkillers and walking around in maple syrup.
  • edited March 2012
    BohemianMatt;4661061 said:

    As for the FPS Desmond sections, I though they were great in concept, but I didn't think it was possible for a game developer to F-up FPS controls so bad in this day and age. They felt like Desmond was loaded up on painkillers and walking around in maple syrup.

    That and the theme for the actual level design seemed to be 'come on, guys, I knew that if we try very hard, we can make these levels look even blander!' Minimalism can lead to beautiful aesthetics, but that's certainly not the case here.

    Revelations isn't all bad, though. I like the fact that I can do all the optional stuff pretty much from the get-go. I'm not even done with DNA section 2 yet and I already have a master assassin in almost every den. And the ziplines and the classic bsic gameplay are certainly fun. But overall it seems a bit... uninspired, both in terms of gameplay and in terms of the aesthetics (Constantinople doesn't seem to have nearly as much character as it could have). That and I'm not a big fan of some of the retconning that's been going on.

    I've heard, though, that a lot of people on the AC2 team have worked on AC3 while other teams did Brotherhood/Revelations. If so, it might be the breath of fresh air the series needs. As I said, i'm really looking forward to it.
  • edited March 2012
    BohemianMatt;4661061 said:

    As for the FPS Desmond sections, I though they were great in concept, but I didn't think it was possible for a game developer to F-up FPS controls so bad in this day and age. They felt like Desmond was loaded up on painkillers and walking around in maple syrup.

    That and the theme for the actual level design seemed to be 'come on, guys, I knew that if we try very hard, we can make these levels look even blander!' Minimalism can lead to beautiful aesthetics, but that's certainly not the case here.

    Revelations isn't all bad, though. I like the fact that I can do all the optional stuff pretty much from the get-go. I'm not even done with DNA section 2 yet and I already have a master assassin in almost every den. And the ziplines and the classic bsic gameplay are certainly fun. But overall it seems a bit... uninspired, both in terms of gameplay and in terms of the aesthetics (Constantinople doesn't seem to have nearly as much character as it could have). That and I'm not a big fan of some of the retconning that's been going on.

    I've heard, though, that a lot of people on the AC2 team have worked on AC3 while other teams did Brotherhood/Revelations. If so, it might be the breath of fresh air the series needs. As I said, i'm really looking forward to it.
  • HeyRilesHeyRiles Besse's Girl
    edited March 2012
    I just realized that this game implies that Desmond's ancestors from Italy migrated to the Americas at some point and bumped uglies with the Native Americans
  • edited March 2012
    HeyRiles;4661182 said:
    I just realized that this game implies that Desmond's ancestors from Italy migrated to the Americas at some point and bumped uglies with the Native Americans

    Let's take a look at the AC timeline, shall we?

    1488 - Ezio loses Apple of Eden to Savonarola.

    1489-1493 - No information on where Ezio is at this moment in time.

    1494 - Ezio shows up again in Italy.


    Real world timeline:

    1492 - Columbus arrives in the Americas.

    1494 - First known cases of syphilis in Italy.

    Coincidence? I THINK NOT.
  • HeyRilesHeyRiles Besse's Girl
    edited March 2012
    Whelp, I laughed out loud
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited March 2012
    Wasn't there a game on the PSP or something where Ezio went to the Americas? Or is that not canon?

    As for the den defense thing in Revelations, I found it frustrating but oddly challenging, as well. I don't know, I only played the mini-game once or twice and I got that "don't use the cannon" achievement or whatever it was. That was all I wanted to get out of den defense; mission accomplished.
  • BulzeebBulzeeb Road Warrior
    edited March 2012
    clashcityrocker10;4661295 said:
    Wasn't there a game on the PSP or something where Ezio went to the Americas? Or is that not canon?

    The only one on PSP I can remember is Bloodlines, but that was Altair
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