Ubisoft Unveils New Trailer for Assassin’s Creed III

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Goodbye Ezio; hello Ratohnhaké:ton. The unpronounceable hero of Assassin’s Creed III kills plenty of Redcoats in the trailer released by Ubisoft, which today revealed several details about the upcoming game set in Colonial America.

Assassin’s Creed III will hit stores on October 30, 2012 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. The game is also in development for Nintendo’s much anticipated new console the Wii U.

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In the game, Ratohnhaké:ton, who also goes by the more inconspicuous name of Connor, is a half-Native American, half-British killer looking to continue the franchise’s convoluted plot involving time travel and a longstanding feud between Assassins and Templars.

This time, you’ll get to practice your wall-climbing, backstabbing ways during the Revolutionary War, with the open style of gameplay letting you venture through Colonial towns and body-strewn battlefields, complete with historical figures such as George Washington.

Ubisoft is calling this the “biggest, most ambitious” title in the company’s history, which, hyperbole aside, should guarantee more hours of gameplay than the franchise’s other already expansive titles. Those who pre-order the game at Best Buy, GameStop or Amazon will get a collectible case with artwork from Alex Ross, the comic book artist most famous for his series Marvels.

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