Assassin's Creed III

PC, PS3, XB360, WIIU / Action / Release: Nov 20, 2012 / ESRB: M

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Ubisoft recommends gamepad for Assassin's Creed 3 PC

Ubisoft recommends gamepad for Assassin's Creed 3 PC

Assassin's Creed 3 has earned some goodwill, even after the sour taste left by the series' annual semi-sequels. PC players might be sad, though, to learn that Ubisoft isn't optimizing the experience for mouse and keyboard controls.

Read more: 'I don't see us investing hugely in a mouse and keyboard setup' »

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Assassin's Creed 3 Wii U controller features detailed

Assassin's Creed 3 Wii U controller features detailed

Like the Wii before it, the Wii U has a fancy controller which encourages developers to add unique functionality. Unlike the Wii, though, the Wii U will have enough muscle to run games like Assassin's Creed III. Add that all together, and you have special features for the Wii U touchscreen controller in AC3, which have now been revealed a little more.

Read more: 'Eagle Vision' for the touch screen »

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Assassin's Creed 4 could go further back in time

Assassin's Creed 4 could go further back in time

The Assassin's Creed series has followed a fairly familiar pattern of jumping forward a few hundred years with each numbered installment. Now that Assassin's Creed 3 is hitting the American Revolution, that pattern leaves a relatively short window before we hit modern day. Ubisoft assures, though, that future games may go back in time to earlier points in history.

Read more: 'It's all based on lineage and DNA' »

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Rumor: Assassin's Creed 3 to have online co-op

Rumor: Assassin's Creed 3 to have online co-op

After a few annualized spin-off sequels, it's fair to ask what will set Assassin's Creed 3 apart to reinvigorate the franchise. "Sure," you say, "it has a new setting and hero and animations and a graphical upgrade and tree traversal, but what else?" Well, Mr. Hard-to-Please, how about online co-op?

Read more: Reported Microsoft leak leads to rumors »

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Assassin's Creed 3 trailer gives us a peek into the Revolution

Assassin's Creed 3 trailer gives us a peek into the Revolution

Finally, after days of rumors and leaks, Ubisoft has finally released the first video for Assassin's Creed 3. As previously reported, the game takes place during the American Revolution. You assume the role of a new assassin--"a Native American warrior" that "fights to protect his land and his people." In this debut trailer, you'll see the game's massive new environment, and how Ratohnhaké:ton (aka Connor) will use the trees and the wilderness to his advantage.

Watch: The Assassin's Creed revolution »

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Rumor: Assassin's Creed 3's map is 50% bigger than Brotherhood's, spans thirty years

Rumor: Assassin's Creed 3's map is 50% bigger than Brotherhood's, spans thirty years

The hits just keep on coming for Assassin's Creed 3. Leaks confirmed its setting yesterday, and we got a first glimpse at screenshots today. Another leak--this time from an early Game Informer article--reveals much more about the trilogy's new assassin, and how he will interact with history in our nation's founding decades.

Read more: The story of our new assassin »

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Assassin's Creed 3 screenshots leak

Assassin's Creed 3 screenshots leak

Now that the cat has cut its way out of the proverbial bag (with wrist-blades, no doubt), we know for certain that Assassin's Creed 3 will take place during the American Revolution. That's raised its fair share of questions, most of them revolving around how this new assassin will traverse his way around the cities before many big cities exist. The answer might lie in a batch of screenshots that have leaked today.

Read more: Guerrilla combat in the trees? »

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Assassin's Creed 3 to take place during the American Revolution

Assassin's Creed 3 to take place during the American Revolution

[UPDATE: Since the time of our initial post, Ubisoft has released the official box-art for Assassin's Creed 3, which confirms that the game will indeed take place during the American Revolution. New image added, at the end of the article.]

Assassin's Creed 3 has been announced in name only. Fans have been speculating wildly what the next setting in Ubisoft's stabbing adventures will be. It appears Desmond's final story will take place in America--during the American Revolution.

While unconfirmed, a series of leaked images reveal the new setting. This promotional image captured by Kotaku shows an 18th century Assassin in front of ye olde American colonial flag. The site speculates that the character will be half-Native American.

Read more: More compelling evidence »

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Assassin's Creed 3 coming October 30

Assassin's Creed 3 coming October 30

Ubisoft has made no secret that Assassin's Creed will be an annualized franchise. This year's iteration of the game is supposed to mark the end of Desmond's story, due to a 2012 apocalypse predicted within the franchise lore.

"In Assassin's Creed we set up a timeline with this whole end of the world plot of December 2012," Ubisoft's Alexandre Amacio explained. "That's fast approaching, and the story we have to tell, we obviously need to do it before we arrive at that point."

Read more: 'The true next generation' »

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