Assassin's Creed 3 coming October 30

Assassin's Creed 3 has been announced and dated.

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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."

Fans have been looking for clues on where the next Assassin's Creed game may take place. Rumors suggest the American Revolution.

However, all will be revealed in the not-too-distant future. According to Kotaku, Ubisoft has announced an October 30th release date for this year's release. "Assassin's Creed 3 is the true next generation of both the Assassin's Creed brand and interactive entertainment/storytelling in general," Joystiq caught Yves Guillemot saying.

A first look at how Desmond's narrative will wrap up is likely to come in Assassin's Creed Revelations DLC, leaked this morning.

From The Chatty
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    February 15, 2012 10:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Assassin's Creed 3 coming October 30.

    Assassin's Creed 3 has been announced and dated.

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      February 15, 2012 10:01 AM

      OH. SNAP.

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      February 15, 2012 10:04 AM

      As long as it's more polished than Revelations. Game was still fun, but it definitely suffered due to the schedule.

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        February 15, 2012 10:05 AM

        Agreed. It was still good, but I didn't dive nearly as deep into it as I had the previous games.

        All in all though, I'm going to miss Ezio. :D

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        February 15, 2012 10:08 AM

        Yeah, agreed. I was so psyched for Revelations, that I barely cared that Skyward Sword was coming out 5 days later.

        As it turned out, I got home exhausted after a 5 hour drive, decided to play some SS to unwind, and ended up staying awake for a total of 40 hours because I got hooked.

        Can't say the same for Revelations, unfortunately.

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        February 15, 2012 10:20 AM

        I couldn't get over how Desmond and Ezio looked like completely different people. Ezio was older sure but he looked like someone else.

        www.ashke.org/images/ezioh.jpg

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          February 15, 2012 10:22 AM

          Yeah, that was a stupid idea.

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          February 15, 2012 10:25 AM

          yep. this is extremely distracting and a major reason i haven't played it yet.

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          February 15, 2012 10:27 AM

          Yeah the Desmond thing really threw me off. Wasn't sure why they completely changed the way he looked.

          Ezio was just old, and seemed relevant to me.

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            February 15, 2012 10:29 AM

            yeh, it was justifiable in the case of Ezio who has aged, but it's been like, five minutes for Ezio.

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              February 15, 2012 10:29 AM

              er, for Desmond

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              February 15, 2012 10:33 AM

              Well, Revelations started only a few years after Ezio tossed Cesare off the wall. Not long enough to justify...whatever the hell he turned into.

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          February 15, 2012 10:35 AM

          Each game they become more Italian.

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          February 15, 2012 10:48 AM

          I always thought the whole thing where Altair, Desmond, and Ezio looked exactly the same was fucking dumb.
          Perhaps this is preparation for a female protagonist in AC3

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        February 15, 2012 10:46 AM

        I thought Revelations was hell of polished. Definitely more so than Brotherhood.

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          February 15, 2012 10:55 AM

          I couldn't disagree more. In all sorts of ways from the extraneous tower defense minigame to just general glitchiness Revelations really showed its rushed schedule.

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            February 15, 2012 11:04 AM

            Bombs also added nothing to the game because combat was still entirely too easy. The story was the worst aspect about the game though. That and the lack of really indepth exploration dungeons.

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          February 15, 2012 11:02 AM

          No way man.

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          February 15, 2012 11:05 AM

          It felt polished in some areas, and rougher than single-ply toilet paper in others.
          Don't know if this falls under 'polish' or not, but goddamn, sometimes I absolutely hated navigating Constantinople due to HUGE WALLS in Galata and other places.
          Of course, Rome's damned hills were even worse. Probably why I got sick of Rome.

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      February 15, 2012 10:09 AM

      Ass^3

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      February 15, 2012 10:16 AM

      guess i better hurry up and play Revelations already.

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        February 15, 2012 10:29 AM

        Right? Stupid game devs making me play games I like.

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          February 15, 2012 10:29 AM

          but they compete! DAMN YOU SKYRIM

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            February 15, 2012 10:36 AM

            I don't even play Skyrim and DAMN YOU SKYRIM applies because my jerk wife is a snowberry hoarder.

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      February 15, 2012 11:02 AM

      ASS3: More Ass

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      February 15, 2012 11:06 AM

      They should wait and release it next to AC4.
      ASS 2 ASS

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      February 15, 2012 12:36 PM

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      February 15, 2012 4:09 PM

      so sick of the main character..and that dumb pic of him on the story cover.

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      February 15, 2012 4:41 PM

      so burnt out on this series, no interest in playing it anymore

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      February 15, 2012 5:22 PM

      AC2 was my favorite by far. It's still been good, but downhill from there. The varied locations, sweep of the story etc. It was a little poignant for me each time a few years passed and he was somewhere else

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      February 15, 2012 7:20 PM

      After the POS that Revelation was im going to hesitate to get this. I loved AC2, and Brotherhood, but AC Rev was junk. No dungeon levels. I loved those from AC2 and Brotherhood. Hell I had Assassin Armour by the 3rd chapter. The story was too short, the chapters seemed to be 1 or 2 missions it that was it. Bombs added nothing to the game. I didnt get deep into this as I did for Ac2 and Brotherhood. I bought Rev on release and played 2 hours and said meh and didnt touch it till 2 weeks ago when I was bored and didnt have anything else to do. Ending was cool but just didnt have the same feeling Brotherhood or AC2 did.

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        February 15, 2012 7:22 PM

        I think "diluted" is the best word to describe that game.

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        February 15, 2012 7:23 PM

        it suffered from some scope creep of having to add stuff that didn't fit. and I guess people thought the timed dungeons were too hard or something?

        I think if they hone it back down to AC2 and focus on combat it will be GREAT. less bombs, less tower defense. get back to smooth silky hiding among courtesans and shanking people with fast acting poisons.

        BUT, we don't know what time period it will be. who knows, maybe AC3 will have railguns.

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          February 15, 2012 8:31 PM

          Im not to fond of the rail guns I like the old feeling the game has. I wouldnt mind AC1 time period ( dark ages), AC2 dungons, AC2/ Bro story and no god dam tower defense. I like sending my assassins on missions. I would also like more than 1 city. Where were my horses!

          They better not make AC3 bad. This pushing a game out every year like COD and thoses are getting old fast. I dont mind a game every year, but make it worth my money. AC rev was the first AC I didnt feel I got my moneys worth out of. Yes the SP was 15-20 hours long but the Mp is just boring.

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      February 16, 2012 4:51 AM

      I get doing the whole Ezio trilogy inside a trilogy with yearly releases and
      I love AC, it knew how to put it's hooks in me but I gotta say I've only been able to handle throwing in a few minutes of playtime here and there with Revelations before I get bored. I guess I'm starting to feel a little burnt out with AC....

      It might have had 3 years in development unlike the yearly Ezio games but releasing it one year after Revelations is a mistake, so I guess I'll just pick it up in 2013 when it's dirt cheap.

      Usually I'd be a more excited but this news makes me sigh.

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      February 16, 2012 8:06 AM

      I'm calling it: Assassin's Cr3ed.

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