Assassin's Creed 3 first gameplay trailer debuts

Ubisoft has released the first official gameplay trailer for Assassin's Creed 3, giving glimpses of traversal, some introspective story bits, and plenty of dead Redcoats.

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We've heard quite a bit about Assassin's Creed 3, from its new protagonist and setting to the new tools we'll be able to use for efficient kills. But seeing is believing, as the saying goes, and a new trailer weaves gameplay into story details on Connor's internal struggles with belonging.

Being a trailer for an Assassin's Creed game, of course, that quiet solitude and introspection is punctuated by lots and lots of stabbing. Connor tears through about a dozen Redcoats like tissue paper, meets an angry bear, and traverses the wilderness and Colonial cities. Check out the trailer below.

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    May 10, 2012 9:30 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Assassin's Creed 3 first gameplay trailer debuts.

    Ubisoft has released the first official gameplay trailer for Assassin's Creed 3, giving glimpses of traversal, some introspective story bits, and plenty of dead Redcoats.

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      May 10, 2012 9:59 AM

      So far, just from what I can see in the trailer, this looks like the shot in the arm the franchise needed. I mean, it really looks spectacular. Trees > Buildings any day.

      Now, I am however, a bit worried about the nationalistic rhetoric. Connor is half Native American, from what I understand. This is a touchy subject, like many historical and ethnic representations in media can be, but I wonder how much Ubisoft will explore the complex of otherness in the context of an indigenous struggle against colonization. The whole liberty bit however, made me a bit weary, considering it was BOTH the American and European nations that sought to assimilate and exterminate the indigenous population. Genocidal backdrops in fiction are always interesting, but it actually happened. Just some food for thought.

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        May 10, 2012 10:05 AM

        I'm sure he'll be hitting the peace pipe and going on spirit journeys between levels, while he dances around a teepee with a headdress

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      May 10, 2012 10:03 AM

      cautiously optimistic

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      May 10, 2012 10:14 AM

      Bears walk up to this shit! <- Trailer spoiler I guess.

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      May 10, 2012 11:29 AM

      Holly shit seriously that was awesome, I can not wait to play this, that trailer was very well made too.

      Pimp.

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      May 10, 2012 11:35 AM

      Great setting and graphics. The opening shot in the snow and trees is crazy detailed.

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      May 10, 2012 11:54 AM

      pretty impressive, I am excite

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      May 10, 2012 11:56 AM

      Whats the lowdown on PC co-op prospects? Anybody have any info on that beast, because it's the single ray of light for purchase with my best friend.

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        May 10, 2012 11:58 AM

        I mean, the strongest of many rays.

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          May 10, 2012 12:01 PM

          Based on Ubisoft's previous track record with Splinter Cell 3 I'd say you should expect co-op to ship with gamebreaking bugs that prevent you from connecting to any lobbies, which will be patched 6 months after everyone has stopped playing the game.

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            May 10, 2012 6:49 PM

            I like how their "track record" includes one game that came out 7 years ago.

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      May 10, 2012 5:33 PM

      OH MAN It looks so good just like the first 4 games I can't wait to do the same shit again a fifth time.

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        May 10, 2012 5:43 PM

        WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CHANGED THE ENTIRE SETTING AND LAYOUT?! ALL LOOKS THE SAME

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        May 12, 2012 2:03 PM

        I can't wait to read another of your shitty posts for the hundredth time

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      May 10, 2012 6:02 PM

      i can't wait for ass. creed 8: set in nyc on 9/11