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    Assassin's Creed III

    "For years now we've enjoyed the adventures of Ezio Auditore as he makes his way through the Italian Renaissance and Ottoman-controlled Constantinople. That story is over. Ever since the conclusion of Assassin's Creed II, a senior team of Ubisoft developers has been secretly toiling away on what comes next. That team aimed high, with plans to examine and rethink every element of the franchise from the ground up, build something new, and take a full three year development cycle to do it.

    The game that emerged is Assassin's Creed III. Set in the latter half of the 18th century, we'll see the war between the Templars and the Assassins escalate as it crosses over to the New World of America, and witness firsthand the events of the American Revolution. Caught in the conflict is a daring new hero in the Assassin's Creed franchise."
    -Gameinformer

    Gameinformer Article Details (from NeoGaf user Nirolak):

    -Want it to be a jumping on point for new players without losing touch with what longtime fans cherish most.

    -New hero called Connor/Ratohnhake:ton (pronounced Ra-doon-ha-gay-doo). He has an English father and Native American mother.

    -More details about the protagonist/scenarios: You will experience Conner's childhood on the American frontier as he is raised by the Mohawk. The Mohawk eventually clash with white colonists who burn their village down, causing Connor to dedicate his life to confront tyranny and injustice.

    -A new traversal approach that has players leaping and climbing trees and mountain cliffs.

    -Uses a new version of the Anvil engine that can "depict thousands of troops engaged in bloody battle" along with highly detailed face close-ups. They later imply that if they used version numbers, they would be like going from Anvil 1.0 -> Anvil 2.0 or something of that nature.

    -Judging by the images, the faces really are quite good.

    -Combat is focused on putting you on the offensive and based on speed/momentum.

    -The main character has thousands of new and unique animations (no carry over from other titles) to support the new combat system.

    -Character details:

    -George Washington: Interacting with Washington is one of the core relationships of the game.

    -Benjamin Franklin: He's not a convenient inventor a la Da Vinci.

    -Charles Lee: His role is a mystery.

    -The game is set between the years 1753-1783 and is centered
    around the cities of Boston and New York.

    -"It's not just going to a historical building now; it's going to a historical event."

    -Event examples: "You will see the great fire of New York. You will visit Valley Forge as a location that is currently occupied by Washington's forces. You will visit these places in the moment that they were important, and hopefully, experience the reason why we know where they are today. That's the goal."

    -Connor is in the heart of major battles, and they can now have a couple thousand guys on screen, whereas before it was capped at about 100.

    -The overall story is still centered around the Assassins versus the Templars and Connor's journey.

    -Not all the Colonists will be cast as good people, and not all the British will be cast as evil oppressors. They're trying to focus on how both the Assassins and Templars viewpoints exist in a gray morality as the Templars really believe they're saving the world.

    -The French and Native Americans will also feature in the game, as was probably really obvious.

    -The modern day stuff relates to that location in New York at the end of Revelations.

    -There will be all sorts of wilderness in the game referred to as the Frontier.

    -The map of the Frontier is 1.5 times bigger than the entire map of Brotherhood.

    -The Frontier is not empty like in Assassin's Creed 1, but features a third of the game's missions and gameplay content.

    -The Frontier also includes colonial settlements like Lexington and Concord and Connor's Mohawk village.

    -You can hunt animals for resources, and how you kill them effects your reward. A one hit kill on a bear gets you a much more valuable pelt than stabbing it eight times.

    -The wilderness traversal plays a big part in the gameplay in the Frontier, allowing you to use trees, cliffs, ledges, and more to set up kills and combat.

    -Connor does have a hidden blade.

    -The world changes as time passes, so a field where a battle happened in one year may just be a series of empty encampments a few months later.

    -The entire world will change with seasons, so the cities and the wilderness will all exist in both Summer and Winter settings.

    -In the winter, soldiers will move slowly and stumble about in the snow, and lakes and rivers will freeze over allowing you new terrain to work with. This gives Connor an extra advantage since he can still use the trees and wilderness pretty effectively during this time of year.

    -There are all sorts of clubs and groups who want you to join and give you quests. These are separate from the mission system. These clubs will contact you based on what you do in the game. For example, hunting a lot will get you an invitation to the hunting society.

    -There will be a goods based economy, a new property system, and more Desmond stuff.

    -There's going to be some new puzzle thing like the first person Tetris.

    -There's a new GUI known as Animus 3.0.

    -There's a new Animus database written by Shaun Hastings, who makes snarky comments about the British perspective of the war.

    -They're not unveiling anything about the multiplayer yet.

    -There will be more platforming levels.

    -Full synchronization returns, but with major tweaks. Missions have checkpoints, You also get significant rewards for doing these tasks instead of a 100%. "Imagine a leveling system in an RPG, except there's a finite amount of XP to find. The more in-sync you get, the more you fill your sync bar. Within each mission, each activity you complete has a value". You can replay everything to increase your score.

    -They imply there is something resembling the Brotherhood system of picking up fellow assassins.

    -Aligned groups are gone, but something new is replacing them in regards to factions. They don't say what.

    -There's a new notoriety system that is more hidden and doesn't penalize you for exploring risky areas.

    -The game has fast travel because the game has more traveling.

    -Don't expect more tower defense.

    -You can upgrade Connor's gear and costume as the game goes on in an attempt to make it feel more authentic.

    -The cities have a lot more subtle detail now in terms of ambient things that happen.

    -You can now leap over wagons or slide under obstacles, including navigating over and around moving objects. The free running stuff also has you jumping through windows to trees and then on top of church roofs. Basically, expect the free running stuff, but more fluid and presumably generally closer to the ground.

    -Connor enters battle with two weapons. The game uses the same controls in and out of battle.

    -The tomahawk and knife are a "constant presence" in battle. They also let you do double counters and multiple takedowns, and you can chain kills.

    -There's no more target locking, it just automatically detects your target. Counter/defense are the same button to prevent turtling.

    -You can use human shields and other context sensitive moves.

    -They want you to constantly move in battle.

    -There are lots of secondary attacks like the one shot pistol on the Y button.

    -There's a new dynamic camera to track the action and make it look as cinematic as possible.

    -There is a new sprinting system also, so you can hold the button to instantly turn around and start fleeing from combat. They also let you kill people while still moving so you can keep chasing a target. They kind of imply you can even leap off of them after you kill them, though I'm not sure if that makes you faster or just doesn't impede your movement.

    -They really, really, really want you to constantly move. I mean like they say this every four sentences. Not just in battle, but in every section of the game.

    -They also try to keep you more in control of the combat than ever before.

    -Game Informer really loves their animation system.

    -There are around 2.5 hours of character scenes in the game that are fully acted and recorded. They mean this in Naughty Dog style where they have the actors being mocaped while performing on a set that resembles the scene in the game.

    -They're aiming for accuracy by having historical dialog consultants and actual Native American actors.

    -This game has the longest development cycle since AC1, and has twice the production capacity (in terms of work hours) and budget of Revelations.

    -They want the game to feel like AC3.5, and the game will have its first version complete in just a few more weeks, at which point they're going to spend the rest of their time refining it.


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    http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-US/index.aspx

    http://www.gameinformer.com/p/ac3.aspx

    http://www.gameinformer.com/games/as...-released.aspx

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...creed-iii.aspx

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...-revealed.aspx

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...for-wii-u.aspx

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/featur...creed-iii.aspx

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...tive-play.aspx

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/a...ons-in-uk.aspx

    http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comme...i_screenshots/

    http://imgur.com/a/3NNkQ

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=465195

    Preorder:

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    Zoo Boy, you used a thumb code on one of those large pics, however there were a bunch others that were way big. Please use the thumb code on all pics wider than 800 pixels. Thanks.

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    Definitely excited about this game, can't wait to see a demo, to see that fluidity in combat
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    I can't wait either.
    Since the story is twisted already, I just hope Ubisoft won't twist it even more.

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    I'm trying to preorder the Freedom Edition, but can't cause it's UK only at the moment.

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    Gosh...do you work for Ubisoft or something, TZB?

    BTW, didn't we already have an AC thread here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hylden View Post
    Zoo Boy, you used a thumb code on one of those large pics, however there were a bunch others that were way big. Please use the thumb code on all pics wider than 800 pixels. Thanks.
    Will do.

    Quote Originally Posted by d1n0_xD View Post
    Definitely excited about this game, can't wait to see a demo, to see that fluidity in combat
    I know, I want the PAX demo to come out on the Internet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivana KC View Post
    I can't wait either.
    Since the story is twisted already, I just hope Ubisoft won't twist it even more.
    What do you mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by angelus0901 View Post
    I'm trying to preorder the Freedom Edition, but can't cause it's UK only at the moment.
    Most likely, America will got different, less-awesome, special editions, if the previous AC games are anything to go by.

    Quote Originally Posted by Driber View Post
    Gosh...do you work for Ubisoft or something, TZB?

    BTW, didn't we already have an AC thread here?
    Nope, actually, post of this was just copy and pasting hahahaha.

    And yes, we do, somewhere, but it's for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood I think...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Zoo Boy View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivana KC View Post
    I can't wait either.
    Since the story is twisted already, I just hope Ubisoft won't twist it even more.
    What do you mean?
    Well, in the first game, nothing was clear. Then it happened an entangle: Desmond escaped. Instead of making a story more clear, Ubisoft made it quite entangled with adding Minerva and all. I'm not complaining, story is interesting, but also quite confusing. I don't want Ubisoft to confuse me even more with this new game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivana KC View Post
    Well, in the first game, nothing was clear. Then it happened an entangle: Desmond escaped. Instead of making a story more clear, Ubisoft made it quite entangled with adding Minerva and all. I'm not complaining, story is interesting, but also quite confusing. I don't want Ubisoft to confuse me even more with this new game.
    Ah. I know what you mean. But if you have any questions about the Assassin's Creed story, feel free to ask, I most likely will be able to answer them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Zoo Boy View Post
    Ah. I know what you mean. But if you have any questions about the Assassin's Creed story, feel free to ask, I most likely will be able to answer them.
    In that case:



    I bet you had a headache when you read those questions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivana KC View Post
    In that case:



    I bet you had a headache when you read those questions...


    If these answers do not clarify, please specify what else you what to know, and if you have any more questions, I will always answer. Headache or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Zoo Boy View Post
    [spoiler]Do you want me to tell you or do you plan on playing the DLC?

    I'm not going to play DLC, so feel free to tell me.

    And thank you for taking your time to answer my questions. Searching on Google for answers seems plain stupid to me because most of the time I find wrong information.
    But I still have one question:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivana KC View Post
    I'm not going to play DLC, so feel free to tell me.

    And thank you for taking your time to answer my questions. Searching on Google for answers seems plain stupid to me because most of the time I find wrong information.
    But I still have one question:


    And no problem, I'm always here to answer, although it make take me a while to respond.
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    I hope it's good. The last one was fun up to a point but it felt like going through the motions after a while.
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    I listened to the intro of 'Revelations'. It, ~kinda sounds good. Although I've run into quite a few clone games. They mostly seem to copy 'Daikatana'. Time-travelers, go to ancient past. Snore.
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    So far, only 3%, I'm enjoying it. It looks really beautiful
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