Assassin’s Creed 3 Trailer

The first trailer for Assassin’s Creed 3: (Fievel Goes West) dropped today. We covered the leaked screen shots last week so I thought you may wish to have a look. The trailer doesn’t reveal a tonne of stuff that we didn’t already know (you’ll be fighting lots of people at once and there will be lots of slow motion shots of people getting stabbed in the head) but it’s still a pretty nice trailer.

The setting still looks fantastic and makes me continue to wonder why the American Revolution is such an underused backdrop in gaming. Plus any game where you get to use a tomahawk is ok in my book.

Assassin’s Creed 3 is out in October.



Assassin’s Creed Screenshots leaked onto the web

In Dan’s continuous hunt for infinite coolness on the web we found the ‘leaked’ screenshots from one of the most anticipated games in recent years.

A few days ago, news broke that the new installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed 3 — not to be confused with the actual third Assassin’s Creed game that didn’t actual employ the suffix of “3″ — would be set in the American Revolution. The Internet freaked out, because that’s pretty darn cool (or terrible, depending on which way you freaked out regarding the news). Today, some screenshots have leaked into the wild, and show the still unidentified main character walking around a colony, as well as skulking around the wilderness.

The trim on the character’s outfit shows up as blue in these screenshots, though the reveal yesterday showed red coloring — blue and red being the colors of the opposing forces in the American Revolution. So, one could speculate that there will be some kind of disguise mechanic where the main character can flip between both sides of the war. Also look, he’s going to shoot some game:

Considering America didn’t exactly have huge, sprawling cities like the ones found in the previous games, this screenshot of the assassin hiding behind some trees, following a group of red coats could be a sign of how stealth will be handled in this game. After all, it’s the Revolutionary War, home of guerilla tactics.

We’ll be paying attention to the series a little more closely than usual now that the setting has been revealed to be the American Revolution — it’s something that high profile games tend not touch, and it’ll be pretty interesting to see if some historical figures play significant roles in the game’s narrative.