Following the earlier photos that were received from a Best Buy employee showing the supposed poster from the upcoming Assassin's Creed 3 game from Ubisoft Montreal, the official twitter feed from Ubisoft decided to put all of the speculation and rumors to rest by releasing the official box art.
By doing this, Ubisoft, whether they wanted to or not, was basically forced by the powers of social media, to reveal this. If they didn't, they would have spent the next few days answering one question....."Is that poster real?"
As you can see from the box art, It is clearly the games protagonist about to hack into a british Red Coat with a 13 star "Old Glory" in the background. The fact that he is about to kill a Red Coat with a tomahawk may mean that he really is either part or full Native American.
Shortly thereafter Game Informer released the covers for their upcoming issue. They feature AC3 in what can now no longer be debated as to what time period this game will take place in.
Assassin’s Creed 3 is set for a North American Release on October 30th, 2012 and is being released on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC.