Well, we’ve been hit with content surrounding the upcoming Assassin’s Creed 3 box art and some “leaked” screenshots, which look like they were taken directly from the undoubtedly multiple cutscenes that will likely be appearing the AC sequel.
And now, we have the launch trailer.
Assassin’s Creed 3 isn’t due to hit the shelves until Halloween (10/31/2012), which is just enough time to work yourself into an absolute frenzy waiting for the third installment. Considering AC 3’s apparent subject matter and setting–the Colonial United States during the Revolutionary War–the anticipation for Ubisoft’s next AC has already taken off. It’s hard to deny the appeal of tracking Red Coats to dish out brutal, quiet death. It’s kind of like Reese’s Cups–two great tastes that taste great together, especially for those of us inhabiting the world of video games.’
It should be noted that much like the screenshots, the trailer was taken almost directly from the game’s cutscenes. In fact, it wouldn’t be a bit surprising to find out the upcoming footage is from the beginning of the game. See for yourself:
As Rock, Paper, Shotgun says, it’s going to be hard not to miss Ezio, the assassin in the previous sequels–the original assassin was Altair. Whatever the case, the idea of assassinating undesirables in the name of freedom sounds incredibly tantalizing. Many on Twitter feel the same way:
Oh shit. Assassin’s Creed III looks sick as fuck..
@KeariHoover: Oh shit. Assassin’s Creed III looks sick as fuck..RFT!!!! RFT!!!!
stoked for Assassin’s Creed III
That makes two of us.