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First Look: Assassin’s Creed III

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Fans of the Ubisoft’s blockbuster series have been gagging for a taste of the action since Assassin’s Creed III was announced. This year at E3, the development team were able to take us through a live demonstration, showcasing new weapons, environments and, most importantly, a new assassin.

Connor is a half-British, half-Mohawk assassin living through the American Revolution. The game itself is based over 30 years; before, during and after this period.

This first part of the live demo was set in the wilderness, and was an ideal way to prove that Connor is just as agile, fast and fluid as his predecessors as he balanced in trees, climbed through branches and scaled rock faces with ease. For the first time, enemy soldiers – in this case, the Red Coats – are not our hero’s only threat. In Assassin’s Creed III, there will also be wild animals to tackle. We watched with anticipation as Connor was set upon by a pack of ferocious wolves which he swiftly eliminated with a blade.

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From the snowy hills and forests we were transported to an equally impressive suburban setting: Boston, 1773. The whole city is based on historic maps and features some buildings that still stand today, and the mission began outside the Old State House – the location of the notorious Boston massacre. Here, Connor was able to display incredible combat abilities with a range of weapons both old and new. His token weapon, the tomahawk, is an axe suited to close combat, while the rope dart allows him to shoot then instantly string up an enemy for ultimate satisfaction from a further distance.

Some classic Assassin’s Creed features remain, such as the optional side missions, allowing you to interact with other characters. Another returning feature is the haystack – a safe landing point after jumping from a tall building. This time, however, there are movable haystacks on the back of peasant wagons, meaning Connor can secretly move through the city.

The demo ended with Connor boarding a boat at the dock. We were shown that not only will Connor be able to take full control of a vessel, but also engage in epic naval battles on the high seas.

Keep up with the rest of our E3 coverage at eu.playstation.com/e3 and here on PlayStation.Blog.

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Titchy_Penguin 7 June, 2012 @ 6:47 pm   1

Love the idea of moving hay bale.

    Katy Macdonald 12 June, 2012 @ 10:31 am    

    Hey Titchy_Penguin
    The whole game looked awesome, I’m excited about the enhanced features and the moving hay bale too!

abdirizak007 7 June, 2012 @ 10:16 pm   2

the game locks good cant wait to play it.. gooood joob Ubisoft.

dark_angel69 8 June, 2012 @ 12:16 am   3

Got to know. Is assassin’s creed 3 liberation anything related to assassin’s creed 3 ps3 story?

Are they both needed or is ps3 version the main one?

Is the vita game needed to understand the ps3 version better or something?

    Katy Macdonald 12 June, 2012 @ 10:30 am    

    Hi dark_angel69

    Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will have some cross-play features so it will be connected to Assassin’s Creed III on PS3, but you can play them both seperately too.

    We’ll be publishing more info on this as soon as we get it!

Are this the PS3 screen shots or from some high end computer?
Doesn’t anyone think the character looks enormesly silly in these clothes (the vita version is the better one, costume wise).

sick

Tenchuwoh 8 June, 2012 @ 11:53 am   6

The game looks beautiful.

I miss Tenchu though…………. :/

Shank4life 8 June, 2012 @ 1:07 pm   7

I think ubisoft makes the most engaging and passionate games so im really happy to see the story in this one

hardleers1981 8 June, 2012 @ 1:25 pm   8

ik kan niet wachten!!!!

hardleers1981 8 June, 2012 @ 1:25 pm   9

ik kan niet wachten!!!!

hardleers1981 8 June, 2012 @ 1:26 pm   10

ik kan niet wachten!!!

Vindiesel_Hawk 10 June, 2012 @ 9:29 pm   11

game bestuuring

Vindiesel_Hawk 10 June, 2012 @ 9:29 pm   12

game bestuuring

Reaper86007KILLU 11 June, 2012 @ 12:24 am   13

Looks awesom cannot wait.

Reaper86007KILLU 11 June, 2012 @ 12:24 am   14

Looks awesom cannot wait.