Ubisoft Reveal Boxart for Assassin’s Creed III, Confirming American Revolution Setting

Earlier today Nick Jones posted a news piece detailing a leaked piece of artwork which seemed to show that Assassin’s Creed III would be set during the American Revolution, something which many fans had already been theorising . The story continued with Game Informer’s website seeming to accidentally display an Assassin’s Creed III banner, again apparently showing what seemed to be an American Revolution setting.

And now, whether by design or because of these leaks, Ubisoft have unveiled the boxart for the final game in Desmond’s story, which is to be released in October of this year. Surprise, the boxart confirms that Assassin’s Creed III will indeed be set during the American Revolution. Our new protagonist is looking suitably badass with that tomahawk of his and would clearly seem to be a Native American, considering, y’know, he’s kicking a British soldiers ass.

Setting the game during the American Revolution is certainly an interesting choice as obviously that period features a hell of a lot more guns that we’re used to in previous Creed games (please don’t go all Call of Duty on us). Hopefully this means  that you’ll have to be considerably more careful when navigated the environment, lest you find yourself riddled with holes, although you’ve clearly got access to a nice flintlock pistol and bow should you find yourself wanting to fire back. The history of the time is also decidedly murky, allowing the development team considerable leeway with historical events.

And here’s something else that’s important to remember: Assassin’s Creed III has been in developement by a different team for three-years now, so you can’t go complaining about it being a rehash just yet – a fact bound to make plenty of Internet trolls unhappy.

And if that wasn’t enough Game Informer have just revealed that the cover of their upcoming issue is dedicated to Assassin’s Creed III, displayed below. They’ll be featuring a whopping 16-page spread on the game, detailing the new protagonist and more. And in a rather interesting snippet of news they also mentioned that the “leaked” piece of artwork was done by acclaimed comic artist Alex Ross. How do they know this? Because a limited amount of readers will be getting that some piece of art on the cover of their magazines.

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