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Assassin's Creed III This October

New year, new game.

It has been announced, via an investors call, that Assassin’s Creed III will be out on October 30th. The game will feature a new protagonist, but other than that details are scarce.

It’s arriving sooner than I expected, less than a year after Revelations. Where do you think it’ll be set?

Source: Kotaku

67 Comments
  1. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Ubi are milking this franchise to the death. Was probably my favourite new IP of this gen too. :(

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:01.
    • moshi
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Is it a problem if its a good game!

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:02.
      • gazzagb
        Master of speling mitakse
        Since: Feb 2009

        No, but since AC2 they’ve gone downhill. Brotherhood and Revelations were just cash-ins.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:16.
      • Mike
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Tbf, they still have the story of Desmond to finish. They can’t leave it like it is. I reckon this will be the last game, possibly another game akin to Brotherhood at the most.

        And II and Brotherhood were top rate games. Revelations was dragging it out a bit too long imo and did get a bit dull. Constantinople wasn’t a great setting tbh

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:24.
      • The Lone Steven
        Never heard of him.
        Since: May 2010

        Yes, imo as releasing a game on a yearly basis doesn’t allow much room to research and develop new features due to the deadline.

        I would prefer that they take a few years to develop it as it would end up being excellent.

        @Gazzagb, i kinda agree with you. Brotherhood felt like an expansion pack and the gameplay felt a bit arcady. Imo. AC2 was brillant but it seems that we may not see another AC game that is as good as AC2 was. :)

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:26.
      • Jakster123x
        Member
        Since: Aug 2011

        Everyone knew this was coming this year. Desmond’s life is based in 2012 and the big fight with the Templars is coming. The game’s been in development for 3 years and Ubisoft were always aiming for a 2012 release to match with the game’s modern timeline.

        The franchise has been meticulously planned for start to finish and this game definitely isn’t a rush job due to the extended development cycle I mentioned before.

        I think this game’s really going to change the formula of the AC series and will act as a direct sequel to AC2 after the Ezio trilogy of games, hopefully providing that massive leap in quality that happened between AC1 and AC2.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 20:51.
    • wick15
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Agree with Gazza on this. Ubi are milking it. It’s a shame really.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:14.
      • uncleniccius
        Member
        Since: Jan 2012

        I also agree with Gazza, if this isn’t great, it will be my last assassins creed.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:24.
      • psychobudgie
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Me too. I really enjoyed 1 and 2, brotherhood was ok but I never even completed Rev and to be honest was bored after about 20 minutes of it.

        Nothing like over exposure to ruin a game.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:32.
    • hunterstryfe
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      You think THEY are milking it. How about ALL the Guitar Heros and Call Of Duties.
      Anyhoo I think it will be partly set in Egypt (Present as Desmond) and Egypt (Past as new Assassin). I reckon it will be set in the 17-1800′s also.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:24.
      • gideon1451
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        It’s a well known fact that they milk it like crazy.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:50.
  2. lenn117
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Hmm, seems Ubi want to do Assassin’s on a yearly contract now. Don’t like the sound of that. Usually means rushing things or making few or any significant changes. :/

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:03.
    • maneorix
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Seeing as this is the next big game in the series they’d have started development a long time ago, and just had different teams working on BH & Revelations..

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 19:28.
      • Jakster123x
        Member
        Since: Aug 2011

        They did. It’s been in development for 3 years now.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 20:56.
  3. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Can i get a show of hands of those who are surprised by this?

    I suspect it will be a Desmond only game and will be set in various countries as they try to find, i’m not continuing that sentence as it’s a massive spoiler.

    I hope they will include a ton of new features as i think Revalaitions(;)) only added a few.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:04.
    • Boomshanks
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      No one was surprised by this as Ubisoft had already mentioned, when AC2 was out I think that the third installment would be in 2012.

      Comment posted on 16/02/2012 at 13:08.
  4. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    Revelation was a let down, for me brotherhood remains in my heart but revelations was my first plat in the series, dam u assassin creed 2 with the feathers dam u!!

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:06.
    • hunterstryfe
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      There are maps on the net for finding the feathers. AC2 was my fave and I have all 3 platinums for the series so far :)

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:25.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        yeh I know about the maps but by the time I found out that I already found 99 by myself and the map wouldn’t help. Same as infamous with the blast shards

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:47.
  5. markglynne
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    New protagonist?? What? Why?

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:11.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      i think everybody’s had enough of Ezio by now.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:20.
      • hunterstryfe
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        AC3 CAN’T have Ezio (can’t say more – spoilers)

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:25.
      • markglynne
        Member
        Since: Apr 2009

        Oh i know we are bored of Ezio, but when they say protagonist i see the protagonist as Desmond though?

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:35.
  6. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    i wonder what crap feature creep will bring this time.
    they already shoehorned in a tower defense game.
    hey, i hear dance dance minigames are all the rage.

    oh god, they might just do it at that, a dancing minigame.
    if that happens this series is dead to me.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:16.
    • gazzagb
      Master of speling mitakse
      Since: Feb 2009

      Ubi do own the Just Dance franchise… :P

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:17.
      • HoboCastro
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        I’ll take dance over the tower defense. It was pointless.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:21.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        I really enjoyed the tower defence mini game.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 21:51.
      • MayContainEvil
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        The dancing minigame killed Cid Meiers Pirates! for me, and it will kill this too.

        Comment posted on 16/02/2012 at 10:11.
    • lurch79
      Member
      Since: Nov 2011

      its to bad to think about an acdd

      Comment posted on 16/02/2012 at 03:25.
  7. jj88j
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Eugh, not another one.
    A great franchise…. milked to death.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:16.
    • Mickey2010
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Exactly what i thought when i read this but wasn’t really suprised i would love it to be set in the future though would be great!

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 22:44.
  8. HoboCastro
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Cut the load times, Avoid the American Civil War. Cut multi player. And I may buy it.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:23.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      Why do they need to cut the MP for you to buy it? The SP is still excellent and nobody forces you to play the MP

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 21:51.
  9. hunterstryfe
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    Multiplayer won’t be cut as it was too successful

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:26.
    • HoboCastro
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      It’s a shame really. I would have Platinum in ACB and ACR without multiplayer. Hopefully with it not in 1 or 2 they will drop it from 3.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:35.
      • Shakugan
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        ACR was a piece of cake it only took me 5 hours and ACB can take up to 1-2 months to get all MP trophies.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 19:20.
      • JigsawPieces
        Member
        Since: Sep 2010

        So they should drop extra game that lots of us enjoy, because it spoils your trophy record? Each to their own … but that’s crazy talk! :)

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 19:49.
      • HoboCastro
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        @JigsawPieces LOL, it is kinda sad but I want to see 100%. AC2 is the only Platinum I have and would have liked to do the same with the rest.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 20:32.
      • JigsawPieces
        Member
        Since: Sep 2010

        @HoboCastro Fair enough, that must be a bit frustrating :) For what it’s worth, the multiplayer related trophies in ACR were far more reasonable than the ones in Brotherhood – but I don’t suppose that helps if you just don’t enjoy the multiplayer side of it.

        Comment posted on 16/02/2012 at 07:51.
  10. aerobes
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    5 games of a franchise on one generation of systems? Surely a record.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:26.
    • hunterstryfe
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      Guitar Hero 1,2,3, Greatest Hits, Guitar Hero 5, Band Hero, Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock. I believe that’s 7 on one platform?

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:27.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      fifa’ll beat that easy.
      they have two or three in euros and world cup years.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:32.
    • aerobes
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      I was proven wrong swiftly, should’ve put more thought in to that one! :D
      Still, it raises an interesting question. Here Ubisoft are said to be milking it but sports games, shooters and as mentioned, Guitar Hero are/were rarely said to be milking it. There’s a very fine line between “milking” and sating the desire of the public.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2012 at 18:37.
      • Boomshanks
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        In my humble opinion Ubisoft aren’t milking this franchise at all. They’ve always said that the story would be concluded in 2012. This will probably be the final game. The story has been building up to this point for a very long time now and I’ve never been dissapointed with a AC game.

        Broterhood and Revelations might be seen as cash-ins, though I don’t agree with that either, but the third installment has been planned for ages now.

        Comment posted on 16/02/2012 at 13:12.

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