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Assassin’s Creed III Confirmed, Set During the American Revolution

Well there you have it folks! Assassin’s Creed III has been officially announced by Ubisoft and as of right now the release date is set for October, but I’d expect that to change to November as that’s usually the case for the series. Ubisoft today revealed the official box art for the game on it’s Facebook page finally confirming the rumors to be true about AC3 being set during the American Revolution.

Assassin’s Creed 3 will be much bigger than any of the games in the series we’ve seen so far as the game has been in a full 3 year development cycle. So expect this to be one hell of a game. A new character, who has yet to be named is featured on the box art as well as the newsetting. The next cover story for the April Gameinformer will feature Assassin’s Creed 3, but they released a few bits of information today to get us hyped.

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Set in the latter half of the 18th century, we’ll see the war between the Templars and the Assassins escalate as it crosses over to the New World of America, and witness firsthand the events of the American Revolution. Caught in the conflict is a daring new hero in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

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The cover story will feature 13 pages of details on the story, new character and new gameplay elements coming to the series. Even from the cover image you can already tell we won’t be climbing rooftops in tightly packed cities anymore. I have always though that Assassin’s Creed might hit some areas of the “New World” but I had never expected the American Revolution to be the setting. The setting alone for me is enough to buy the game.

Be sure to check back here when we get our hands on the next Gameinformer for all the details we can find about Assassin’s Creed 3’s plot, character and setting as that is the main focus here at Only Single Player. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest updates! You can also expect an editorial soon on whether or not the series should drop the multipalyer to completely focus on the Single Player side of things.

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