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New Assassin’s Creed III info has unhood itself

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More details have emerged regarding Assassin’s Creed III, the upcoming continuation of Ubisoft’s historical action-adventure series. It’s been confirmed that the setting this time around will be 18th century Colonial America, and now we have some more info on the story and gameplay side of things.

This time the story revolves around Connor, a part English, part Native-American whose tribe has been decimated and nearly wiped out by colonizing Englishmen. As a result, his elders tell him to seek out certain brotherhood of assassins that can help train him in order to get revenge. I think you all know who I’m talking about.

Some of the new features include a reworked control scheme that allows for more fluid parkour, and the team has made sure that climbable surfaces are distinct and easy to find.

Unique and realistic AI behavior for characters has also been touted. Civilians will have daily routines and will greet Conner and even approach him with missions from time to time. Although historical accuracy claims to be at about 80%, the cities, which include Boston and New York, have been increased in size to allow for more exploration. Sounds like a good trade-off to me.

The combat system has also been improved. The developers state that counter-attacking is no longer the crutch it used to be, with more versatile and aggressive enemies. Judging by one of the screenshots, using canoes for transportation is also a gameplay mechanic in addition to horses, which were featured in the recent trailer. New tools include tomahawks and even a sort of grappling hook, which Connor can apparently use for stealth kills in addition to traversal.

As for historical figures, Washington, Franklin and Jefferson have been confirmed as well as the French General LaFayette. Opposing Native-Americans will also attack Connor throughout his travels, with many of them being just as agile as he is.

Assassin’s Creed III releases in North America on October 30th for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, with a Wii U version planned as well.

Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@www.onlysp.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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Decide France’s Industrial Future in New Railway Empire DLC

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Railway Empire France gameplay screenshot

Kalypso Media has announced new downloadable content for its rail management simulator title Railway Empire.

In the new ‘France’ DLC, players can build their railway in the wake of the exile of Emperor Napoleon III. The Third Republic has taken power following the collapse of the French monarchy, so players have the power to decide the industrial future of France.

Players can decide to help rebuild the country’s infrastructure (alongside the new “Eiffel Tower”), or to increase the strength of the country’s borders to prepare for military conflict.

The DLC is set between 1874–1890 and adds 10 train engines, over 12 tradeable goods, and 31 new cities, as well as new songs and characters. The map can be played in the Free Game and Sandbox modes.

Railway Empire: ‘France’ is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for US$12.99. The game has also received a new update (Update 1.9).

Check out the trailer for the new DLC below.

OnlySP’s Rhain Radford-Burns discussed the importance of Railway Empire in the wider genre of historical games, noting that “the developer grants an insight into the importance of such seemingly menial tasks.”

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