Assassin’s Creed III coming in October, Ubisoft says

Ubisoft has casually mentioned Assassin’s Creed III several times in the past, but now the company has made it official. During a financial call, Ubisoft confirmed today that Assassin’s Creed III will release on October 30.

“We will push the title a lot because it’s a fantastic product that the team has been working for three years,” said CEO Yves Guillemot. “What we have seen is just fabulous.”

Aside from the fact that it’s coming out and it’s called Assassin’s Creed III, we know pretty much nothing about the game–where it will be set, what new and returning characters will make an appearance, and so on.

If there’s anything we can say for sure about the game, it’s that Ezio Auditore will not be the focus in Assassin’s Creed III. Last October, Ubisoft’s Alexandre Amacio confirmed that Assassin’s Creed Revelations wraps up both Ezio and Altair’s story arcs–and in Assassin’s Creed III, we’ll be seeing the end of Desmond’s story arc.

“Assassin’s Creed is all about cycles – we have the Ezio cycle and the Altair cycle, and both of those are set to conclude in Revelations and we have the Desmond cycle, which is set to end on December 2012,” said Amacio. “But there’s many cycles within the brand – that’s the whole point. History is our playground.”

No word just yet on what platforms Assassin’s Creed III will release on, but PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are a safe bet.

via Game Informer