Assassin’s Creed III set during American Revolution

Yesterday, a couple of interesting images surfaced on the internet that showed what appeared to be the Assassin’s Creed III boxart, revealing a possible American Revolution setting for the final chapter of the Assassin’s Creed “trilogy”.

Rather than keeping us guessing at the validity of said images, Ubisoft decided to go ahead and confirm it today by releasing the official Assassin’s Creed III boxart, which shows an apparently Native American assassin with a backdrop ripped straight out of the American Revolution.

If confirmation straight from the developer/publisher somehow isn’t enough to convince you, Game Informer followed up on Ubisoft’s box art by revealing two Assassin’s Creed III covers for an upcoming issue, both of which confirm the protagonist and the setting.

I must say, I have to hand it to Ubisoft for not going the less obvious route for a protagonist. That said, it will be interesting how the studio handles the wildly different architecture from the American Revolution–players are used to scaling loads of tall buildings in the previous Assassin’s Creed games and, well, there weren’t that many tall buildings in America back then.

Assassin’s Creed III is due out on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this October.

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