Ubisoft has finally confirmed exactly where the next major installment in the Assassin’s Creed franchise will take place. Initial rumors around the game revealed that Assassin’s Creed III will take place during the American Revolution.
This rumor was pretty much confirmed two days ago when an eager Best Buy employee sent a picture of the promotional material ahead of its official announcement. The image showed an assassin with a tomahawk attacking a British soldier, with the American flag waving in the background.
Today Ubisoft officially confirmed the location of the game with GameInformer teasing its next issue with an Assassin’s Creed III cover.
Reaction to the next setting for the game have been mixed, with some excited while others concerned about the future of the franchise. Platforming has always been a core element of the franchise, and given that the game will be taking place in colonial America, there will be a lack of tall buildings.
If the game took place in Ancient China, or even in London during the same period as the American Revolution, the terrain would make sense for an Assassin’s Creed game.
It could be that Ubisoft is taking the series in an entirely new direction, ditching platforming altogether. The publisher revealed that more details will be revealed March 5th at 5pm. The game is set for release October 30th later this year.