I admit: while I do enjoy the thought of giving some poor bastard a tomahawk to the forehead, I can't help but notice the distinct lack of hidden blade in this trailer. The hidden blade has become a staple in the Assassin's arsenal, so I hope it does make its way back to the game eventually. Regardless, the idea of fighting alongside George Washington as he leads the colonies to war is pretty damn cool.
Along with the trailer, Ubisoft released some details about our protagonist. Desmond will be stepping into the moccasins of the half-Native American, half-English Ratohnhaké:ton (pronounced Ra-doon-ha-gay-doo'), although he'll also go by "Connor" to the delight of, well, everyone. Due to the severe lack of tall buildings in Colonial America, Connor will have to traverse the thick forests for high ground (as the trailer implies), complete with coincidental bales of hay to "Leap of Faith" into, no doubt.
Assassin's Creed III will also mark the first game using the new in-house game engine, Ubisoft-AnvilNext, which promises "breakthroughs in visual quality, character models, and AI." Hopefully, this will breathe a little life into the series, as the gameplay engine hasn't changed since the original Assassin's Creed was first released back in 2007.
Assassin's Creed III is slated for release on October 30 for the Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and Wii U.
(PS: Does this mean that the Wii U will be released on or before October 30? Could be a possibility! We'll be sure to keep you informed if it does!)