From Rome to America, stealth kills never get old
The Assassin’s Creed series has become a new age cult classic, drawing tons of fans looking to get in on some stealth kill action, and Ubisoft plans to deliver another solid entry in the series. Unlike previous games however, this addition in the Assassin’s Creed series strips the medieval setting and throws down an American Revolution backdrop. The demo shown at PAX took place at The Battle of Bunker Hill, that’s right, it now takes place in America and old time Boston has been named a setting. Assassin’s Creed 3 also brings us a new assassin, Connor. Connor is half British and half Native American and has been stated by Alex Hutchinson, the Creative Director behind the game, to have a “whole different set of tools at his disposal”. One of which being called Rope Dart. With this weapon, you are able to strike an enemy with it and pull him up into the air off a tree, rendering him dead. The combat system has been overhauled with dual wielding being a primary aspect. Connor moves more fluently in game and stealth kills appear to be more smooth then in previous games. Another feature I found intriguing is the ability to interact with the environment, meaning you now have the ability to choose whether you want to slide under a tree or jump over it. They have also implemented “paths” that you can take (one being the stealthy path to your left, or action path to your right). This should help suit different play styles so those of you looking to simply cause chaos can do so. Also added to the game is the ability to walk stealthily through bushes and shrubbery, climb trees to get around and be stealthy, and climb up cliffs (with free roam up them). While I’m not sure how I feel about the new setting for the game, it does seem more refined and polished, and the fact that they are offering new goodies to try out means that this game deserves at least a look, even for people who aren’t huge fans.
Check the 5 minute OfficialInsideXbox trailer below to get the latest information on AC3