Yesterday, leaks of supposed Assassin’s Creed 3 artwork started popping up online, with imagery pointing to a sequel set during the American War of Independence of the 1770s. Game Informer later confirmed it. Then last night, Ubisoft published all three pack shots for the game on the Assassin’s Creed Facebook page – you can see them in the gallery after the jump.
The setting for the next Assassin’s Creed game has long been a subject of debate. Signs pointed to China; the last game’s writer told Electricpig he’d like to see the series head to revolutionary Ireland; we’d been secretly hoping for the French revolution and the chance to take on Robespierre himself. Now we know what to expect, it’s time to tell us: is this where you want the series to go?
As you can see from the image and video, whoever the new Assassin is – again, likely an ancestor of Desmond Miles, the story’s protagonist in the present day – it appears they’re native American, with an aptitude for sticking Tomahawks in the faces of unfortunate Brits.
But is this the setting you’d like to see? Smoke filled battle fields, canyons and maybe even early New York could make for fantastic stealth gameplay, but we can think of of plenty of other compelling historical settings. Let us know which would have been your preferred choice in the poll below, and get stuck in the comments.