Assassin’s Creed 3
OXCGN Picks American Revolution in March 2011 – Evidence now in!
UPDATE – Leaked screenshots and scans analyzed + game info – here
Assassin’s Creed III Limited Editions Detailed and Priced HERE
©2012 Nicholas Laborde
There’s no doubt in any of our minds that Assassin’s Creed III, when it supposedly hits this fall, is going to be one hell of a game.
For nearly five years, Ubisoft has been teasing its fans, leading up to this final climax. Every step of the way, OXCGN has been speculating and dissecting each bit of the story, along with each smidgen of news.
We have long said the evidence points to the American Revolution as a setting, and have had other ‘confidential’ reasons to believe we were right.
As the days grow shorter until we experience the “end”, more news has been surfacing as to exact details about the game’s setting and protagonist.
For the colonies!
He stands in front of a colonial American flag, representative of the thirteen colonies.
He carries a hatchet.
This undoubtedly confirms our previous suspicions that the game was going to be set during the Revolution.
There’s no telling yet if the French Revolution will also feature, as our 2IC vehemently hopes and has suggested since 2009.
We have had a confidential source confirm this, and now the world can finally see that OXCGN has long deciphered clues to the Assassin’s Creed III mystery.
(ED: We are a bit self-satisfied, but hey, we’re an independent gaming site and don’t have the resources of the big guys).
Or perhaps both the American colonists and the British have members of the Templars working to control outcomes (much like the first Assassin’s Creed)?
Maybe our Assassin hero is fighting forces both British and colonial?
Is it real?
We’ll keep you up to date on any new developments.
Our editor, David Hilton, has guessed the Seven Years’ War (French-Indian War) and The French Revolution as settings all the way back in 2009, and you can see that – and much more – in our multitude of Assassin’s Creed articles below.
It is not known if the Seven Year’s War will feature heavily or not, but Quebec City still could: in 1775 Benedict Arnold tried and failed to lay siege to Quebec City. Our 2IC thinks Vieux Quebec would be a very ‘European’ city for our assassin to run around in, while it is under siege.
The image Ubisoft teased of snow also reinforces the American Revolution, as there was a campaign in 1775 called the Snow Campaign, so-called because the American colonists were impeded by 15″ of snow.
General George Washington also had his winter camp at Valley Forge in 1777, where things looked dire, the colonial army suffering in the cold.
As our 2IC, David Hilton, wrote in 2009, “under a blanket of snow the game environment could be fresh and have new features like having to avoid enemies who can see footprints or blood that has dripped from wounds in the snow, or watch out for slippery rooftops.”
In early 1778 a treaty is signed with the French to get assistance, who go on to help the Americans win independence.
We’ll need more clues.
For now, stare at our mysterious new assassin, take a gander at this teased image Ubisoft released today, and read some of our other great material.
For more background on the Fall of Quebec Assassin’s Creed idea (2009) and how it links to the beginnings of the American Colonist rebellion, skip to the section on Quebec in this list HERE.
Need more evidence? Read HERE.
Update #1: The official boxart has been added.
Update #2: GameInformer art has been added.
And even more Assassin’s Creed:
- Assassin’s Creed III: Analysis of Leaked Screens and Scans – Read more
- Assassin’s Creed III Limited Editions Detailed and Priced HERE
- Assassin’s Creed 3 – Where and When to Next Part 1. –Read more
- Assassin’s Creed 3 – Where and When to Next Part 2 –Read more
- Assassin’s Creed 3: Set in American Revolution? – Check here
- Assassin’s Creed 3: On October 30 2012, but what does it mean? Click here
- Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Update- The End of The Beginning? – Read more
- Previously On…Assassin’s Creed: story catch-up video, here
- Assassin’s Creed Revelations: Flamethrowers – Did they exist back then? Read more
- What Assassin’s Creed Could Learn from Shadow of the Colossus – Read more
- Assassin’s Creed: Revelations: All the facts revealed – Read more
- The Assassin’s Creed Effect: 3 Templar Games in 2011 – Read more