UPDATE: Assassin's Creed 3 - at War with Britain - Annoucement due March 5th

Rumour has it that the game is set during the American War of Independence

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Well, first the fact: according to Ubisoft posting yesterday, "A major announcement from Assassin’s Creed is only days away." This now means March 5th.

Now for the speculation. Apparently the game will be set in the late 1700s - which is a bit of a time shift from its previous basis in the Renaissance (late 1400s-1500s) but then again, what really happened between say 1520 and 1777?

With hints from Brotherhood that the French Revolution (1789) might come into play, images revealed on NeoGaf of what looks like a website banner with George Washington and Ezio the Delaware River have also pinned the game to the night of December 25–26, 1776.

Kotaku also says that it's been sent the main image you can see in this story, "sent by a Best Buy worker just emailed us two images snapped from their employee news section."

The image of a very native American looking main character with a ragged looking Stars and Stripes (in period) behind him could, of course, have been knocked up on DeviantArt... or it could be Ubisoft's really subtle way of getting the Assassin's Creed IP a wider acceptance in the USofA.

More when we get it.

And we did: Ubisoft has now stated: "“We confirm that Ubisoft will announce all the details of Assassin’s Creed III on Monday March 5th at 5pm.”


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DoctorDee 1 Mar 2012 13:51
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I believe history is bunkum, more to be ignored then learned from. It is all to do with old s**t, and cannot teach us anything in this age of space chips and computer rockets. But, twixt 1520 and 1777, these things (among a very great many others) happened: The Gunpowder Plot, The Jamestown Massacre, The trial by inquisition of Galilieo, The completion of St Peter's Basilica and the Taj Mahal, The Restoration of the Monarchy in England, The Great Plague, Elizabeth Tudor comes to the throne, Shakespeare invents most of the English language, England defeated the Spanish Armada, The Battle of Sakigahara ushered in the Edo period, Australia is Invented, and the United States of America declares independence.

The action in Assassin's Creed 1 was in the late 12th Century, so there was a similar "gap" between Assassin's Creed 1 and 2 as there appears to be between 2 and 3.
james 1 Mar 2012 21:16
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australia wasn't invented. it was discovered hahahahaha LOL :D
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Miguel 2 Mar 2012 10:32
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Without knowing ur past u can't fix the future
tony 6 Mar 2012 15:04
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3HDmrLFOt0 the assassins creed 3 trailer
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