Thursday, 10 May 2012

New Assassins Creed 3 Gameplay Trailer Is Awesome!

Unfazed by lawsuits and angry authors, Ubisoft released the first gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed 3 today and damn does it look good!

You can clearly see from the trailer below that this is no half-arsed sequel like Brotherhood & Revelations and that claims by the developers that this is the biggest and most ambitious entry in the series yet now seem more than just empty promises.

Yeah, I said it. Brotherhood sucked!
Anyway, the clip is chock full of awesome and gives us a peak at new combat, weapons, moves, and free-running tricks that make the previous games look like Tenchu for the PS1.

The story takes place between 1753 and 1783, across the American frontier so there aren't going to be many building to climb. Plenty of trees though.

As much of the game takes place out in the sticks instead of the ever familiar busy market places, it looks like you will now have to blend into nature to remain hidden from those pesky Templar's (new stealth system perhaps?). Luckily, Assassin’s Creed 3’s fancy new frontier locations aren’t just cut & paste forests that all look the same, offering little interaction. It looks like Connor can free-run through them just like his ancestors would run across rooftops in the previous Assassin’s Creed games.

Check out the trailer below.

You can see in the video that Conner has got a a few new free running moves including floor slides, and the option of skipping THROUGH a building whilst fleeing on the roof tops of a town. That might have been my favorite bit of the trailer... 

It also looks like the combat systems had an upgrade too. No more Templar drones waiting patiently for their turn to have a stabby cuddle or waiting for your enemies to attack before running them through Swashbuckler style! Now it looks like you'll be dodging attacks, turning enemies attacks against them, and even forcing them to attack each other. Hopefully it plays as well as it looks as the combat in Ass Creed has always been one of its biggest flaws.

Hopefully, this ends up being the game that the last two promised to be before falling flat on their Assassin asses, delivering little more than padding to what was essentially, still the second game.

Assassins Creed 3 is pegged for a 31st October release this year.

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