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  • Evanesco - March 2, 2012 11:03 p.m.

    The leaked info tells us, of course, that Ubi is tight-lipped about multiplayer functionality. Which leads me to wonder, and for obvious reasons, what they could do. Stick with me here, and get ready: Take the Free Roam function from Red Dead Redemption's Multiplayer, and put it in AC3's Frontier/New York/Boston setting. Take the Templar Dens and towers that have been used in ACB and ACR and carry them over into aforementioned free-roam, and they act as Gang Hideouts. Something for people to do together. Along with this, you get 2 different server types, friendly and hostile, and Ubi puts in footraces, thieving missions, their own take on landgrab mode, group hunting, public missions with bounties on animals or randomly assigned citizens, or players on hostile servers, what have you. The character selection could be an even split between templars and assassins you meet in the story or who are just mentioned but not fleshed out. Could be a leveling system as well, carried over from the previous style, just applied to function with doing player vs. environment things as well. Even if the idea is an almost shameless ripoff of the functionality of RDR's Free Roam, you have to admit it would be worth it.
  • Evanesco - March 2, 2012 11:02 p.m.

    The leaked info tells us, of course, that Ubi is tight-lipped about multiplayer functionality. Which leads me to wonder, and for obvious reasons, what they could do. Stick with me here, and get ready: Take the Free Roam function from Red Dead Redemption's Multiplayer, and put it in AC3's Frontier/New York/Boston setting. Take the Templar Dens and towers that have been used in ACB and ACR and carry them over into aforementioned free-roam, and they act as Gang Hideouts. Something for people to do together. Along with this, you get 2 different server types, friendly and hostile, and Ubi puts in footraces, thieving missions, their own take on landgrab mode, group hunting, public missions with bounties on animals or randomly assigned citizens, or players on hostile servers, what have you. The character selection could be an even split between templars and assassins you meet in the story or who are just mentioned but not fleshed out. Could be a leveling system as well, carried over from the previous style, just applied to function with doing player vs. environment things as well. Even if the idea is an almost shameless ripoff of the functionality of RDR's Free Roam, you have to admit it would be worth it.
  • ryan-mcpartlan - March 2, 2012 9:17 p.m.

    No way! I get to relive the memories of my ancient ancestors! Wow, and for a moment i thought that loser Damon was going to star this game! I cant wait to faf about in London and buy all the tailor stores! Im sure this will be a wonderful replica of the traditional assasins creed gameplay that we all love! Hopefully, they make as little changes as possible so my simple mind isnt overwhelmed! This is one of my most anticipated games of 2009. Oh no wait, thats the first one, but whatevs its pretty much the same thing.
  • Shanetexas - March 2, 2012 5:48 p.m.

    Sorry to be hating, but c'mon, 17 images to click through to get the info? Can't it just be on one page?
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - March 2, 2012 3:43 p.m.

    You guys mentioned about how there aren't any needless pouches on his outfit. Well, if you remember back to the first Assassin's Creed, it had an intro video that played every time before you got to the main menu. In it, Altair has a crossbow, and kills 2 or 3 guards with it. You never even get to use it though, not until Brotherhood. Just thought I'd throw that out there.
  • Jcookie11 - March 2, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    I would've loved to see this be set in 18th century London. It would have made a great setting for free running and urban stealth with all the dark and tight alleyways and low buildings. They could have made a nice little side story line with Jack the Ripper aswell. Not sure how the trademark urban stealth and short range combat blades are going to work that well in a revolution filled with muskets,large open fields and fairly spread out buildings in the USA. also my British patriotism makes it hard for me to kill red coats...
  • TeacherTimmay - March 2, 2012 2:59 p.m.

    Agreed, Victorian London would have been awesome. Check out the video of the canned game Gotham by Gaslight for how amazing it could have been. http://www.gamesradar.com/gotham-gaslight-proto-trailer-reveals-steampunk-batman-almost-was/#c415611 Ah well, there's always Assassins Creed 4
  • daniel-scott - March 3, 2012 11:28 a.m.

    If it makes you feel better most of the Colonist were from Britain originally, so you will be fighting with the Brits kinda?
  • Cwf2008 - March 3, 2012 9:54 p.m.

    Jack the Ripper was alive in the late 1800s. Which is the 19th century. Unless he somehow went back in time to 18th century London, your idea makes no sense. Although, as an American, I admit that I still would rather see this in Europe, especially since there was not too much architecture or massive buildings in America during the Revolution
  • FinderKeeper - March 5, 2012 9:36 p.m.

    PWNED. Kudos, good sir.
  • asspills - March 2, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    I just want to add that since climbing and running and social stealth are the key pillars of the series, I'm guessing jumping and climbing from tree to tree will play a part. And probably also the stealth bit will either turn from social stealth into a more traditional geurilla bush crawling kinda stealth. Unless disguises come into play, I can't see social stealth being present in a game where everyone is wearing a uniform. You'd stick out like crazy. Though uniforms would be a neat feature.
  • PBC13 - March 2, 2012 8:06 a.m.

    Good article. Didn't pick up a lot of that myself. I can't wait for this game, I'm going to be reading a lot of stuff like this between now and the release date! Although I have to mention that he doesn't have to be Half Native American. He could quite easily be 100% Native American. At least that is how I understand it. Not saying he definitely isn't half, but there is no suggestion that he has to be. There is another 200+ years after the AC3 character until Desmond is born. All it means is that Desmond is part Native American.
  • reaperman22 - March 2, 2012 4:45 a.m.

    i think what im most exited about is the possibility that the next one will probably take place during the French revolution, it would make perfect sense as the American revolution was a contributing factor with money and soldiers coming back to France after fighting for liberty so if this guy went with the returning soldiers the next few games could just follow the chain reaction of revolutions that occurred throughout Europe
  • FinderKeeper - March 5, 2012 9:41 p.m.

    That makes sense if the next one is a spinoff of AC III, such as "Assassin's Creed: Revolutions" (we can just skip "Assassin's Creed: Reloaded") ;-) But otherwise I would expect any future new assassins to be from quite a different timeline. AC III will be ending Desmond's story, so there's a good chance that an AC IV would feature an "Eastern" assassin, perhaps from China or Japan, with a modern-day equivalent like Desmond was to the first trilogy/"pentalogy".
  • winner2 - March 2, 2012 3:22 a.m.

    Consider my faith in Ubi completely restored. If they've been working on this since 2, I am pretty excited. It can't be the same kind of environment as 1 or 2, but I think it'll put that strength into its atmosphere instead. In 1 it was a bit more "go do this as punishment for screwing up, kill all these people and get your stuff back a bit at a time". 2 was more personal. And now it's seeming like 3 will be a blend of business and pleasure, he seems like he's on a mission and he's in the middle of a seriously huge event, but not with the same errand boy status as the first game.
  • KidKatana - March 2, 2012 1:44 a.m.

    The eagle connection has been running all the way through AC; both Altair and Ezio's names are based on words that either mean or can be interpreted as 'eagle'. The eagle screech whenever you do a leap of faith kind of adds to that, as do the eagles flying around viewpoints and the fact that the assassins' hoods have a pointed tip like an eagle's beak. And isn't Detective vision called Eagle vision in this series? So yeh. Eagles.
  • 04whim - March 2, 2012 6:47 a.m.

    Given the trend of the names so far (translating as eagle) the new guys name, in my guess would be Wohali if he's Native American. There are many Native American languages mind you, and I believe that's the Cherokee word for eagle.
  • Evanesco - March 3, 2012 11:01 a.m.

    It's a mohawk word, and you can google search the syntax of mohawk language and they use that colon symbol way differently than we do. the mohawk is the only native american language i've seen that uses that semi colon thing. Plus, they straight up said the guy's half Mohawk
  • FinderKeeper - March 5, 2012 9:44 p.m.

    And if gamespot is to be believed, he's also half-British; his English name is Connor and his Mohawk name is Ratohnaké:ton. www.youtube.com/watch?v=amAVgQ8ef3g
  • BlankDistortion - June 28, 2012 9:42 p.m.

    Well, even though the Assassins do have ties with Eagles, as well as Native Americans, Connor is actually more sides with the Wolves. The way he moves, acts, and even his name confirm it. Kenway, his last name, translates to 'lover of hounds' or something along those lines. All of the names for these characters are chosen special based off of their origin and meaning. Just thought I would throw that out there.

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