Assassin's Creed III coming October 30

Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot confirmed to investors that the studio is on track to launch the third full chapter of its Assassin's Creed franchise on October 30.

"We will push the title a lot because it's a fantastic product that the team has been working for three years...What we have seen is just fabulous," he said.

Assassin's Creed III is predicted by Guillemot to be “the biggest launch in Ubisoft history”, and is currently in development for PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U. Zero information was given regarding the game's plot, however the most popular theory is it will take place on US soil during The American Revolution. This theory is supported by coordinates to New York found buried in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's 'Da Vinci Disappearance' DLC, and mention of the famous war in a recent Ubisoft fan survey.

Another big question is whether or not Assassin's Creed III will feature an all-new multiplayer build. If so, this would essentially render Assassin's Creed: Revelation's online community obsolete before its first anniversary.

Assassin's Creed 3's 2012 release was rumored earlier this week in a “leaked” Ubisoft release schedule which stated the Animus-based sequel would arrive this year with Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Retribution. Ubisoft quickly issued a statement calling the list “inaccurate”, but now we know the studio wasn't being 100% clear. Could this mean a hasty Splinter Cell announcement is just around the corner?

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  • 04whim - February 16, 2012 5:32 p.m.

    Didn't they say something about finishing the 2012 doomsday plot before 2012 actually happened? If so, that points heavily at a full Desmond game. I'd like it if they finished the main story then did self contained games in different time periods, mind you.
  • taterboob - February 16, 2012 2:27 a.m.

    I kind of just want an all Desmond Game.
  • StonedMagician99 - February 16, 2012 1:54 p.m.

    I agree. Especially considering the ending of Revelations, I don't think it leaves Desmond and co. much time to wait for him to discover things in the Animus. However, considering the backlash that would probably result, I am guessing it will be half-and-half.
  • Hobogonigal - February 16, 2012 12:34 a.m.

    Woot! Bring it on. I will buy it first day no matter what!!!! Finally I get to see the ending to the story of this awesome series!
  • P4Pritesh - February 15, 2012 11:09 p.m.

    Assassins Creed saga is the best series ever in gaming in terms of story, twists, gameplay, graphics, sound - all combined in one great package... Assassins Creed 2 was my favourite though but I thoroughly enjoyed Brotherhood and Revelations too.. I know Ubisoft well, they will blow us with this third entry, they must be planning something jawbreaking.. Irrespective of what the reviewers say, AC3 will be the best game of 2012 ( though there'd be tough competition with Bioshock Infinite, Mass Effect 3, Far Cry 3, Ghost Recon Future Soldier, MaxPayne 3 and Resident Evil 6 )
  • xarab4lyfex - February 15, 2012 9:16 p.m.

    I like the assassin's creed story. Even if the series itself is being milked, at least each game is different enough to be it's own game unlike a certain series. But I'm hoping this game is a large transition like 1 to 2. While I wasn't fond of brotherhood, I liked Revelations. I still think AC 2 is one of the best games and best stories of this generation. And the characters like Altair and Ezio are very likeable. Except Desmound. He looks like a dirty/weird version of Adam Sandler.
  • sgloomy - February 15, 2012 10:39 p.m.

    and from this moment on, I will NEVER be able to look at Desmond the same again!! Imagine how horrible it would be to have Sandler actually play him in a movie adaption. With hollywoods history, it may not be as impossible as I would like to hope
  • Z-man427 - February 15, 2012 6:23 p.m.

    This isn't new information. We've known ACIII was coming by Mid-November since shortly after Revelations launched. Still excited. I just need more info to really get excited. I don't think it's being milked because there's still so much they can do convincingly. As long as they don't turn it into a shooter.
  • birdman1041 - February 15, 2012 6:18 p.m.

  • Jacko415 - February 15, 2012 5:40 p.m.

    Revelations felt lacking, hope it was because they were focused on ACIII. Otherwise im a little uneasy about how the games quality will turn out since this has become a yearly thing. A very COD like chill just went up my spine.
  • Ironarm - February 15, 2012 6:33 p.m.

    Well Yvess said that the game has been in production for three years, so I'm hopeful!
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - February 15, 2012 4:50 p.m.

    ...kinda hoping that this would take place in present day, but hey, how many games take place during the American Revolution. Just hope they don't focus too much on this new guy, more on Desmond and the other Assassins.
  • essiy - February 15, 2012 4:07 p.m.

    If the game is set during the American revolution, I have a slight fear that it's going to end up a FPS. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy a few FPS titles such as the fallout series, I don't want this series to go that way. I mean, of course a modern setting to the game would rely on the use of fire-arms, but to me, if not done correctly, could ruin what makes Assassin's creed so dear to my heart. Either way, I'll be standing there with my money in hand at the local game store.
  • Pwnz0r3d - February 15, 2012 4:56 p.m.

    Those rifles still took quite a bit of time to reload. It would be no different than using the mounted pistol or dealing with a Janissary.
  • SpadesSlick - February 15, 2012 7:56 p.m.

    And the fact that revolutionary war era guns had almost next to nothing in terms of accuracy. Hence the leading war tactic of the time being 'line up a bunch of guys and fire in the same direction, hopefully we will hit someone.'
  • essiy - March 6, 2012 4:22 p.m.

    I guess what I meant to say was that it could be a generic FPS when the story comes to the modern day, Assassin's creed two handled it very well, but if a full game is based in modern times, it could be a problem.
  • ACGUY - February 15, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    It would be cooler if it was in this game's present....
  • SonicX_89 - February 15, 2012 2:56 p.m.

    Hopefully, they change Desmond's face for AC III. I only played Revelations for about a couple of hours, but every time I saw Desmond I thought he looked like the biggest douche in the universe.
  • winner2 - February 15, 2012 2:31 p.m.

    "We will push the title a lot because it's a fantastic product that the team has been working for three years...What we have seen is just fabulous," Translation: "We will continue to milk this franchise because it's become very easy and fast to make money off of it...what we have seen is that we can destroy what was once a great game and still make money off of the pile of crap we've turned it into"
  • kyle94 - February 15, 2012 2:26 p.m.

    Here's hoping that the third game is good. (Though, I'm sure that they'll be turning it into a trilogy and stretching it out for as long as they can.) To be honest, I actually thought Revelations was a better game than Brotherhood (except for the puzzles being replaced by that horrible platformer) However, they've still yet to make a game as great as the second one. It was just a giant step up from the previous one, the music was amazing, the environments and cities were more beautiful than anything else in the series so far, in my opinion. And the story felt the most emotional and drew me in the most.

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