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Assassin's Creed 3 Gamescom trailer shows off naval warfare

If there's one thing we love about the Assassin's Creed series (other than the neck-stabbing) it's that Ubisoft is always willing to take some chances. Especially in the later games, Ubisoft quite often had something new up their sleeve like the unique assassin-vs-assassin multiplayer mode or Assassin's Creed 2's estate refurbishing. In Assassin's Creed 3 (opens in new tab), it's naval warfare.

We're hoping these sections of the game play out exactly like a New England version of Sid Meier's Pirates! (opens in new tab) Only with more neck-stabbing. Lots more neck-stabbing.

This is just the first of several amazing trailers Ubisoft has released for AC3. For a better look at other sides of the game, be sure to check (opens in new tab) out (opens in new tab) the others (opens in new tab).

Assassin's Creed 3 is currently headed for release later this year on October 30, 2012 on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC as well as Wii U at an undisclosed later date (though probably late 2012 or early 2013.)

Andrew is a freelance video game journalist, writing for sites like Wired and GamesRadar. Andrew has also written a book called EMPIRES OF EVE: A History of the Great Wars of EVE Online.