Do you recall last night's "rumor" about the next Assassin's Creed game? Apparently a Best Buy employee leaked the first image of the next Assassin's Creed. Now Ubisoft has come out and confirmed that the art we saw was the real deal, by releasing the first set of box art featuring Assassin's Creed III and its protagonist. Ubisoft had no other comment than that, but that image and the one from yesterday have more than enough information.
Here's our unnamed lead placed right in the middle of a battle from the Revolutionary War. His weapon is raised high, ready to kill a Red Coat. Based on that and the flag in the background, it sure looks like the game takes place at the birth of the United States. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. We're betting we'll know a lot more very soon, but until then just keep looking at these images and DREAM.
UPDATE: Our colleagues at Game Informer just released their next cover, showing Assassin's Creed III in all its glory. Along with the fancy cover image, GI confirmed the game is "Set in the latter half of the 18th century, we'll see the war between the Templars and the Assassins escalate as it crosses over to the New World of America, and witness firsthand the events of the American Revolution. Caught in the conflict is a daring new hero in the Assassin's Creed franchise." They also reveal that the team developing ACIII has been hard at work on it since completing Assassin's Creed II years ago.