Rumor: Assassin's Creed III setting and protagonist leaked

Remember when Ubisoft hinted that it would be revealing Assassin's Creed III details "soon?" Turns out the internet isn't giving it a chance. A tipster from Best Buy sent Kotaku an image that shows off what appears to be the game's new protagonist, standing in front of a Revolutionary War-era American flag hinting that earlier reports of a late 1700s setting were, indeed, accurate.

It also looks like the report was on the nose when it comes to the protagonist. Take a look.

The character looks dressed in Native American garb, if his boots are any indication. He's carrying a tomahawk shaped like the Assassin's Creed A, which also appears on his belt. On his back there's a bow and quiver of arrows, and in his left hand is a pistol, showing that ranged weapons will likely play a bigger role in this game than they did in the past few. On his hip there is what appears to be a sword, and and it looks like he still has a hidden blade, though we can't be too sure.He might have two for all we know - it's hard to tell with all of that snow.

And hey! There's snow. This means the game will likely take place in the northern part of North America during the Revolutionary War.

This is still a rumor, but considering how well it lines up with earlier reports we'd be shocked if it wasn't true. Hopefully we'll find out in the near future, since we can't wait to find out more information.

Hollander Cooper

Hollander Cooper was the Lead Features Editor of GamesRadar+ between 2011 and 2014. After that lengthy stint managing GR's editorial calendar he moved behind the curtain and into the video game industry itself, working as social media manager for EA and as a communications lead at Riot Games. Hollander is currently stationed at Apple as an organic social lead for the App Store and Apple Arcade.