Connor may be the face of Assassin's Creed III, but it could be series regular Desmond that winds up stealing the show. Speaking to the rookie assassin's role in Ubisoft's upcoming sequel, writer Matt Turner told CVG that fans will spend more time outside of the Animus than usual, hinting, "All I can say about Desmond's story is you're going to experience more Desmond than you've ever had before. We're spending more time on the present than we have in past games.”
Turner was careful not to spoil any details regarding Desmond's arc, but added the character will be crucial the game's plot, adding, "It's a big part of our story and I don't really want to give too many details away because I want people to experience what that is. But rest assured, you're going to see a lot of Desmond. More so than in any past game."
Considering the entire Assassin's Creed series has been building up to a major in-game event scheduled for 2012, it make sense that the assassin living in that era would receive major screen time. The big question is where Ubisoft will take the series beyond “the big event”, and if Desmond will live to see another sequel. Our prediction (based on absolutely nothing) is that the ending of Assassin's Creed III will see players awakening from a future Animus after reliving Desmond's final moments. Apologies if we just blew your mind.
Assassin's Creed III arrives for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 30 in North America, and October 31 in the UK. Get a jump on your targets with our preview, Assassin’s Creed III – First look at the Revolution through Connor’s eyes.