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Assassin's Creed 3
Assassin's Creed 3

Nintendo Wii U | PC | PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Developer: Ubisoft Official Site: http://www.assassinscreed.com
Publisher: Ubisoft Classification: MA15+
Release Date:
31st October 2012
Monday, 1 April 2019
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 04:05pm 01/04/19 | 0 Comments
As continues to be the (mostly) welcome case, another classic game has gone through the remastering phase of its life, with Assassin's Creed III making its way to the PC, PS4 and Xbox One in full 4K HDR support.

As the first game where its historical content was set in the US during colonisation, Assassin's Creed III stands as a different entry in the series that attempted to move it into open-world territory while also featuring a minority lead character.
Experience the Assassin’s Creed universe on the eve of the American Revolution and play as Connor, the warrior son of a Native American mother and British father. As the bloody revolution draws near, your clan is threatened by a powerful group seeking to crush the American Revolution and control the thirteen colonies. After the devastation of your village, you pledge your life to preserve freedom. Unleash your deadly skills in a decades-long quest that will take you from the chaotic city streets to blood-soaked battlefields in the hostile American wilderness and beyond. Explore colonial Boston, New York, the frontier and various epic naval missions, meeting legendary American heroes as you conspire to annihilate all those who threaten Liberty.

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered includes Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered, which tells the unforgettable journey that takes Aveline from the crowded streets of New Orleans to voodoo-haunted swamps and ancient Mayan ruins. Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will be available on the Nintendo Switch™ system starting May 21.
Watch a trailer for the re-release embedded below, and below that feast your eyes on a number of new screens.









Thursday, 11 October 2018
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 01:05pm 11/10/18 | 0 Comments
But, we still have to wait before we get to see a trailer or images. As part of the Season Pass for Assassin's Creed Odyssey as well as something that will be sold separately - Ubisoft is currently prepping a proper remaster of Assassin's Creed III with new 4K HDR presentation on Xbox One X and PlayStation 4, plus several new visual updates.

Including:
  • Resolution upscale allowing you to play in 4K & HDR on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and PC, and 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One.
  • Higher resolution textures
  • New character models
  • New lighting rendering system : Physically Based Rendering
  • Denser crowd, environments and VFX

  • Desner crowds sound interesting as does revamped lighting and new character models - both of which will no doubt give the project a more modern sheen when it launches March 2019.

    All this talk of higher resolution and new texture and lighting have us excited to see just how it all looks in motion. Assasin's Creed 3 is one of the most modern entries in the series, with a story that takes place during the American Revolution of 18th century America.
    Wednesday, 20 March 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 12:39pm 20/03/13 | 0 Comments
    Today, Ubisoft has announced the launch of The Betrayal, the second episode in the three-part Assassin’s Creed 3 - The Tyranny of King Washington DLC series. The second episode will continue the alternate-universe style setting in which George Washington has gone mad with power and hero Ratonhnhaké:ton steps up to stop the mad king.
    The Betrayal continues the next chapter in hero Ratonhnhaké:ton’s war against the mad King George Washington, taking gamers to Boston to find an unlikely ally. Ratonhnhaké:ton will discover a new ability- the power of the eagle, which empowers him to quickly fly across short distances and hone in on enemies for precise and brutal assassinations.
    The final episode of the three-part series, the Redemption, has also been dated for April 23rd for PC and Xbox, with the PlayStation 3 gaining access on April 24th. All episodes will be available for the Wii U through the Nintendo eShop.

    Currently the second episode is available now on PC and Xbox, and will launch tomorrow for PlayStation 3. Check out the trailer and screenshots below for quick look at what to expect in the new DLC.



    Wednesday, 13 March 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 10:48am 13/03/13 | 0 Comments
    Ubisoft has revealed a new trailer today showcasing the Wolf power, one of the special abilities unlocked in the new Tyranny of King Washington DLC for Assassin's Creed 3.
    Meet Ratonhnhaké:ton, the hero who will rise to fight the unjust and tyrannical King Washington. Learn more about the Wolf power, one of the special abilities locked in his lineage.

    In the first episode of the Tyranny of King Washington series, our hero, Ratonhnhaké:ton, awakens from an unsettling dream to find that, despite his efforts to deliver justice in the newly-founded United States of America, a new king has been crowned – George Washington. The Infamy will take gamers through the beginning of the journey to dethrone King Washington.
    Check out the trailer below or swing by our recent review of the first part of the DLC, titled "Infamy".

    Thursday, 7 February 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 10:42am 07/02/13 | 0 Comments
    Ubisoft has today revealed the release dates for all three upcoming episodes of Assassin’s Creed 3 The Tyranny of King Washington DLC. The three-part singleplayer DLC will return players to an alternate reality, where George Washington has succumbed to infinite power and crowned himself king, apparently going mad along with it.
  • Assassin’s Creed III The Tyranny of King Washington: The Infamy will be available on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PCs on February 19

  • Assassin’s Creed III The Tyranny of King Washington: The Betrayal will release on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PCs on March 19

  • Assassin’s Creed III The Tyranny of King Washington: The Redemption will be available on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Windows PCs on April 23
  • Not only will players be gaining access to a new storyline, but the DLC also adds several new abilities, including the chance to control a pack of wolves, use camouflage, put warpaint on to enhance abilities and be filled with the rage of a bear.

    The first episode of the DLC, titled Infamy, will detail the assassin Ratonhnhaké:ton and his attempts at trying to dethrone the mad King Washington. The DLC will be available as part of the Season Pass, but those who are looking to purchase separately can do so, with a $9.99 price tag or 800 Microsoft Points on each individual part.

    Ubisoft has also confirmed that all existing and future DLC packs will be available on the Wii U version, available for purchase through the Nintendo eShop.



    Friday, 25 January 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 10:42am 25/01/13 | 0 Comments
    Ubisoft has today announced a release date for the first of three episodes for Assassin's Creed 3 DLC "The Tyranny of King Washington", titled "Infamy" and will follow an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution.
    In the first episode of the Tyranny of King Washington series, our hero, Ratonhnhaké:ton, awakens from an unsettling dream to find that, despite his efforts to deliver justice in the newly-founded United States of America, a new king has been crowned – George Washington. The Infamy will take gamers through the beginning of the journey to dethrone King Washington.
    The first episode will be made available to season pass holders or those looking to purchase as a single DLC pack on February 19th for PC and Xbox 360, with a release for PlayStation 3 on February 20th. Currently no release date has been set for the Wii U version, however Ubisoft has previously stated that all DLC will made available on Nintendo's console at a later date.

    Friday, 18 January 2013
    Post by Eorl @ 11:04am 18/01/13 | 1 Comments
    Ubisoft has today announced that the Hidden Secrets and Battle Hardened DLC for wall-climbing stealth game Assassin's Creed 3 are now available for Nintendo's Wii U console. The two DLC packs offer varying amounts of content for both singleplayer and multiplayer, and can be purchased individually or through the season content pass.
    The Hidden Secrets for Assassin’s Creed III adds three extra missions, including the Lost Mayan Ruins, the Ghost of War and a Dangerous Secret, for an additional hour of game play, taking gamers from the lost Mayan ruins to the high seas. Every successful mission is rewarded with in-game weapons. Gamers will also receive:
    • Two single-player costumes including the fabled Captain of the Aquila uniform and the traditional Colonial Assassin outfit

    • Two multiplayer characters including the fearsome Redcoat and the deadly Sharpshooter
    The Battle Hardened pack extends the Assassin's Creed III multiplayer experience with new playable characters and maps:
    • Three multiplayer characters including the influential Governor, the resilient Highlander and the fearsome Coyote Man

    • Three multiplayer maps including Charlestown, Fort St-Mathieu and Saint Pierre
    Ubisoft has also confirmed that the upcoming "Tyranny of George Washington" will be making its way to the Wii U, however no release date has been offered yet for any platforms. The new DLC will be told through three episodic content packs, and follow an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution.
    Thursday, 13 December 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 03:03pm 13/12/12 | 8 Comments
    Ubisoft has today revealed that the wall-climbing action game Assassin's Creed 3 has sold a whopping 7 million copies worldwide in its first month of launch, putting it as the fastest-selling game in Ubisoft's arsenal of titles.

    Ubisoft has also dropped some stats for those wanting to know what 7 million players have been up to. In the solo mission part of the game, players have accumulated more than 82 centuries of gaming time and committed more than 3 billion assassinations which would probably get you put in jail. Moving to multiplayer, Ubisoft claims twice as many players are now participating compared to Assassin's Creed: Revelations modes with more than 250 million assassinations having been performed in more than 5 billion multiplayer sessions.
    “The reception for Assassin’s Creed 3 has been exceptional, and this success has positioned the game among the best sellers of the 2012 holiday season” said Geoffroy Sardin, EMEA chief marketing & sales officer, Ubisoft. “We knew we had something special on our hands when Assassin’s Creed 3 was launched, and we’re really excited and proud to see how much fans are enjoying the latest installment in the franchise.”
    Assassin's Creed 3 is available now on PC, Xbox 360, Wii U and PlayStation 3 at all participating retailers.
    Saturday, 8 December 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 02:54pm 08/12/12 | 3 Comments
    At this years VGA 2012 Awards, Ubisoft has revealed their upcoming episodic singleplayer DLC "The Tyranny of King Washington" for Assassin's Creed 3. The three-part series has been confirmed by Ubisoft as being non-cannon, and will be available to all those who hold a Season Pass for wall-climbing assassin title.
    As the revolution comes to a close, a new and most unexpected enemy emerges. Driven by the desire to secure the fate of the colonies, the greatest hero of the revolution, George Washington, succumbs to the temptation of infinite power. The new King is born and his reign leaves no one untouched. To return freedom to the land, our new hero must dethrone a tyrant he once called friend.
    You can check out the reveal trailer below, however no official release date has been given yet.

    Wednesday, 5 December 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 12:20pm 05/12/12 | 1 Comments
    Ubisoft has announced that the first downloadable content pack for Assassin's Creed 3, titled The Hidden Secrets, is now available for Season Pass owners on Xbox 360 and PC, with a release for PlayStation 3 owners tomorrow. The first of five DLC packs, The Hidden Secrets gives players three new missions to complete that take them from the Mayan Ruins through to the high seas.
    The Hidden Secrets for Assassin’s Creed III adds three extra missions, including the Lost Mayan Ruins, the Ghost of War and a Dangerous Secret, for an additional hour of gameplay, taking gamers from the lost Mayan ruins to the high seas. Every successful mission is rewarded with in-game weapons. Gamers will also receive:

  • Two single-player costumes including the fabled Captain of the Aquila uniform and the traditional Colonial Assassin outfit
  • Two multiplayer characters including the fearsome Redcoat and the deadly Sharpshooter
  • The DLC will also be available as a separate purchase on December 11th for PC and Xbox Live Arcade, and December 13th for the PlayStation Network. The first downloadable content pack will release for the Nintendo Wii U at a later date.
    Monday, 26 November 2012
    Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:56pm 26/11/12 | 1 Comments
    Assassin's Creed III has been turning heads this Holiday season, as one of the top Triple-A titles out there, scoring a 9.7 on AusGamers, and keeping players glued to their gaming systems for more time than it took for the Tea Party to drive the Brits away.

    Okay, maybe not that long, but you get our drift.

    Ubisoft has hooked AusGamers up with two collector's edition "Freedom Editions" of the game -- one for Xbox 360 and one for PS3 -- along with a copy of the Penguin-published novel, Assassin's Creed: Forsaken, and the Official Game Guide.

    This is your favourite, classic 25 words of less challenge, and we only have two prize packs to give away -- so be sure to enter now!

    Click here for all the details!
    Post by Dan @ 11:20am 26/11/12 | 11 Comments
    Although Assassin's Creed 3's belated PC launch is taking a bit of fire as a bad console port --with complaints ranging from a low CPU bottleneck, poor multiplayer match making, forced 16:9 resolutions, issues with dual-display setups, and the lack of a windowed-mode option-- graphics card manufacturer Nvidia has posted a detailed blog update, accompanied with a video showcase, demonstrating some of the enhancements that the desktop version has over it's console equivalents.
    In August, when Ubisoft delayed the PC release beyond that of the console versions, gamers were bitterly disappointed. Many accused Ubisoft of deliberately holding back the PC version, primarily to avoid piracy, but also to keep the focus and limelight on the console versions. These accusations couldn’t be further from the truth, which is this: Ubisoft wanted to make an incredible PC version that rivaled all other games in terms of looks and tech, but to do so a small delay was required.
    The article then goes on to mention higher resolution textures and LOD, DirectX 11 tessellation, FXAA, and shadow quality.

    Nothing particularly groundbreaking, but the game does supposedly come bundled free with select GeForce 600 series cards. Watch the clip below and make up your own mind.

    Wednesday, 21 November 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 12:02pm 21/11/12 | 1 Comments
    Ubisoft has released a new trailer in preparation for the PC launch of the stealthy Assassin's Creed 3 title. The trailer gives a great overview of what to expect from the latest in the long running series, with the new protagonist taking over the reigns.
    Discover the extraordinary journey that will transform Connor into a Master Assassin and forever change the destiny of a nation.

    Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, prepare to be drawn back into the centuries old battle between the Assassin's Order and their sworn enemy, the Templars.
    If you haven't yet, you can check out our recent review for what we thought about the wall jumping title, and you can also find what to expect in the PC edition over here.

    Assassin's Creed 3 will be available for PC on November 22nd.

    Wednesday, 14 November 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 10:55am 14/11/12 | 4 Comments
    In a recent Ask Me Anything post on the popular site Reddit (thanks Highdetails), Ubisoft staff members including Lead Game Designer Alex Hutchinson responded to various questions about the recently released Assassin's Creed 3 title, and just what to expect from the PC version of the game which has been delayed by a month.

    According to the Ubisoft responses, the game will ship with "DX11 support for the PC version, so you’ll notice some significant increases in texture resolution (double-res in most cases, but quadruple in some), tesselation (which is like, the new DX11 hotness) and some other shader improvements" which is great news for the PC enthusiasts. The PC version will also be shipping with all current console patches, plus a special patch "ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible."

    Assassin's Creed 3 is currently out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and will be arriving on November 23rd for PC and for the Wii U on the console's launch.

    Thursday, 8 November 2012
    Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:05pm 08/11/12 | 0 Comments
    We don't normally do this type of thing, but there seemed to be a bit of a demand for it and I was actually curious about the contents anyway, so we took the George Washington's Diary collectable from the Assassin's Creed III Freedom Edition CE and cut into its secret pages, just for you.

    The act almost brought a tear to my eye, but beyond showing you what's hidden in the diary, we thought it was also important to show you the best way to do it if it was something you planned on attempting, because using the supplied tool, I actually butchered the first page I attempted, so switched up to a much more specific tool and pulled the rest off with ease.

    Click here for the video and scans of the secret pages.
    Wednesday, 7 November 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 11:24am 07/11/12 | 9 Comments
    CEO of Ubisoft Yves Guillemot has estimated (thanks Siliconera) that the first week of sales for Assassin's Creed 3 are around 3.5 million units on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, according to a recent financial report. The positive sales are actually more than double that of previous Assassin's Creed: Revelations title, which only sold 1.26 million in its first month of being on sale.
    “First-week sell-through sales for Assassin’s Creed III are estimated at over 3.5 million units, representing a year-over-year increase of more than 100 percent,” Guillemot revealed. “Just Dance 4 is performing in line with our expectations and Far Cry 3 has achieved among the best playtest scores in Ubisoft’s history, confirming the game’s outstanding quality.”
    The developer is also looking ahead, stating that they expect positive results from their Wii U launch titles, including Rayman Legends and ZombiU, plus the upcoming title Far Cry 3.

    Yves also noted that sales forecast has increased from €1,160 million – €1,200 million to €1,200 million – €1,260 million, and the operating income forecast is now at €70 million – €100 million compared to a previous €70 million – €90 million.
    Wednesday, 31 October 2012
    Post by Steve Farrelly @ 08:59am 31/10/12 | 30 Comments
    We've been talking about it all year, and despite our obvious enthusiasm for almost every facet of Ubisoft's third official entry in the Assassin's Creed III, none of it prepared us for the final product.

    Taking cues from what the first and second games did so well, in dropping us into a rich, unknown world full of dense story, unbelievable character control and ever-rewarding gameplay mechanics, Assassin's Creed III carves out not only its own path in this franchise, but elevates the series to new heights. Add to this a tightened and more expanded multiplayer and you have an absolute contender for Game of the Year.

    Click here for our in-depth review.
    Tuesday, 30 October 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 10:31am 30/10/12 | 3 Comments
    While we are still waiting until tomorrow for the official release of upcoming wall climber Assassin's Creed 3, Ubisoft has released the official and final launch trailer. Detailing the background of protagonist Connor, the newest assassin sets out on a quest to uphold his honour, and to get back at those who robbed him of a normal life.
    The time is now at hand! Launch day is upon us! Check out the official Assassin's Creed III Launch Trailer and go deep into the untold history that didn't only create a new nation, but a new Master Assassin. Experience the hidden truth behind one of history's most influential wars -- the American Revolution -- and become a part of the legendary Brotherhood, yourself. Only in Assassin's Creed III.
    Check out the trailer below (HD here) for a glimpse into the mind of Connor, and what to expect from the newest assassin.

    Assassin's Creed 3 will be available October 31st for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and on PC November 22nd.

    Friday, 26 October 2012
    Post by Dan @ 10:44am 26/10/12 | 9 Comments
    Ubisoft has excitedly shared the news that the hotly anticipated Assassin's Creed 3 has become the most pre-ordered game in the company's history by a wide margin, reportedly more than doubling the previous record holder, 2011's Assassin's Creed: Revelations.
    “Assassin’s Creed III is one of the most anticipated games of the year, and this impressive pre-order mark is just a hint of the game’s potential,” said Geoffroy Sardin, chief EMEA sales and marketing officer at Ubisoft. “When players discover the new features, historical period, characters and gaming experience that the development team has worked so hard to create, we’re confident that they will agree that this is the biggest, best Assassin’s Creed game yet.”

    Customers still have time to place their pre-orders and benefit from exciting deals, including the Special Edition, an exclusive package with bonus in-game digital content; Single Player Mission: A Dangerous Secret, with an exclusive Flintlock Musket weapon reward. Available at all leading games retailers.
    In related news that Ubi would surely be less happy about, the Xbox 360 version of the game has found its way into the hands of copyright infringers, with a version of the game playable on modified consoles now out in the wild, five days before the game's official launch.

    Gameplay footage and spoilers are already starting to propagate, so exercise caution for a few days if you want to go into the American Revolution nice and fresh.

    Although console piracy is somewhat less accessible and prevalent than PC piracy, this particular development is a touch ironic for the publisher, as the PC version's one month delay was presumed to be due to Ubisoft's piracy projections on the desktop platform. In an October GamesCom 2012 interview with GI International, Ubi CEO Yves Guillemot had claimed the PC as having "around a 93-95 per cent piracy rate".

    Assassin’s Creed III officially launches on October 31 for PS3 and Xbox 360, on November 22 for PC, and during the "launch window" for the Wii U.
    Wednesday, 24 October 2012
    Post by Eorl @ 03:54pm 24/10/12 | 2 Comments
    PlayStation 3 users will be glad to know that an exclusive content pack will be out on release for the upcoming Assassin's Creed 3. The content will feature a story arc involving Benedict Arnold, a name synonymous with deceit and treachery in the American Revolutionary War.
    The PS3-exclusive four-mission arc begins with a special request from General Washington in exposing a rumored plot to overthrow West Point, a critical link in the defense of the Colonies against Great Britain. Across four missions, Connor will flush out Loyalist spies and work undercover for Benedict Arnold, culminating in a full-blown assault on West Point that Connor must halt at all costs.
    The content will be available only to PlayStation 3 purchases of Assassin's Creed 3, with no word on whether Xbox 360 and PC will get it later down the track. Check out the trailer below for a glimpse at what to expect in the betrayal of West Point.

    Assassin's Creed 3 will be available on October 31st for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and November 22nd for PC.