Assassin’s Creed 3 is getting closer to ignite the revolution on consoles! Gamespot has made a 4 part documentary where 3 parts have been uploaded. This documentary shows various developers from one of the most anticipated titles in gaming history in their journey of creating this AAA title. Each part shows tons of footage of Connor and many of the improved features in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Episode I: Making a Masterpiece
Assassin’s Creed III will have over 30 hours of gameplay, taking place in the time of the American Revolution. In this first part why was the American Revolution chosen as a setting is explained. Connor is the new assassin protagonist in this third installment, he is half british, half mohawk; he is humble, a more ground to nature type of person. The team has done their research with the native american culture and even hired a language consultant to avoid conflicts or create a stereotype. The native american language was also recorded and the meaning of Ratonhnhaké:ton means a life that is scratched. Connor believes in justice and his task will be to do what is right in Assassin’s Creed III.
AnvilNext is a breakthrough radical game engine being used to create Assassin’s Creed III. From character animation, combat system, navigation and even dynamic weather, the engine features what a AAA title looks like. Environments have been recreated with a 1:3 scale. History can be brought to live!
Episode II: Combat, Weapon and Tactics
Assassin’s Creed III will show the true face of the brutality the american revolution had to endure. Muskets, bayonets, axes were the weapon of choice for soldiers in the American Revolution period. Brand new animation have been given to Connor. Connor’s Mohawk heritage expand his arsenal with the Tomahawk and his bow & arrow. Since the animations have been done from the ground up, Connor’s brutality is reflected in combat as he stabs and cut through his opponent making Ezio and Altair look like pacifists. The rope dart is another tool Connor will use that permits his hang his opponents from a tree or even bring them closer ala Scorpion from Mortal Kombat(GET OVER HERE!). The fight system was been revamped from scratch. Meat shield can be used by Connor to protect himself from his enemies who shoot at him. The combat system is fast and fluid, Connor being agile and nimble has no trouble assassinating his enemies. Connor is the first guerrilla fighter, he hits the opponent quickly and disappears.
Episode III: The Hero Behind The War
Connor is brand new in this game, his background makes him fight for freedom. He will meet various historical figures during the American Revolution period like Israel Putnam, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Lee. Connor in a conflict he sides with whoever focuses on the greater good. As previously mentioned a language consultant was hired to guide the developers throughout creating Connor’s dialogue. When Connor is with one of his tribe, he speaks in their Mohawk language. He has been raised to adapt to nature, it’s his home. Over an hour of animation movements have been created for Connor. The climbing system has been redone, it’s more organic and stops being gridded. Parkour is an important aspect of the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Connor is a dual handed specialist, making him brutal and attacks without hesitation. “Connor is a killing machine, he is a ninja and a tank with a wolverine in there” Phys Bergeron basically defines the concept of badass for Connor with this quote.
Prepare to relive history with Assassin’s Creed III for PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 30th,2012.