Assassin’s Creed 3 to launch on October 30th 2012
Ubisoft has officially confirmed that there is an Assassin’s Creed 3 game, and that it is launching on October 30th. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot confirmed the news last night. Assassin’s Creed 3 will however, not be a follow up to Assassin’s Creed Revelations, but its own standalone story.
“Assassin’s Creed 3 is the true next generation of both the Assassin’s Creed brand and interactive entertainment/storytelling in general,” Guillemot announced.
The last Assassin’s Creed game, Assassin’s Creed Revelations was released not so long ago. So how on Earth is Ubisoft able to make another so quickly? Well apparently the game has so far been three years in the making. That news should at least quell fears of a rushed sequel.
In fact, Ubisoft hopes that it will be the best-selling game in the series. Naturally, next to nothing is known of the game’s story, but it’s very likely that it will not feature the famous protagonist Ezio Auditore.
An October release date also marks Assassin’s Creed 3 as a possible Nintendo Wii U launch title. Last month Nintendo confirmed that its new Wii U console will launch in time for Christmas. A new Assassin’s Creed adventure can only help the console hit the ground running. And with its unique tablet-style controls, you can bet the Wii U version will feature some kind of elaborate touchscreen controls thrown in, getting up to all kinds of mischief. For now though anything else is purely speculation.
We can only look forward to hearing more of Ubisoft’s plans for what we’re hoping will be a more innovative game than past sequels. Assassin’s Creed Revelations was hardly a series best. Here’s hoping.