There was once a time where assassins couldn’t even swim – and now it seems we’ll be able to captain our very own rowboat! New screenshots from the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III showcase a few of the elements of gameplay we were curious about, including climbing tress to prepare for kills, a shot of city-life from the rooftops, and even additional wildlife in the form of beavers! Could they be obtained to create some sort of beaver-based weapon? Probably not!
The new screens come from a Spanish-language Assassin’s Creed fansite with possibly the coolest name possible, Gremio De Las Sombras, which means Guild of Shadows. According to Revista Gamer Style (also in Spanish), the fansite has dug up a wealth of information from an Ubisoft Ad, which confirms suspicions that the gameplay will be focusing on stealth and surprise attacks over the traditional hide-in-plain-sight mechanic.
Additionally, it is suggested that the main character known as Connor will employ a weapon of Chinese origin known as the Rope Dart, though it is not pictured. Using a narrow spearhead attached to a rope, enemy guards could presumably be pulled aloft into trees. In the revealed screenshots, we can see Connor making optimal use of his custom Assassin symbol tomahawk, as well as firing a flintlock pistol from his offhand.
Revista goes on to reveal that this new title will be 20 percent longer than Assassin’s Creed II, which took me well over 20 hours to beat, ignoring achievements. This length is apparently due to the fact the story will encompass a sizable period of Connors life. “We will live 35 years of Connor, from childhood to maturity,” Revista reports.
Assassin’s Creed III is slated for release on October 30 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.