Like previously believed, AC3 takes place during the American Revolutionary War, and is built on an entirely new engine promising “breakthroughs in visual quality, character models and artificial intelligence”.
We’ve also learned that the new main protagonist is named Ratohnhake:ton and is of Native American and English decent. He’s adopted the name of Connor and is “the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars”.
Customers who pre-order Assassin’s Creed 3 at GameStop, Amazon, and Best Buy will receive a limited edition Steelbook Case. In addition the to arriving on the 360, PS3, and PC, Ubisoft have announced the game will be appearing on Nintendo’s Wii U console this fall.
Assassin’s Creed 3 releases October 30, 2012.