When the fifth installment in the famed Assassin's Creed series was announced back in July, we were beyond excited. Not only is the trailer fantastic, the gameplay looks like it's going to follow in the same great vein as the previous four games, while building on it for new battle experiences. Here's some things that excite us the most about Assassin's Creed III:
The new historical setting. Any history buff had probably peed themselves by the end of the trailer. After Medieval and Renaissance settings, the Colonies during the Revolutionary War is almost completely new without being horribly alien. Guns become more important, but aren't completely necessary to fighting.
The new geographic setting. Whereas the previous games have focused very much on urban assassination, Assassin's Creed III is very obviously going to focus more on assassination in the forest, in forts, and on battlefields. Free running in cities has turned into free running in the forest, and it looks like some super fun free running!
Animals! Since you're out in the woods a lot, obviously you're going to run into some wildlife. It looks like you're going to be fighting some bears and some wolves, and that's just pure wonderfulness.
Naval battles! Ubisoft has revealed that the new game will also include battles ship-on-ship! Not only will you steer a ship as the captain, taking others down with your cannons, you'll also have the option to get up close and personal and board them.
History! Yes, this one's exciting too. You'll get to interact with real people like George Washington and Ben Franklin.
All in all, it looks like an epic time will be had by all!
Are you excited about the new features, or do you wish the new game would stay closer to the previous versions?