Any true Assassin’s Creed fan could tell you that the year 2012 has a prominent role in the overarching mythos of the series, ever since the first game back in 2007. So it was always safe to bet that a major final moment considering the Desmond storyline would surface sometime during this year. Now sources close to the project are telling the website CVG that we will hear an official announcement before March 31st, and that what they’re calling Assassin’s Creed III will take place during the American Revolution. I think taking such a huge leap in time is a brilliant idea (although I still drool at the idea of an entirely modern Assassin’s Creed game.. or Egypt during King Tut’s reign.. or China around the time the Great Wall was being erected), and I love the possibilities such a hostile and brutal era has for the series.
The exciting switch to the 18th century conflict will mark the series’ ‘biggest instalment yet‘, according to Ubisoft, and our insider indicates the game will be publicly showcased before the end of the company’s fiscal year on March 31.
The American setting was first hinted in Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’s ‘Da Vinci Disappearance’ DLC, which drip-fed players a set of coordinates leading to New York state, USA.
Another hint featured in the ending of latest series entry, Revelations, when a futuristic globe hovered over the US (pictured).
Perhaps the biggest indication though came late last year, when a Ubisoft survey asked fans where they’d like to see Assassin’s Creed go next. The options included, “The confrontation between British colonists and native Americans during The American Revolution.”