IGN - Cloaked, armed, and interwoven into the fabric of history. Desmond Miles will once again dive into the past and experience the memories of his ancestors. This time, the renowned Assassin's Creed series will take us to the American Revolution and a cunning assassin named Connor Kenway. Assassin's Creed III cuts through the colonial frontier, its snow-bitten forests and remote settlements, as well as decades of Connor's life. Expect a breathtaking journey with more than a few assassinations along the way.
Ubisoft has been promising a reassessment of everything Assassin's Creed this time around, and so far it seems like they're poised to deliver. No element of the franchise has been untouched. Animations have been retooled. Combat is not only two-handed, but faster than ever. Even the way Connor navigates his environment is different, as Ubisoft has simplified its control scheme to make tree climbing simple and intuitive. Even things like gradual banks to rivers or allowing combat to take place on uneven surfaces add to the overall experience. In many ways this will likely prove to be the major leap the AC franchise has needed since its second installment.