Check out the new Assassin's Creed 3 Debut Trailer!

2:28 am - 03/06/2012

Also, I'm really glad that the new protagonist calls himself 'Connor,' because I have no idea how to pronounce Ratohnhaké:ton.
weekendoffender 6th-Mar-2012 11:59 am (UTC)
I just bought 1 & 2, so I guess it's good timing for me to get into the series =D
ariseishirou 6th-Mar-2012 03:22 pm (UTC)

....Hope this isn't as hilarious as it looks like it's going to be. Or maybe I do. I don't get how our native protagonist is supposed to prefer one set of ruthless, mass-murdering colonial invaders over the other set.

Maybe he's just really angry about taxes on tea or something.
kid_a_85 6th-Mar-2012 05:01 pm (UTC)
I'm getting the idea that he won't exactly be taking sides. Just a hunch.
mr_bipolar 7th-Mar-2012 06:34 am (UTC)
You're actually right, he won't. The developpers said that there will be many gray areas.
kid_a_85 6th-Mar-2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so stoked. Cannot wait.
xxbanelo 6th-Mar-2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
I've really only had a mild interest in Assassin's Creed until this trailer. It made the American history geek in me go all... geeky.

I'm going to have to tough up and play the other ones (or, well, at least finish the first one), so I have some idea of where this one's heading!
thedr9wningman 7th-Mar-2012 01:06 am (UTC)
The other ones are great, so you won't be wasting your time on them. Seriously, my favourite game series.
just_say_narf 7th-Mar-2012 01:13 am (UTC)
ACII and Brotherhood are both great. The beginning of ACII has a quick recap of the first game's events. Watching someone play AC1 on Youtube or just reading up on the story online is probably more fun than actually playing AC1, lol.
arienzio 7th-Mar-2012 08:13 am (UTC)
Readying myself for the wave of disturbing George Washington slashfics
saiou 7th-Mar-2012 11:15 am (UTC)
^^^^ THIS
blck_cherry 7th-Mar-2012 08:05 pm (UTC)
LOL, true.
angelw1ng 29th-Mar-2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Oh yeaaaah. 'cause nothing gets a girl hotter than a wig-wearing, cherry tree cutting colonist.
dark_tenshi17 7th-Mar-2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
I'm actually pretty bummed at the time period this is set in. Just the trailer is pretty much limiting you to one side. I'm not American so my interest in a game set during the Revolutionary war is very limited.

My question is how much interest is this going to garner outside of the US. The trailer is for the UK and the guy is clearly killing redcoats/British soldiers. Is this really going to be something people in Britain will want to buy for example? It is pretty specific to the US.
skindeep_ink 7th-Mar-2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
I have the same feeling here (although I am Canadian, which is a bit closer and more entwined in US history). I dislike the setting quite a bit, and I don't plan on playing this one. Which is a shame. The rest of them were pretty awesome.
winterharmony 8th-Mar-2012 01:26 am (UTC)
I think this is pretty interesting, I mean I'm from the U.S. but I still enjoyed playing the games even though they were set in Italy and Constantinople.

I'm not trying to troll anyone or anything but I find it interesting that just because it takes place in the United States that it's a turn off.

Desmond happens to be from the United States, so why wouldn't the Assassin Order eventually end up there?
sapphyre_myst 8th-Mar-2012 05:36 am (UTC)
I find this interesting too.

There are bound to be Assassin's where ever you look. In AC2, the codex page map toward the end of the game had assassin symbols in places like Russia, Africa, and Indonesia. There were a whole handful of them. So there are bound to be Orders in other spots around the world.

What makes the Revolutionary War setting the breaking factor of if you'll play the game being from the UK or elsewhere? Is this one of those "too soon?" kinda things? I don't get it. If you're a fan of the franchise, it shouldn't matter where the setting is just so long as there is a setting.
skindeep_ink 8th-Mar-2012 01:07 pm (UTC)
Don't get me wrong. If it took place around the same time frame in Canada it would be a turn-off to me too, because I just don't really find this era in the general North Americas to be very interesting at all. Say it took place in the States during the Cold War, well, I'd be all over that.

So it's partially because of the location, more-so the time period.

As for the Order ending up in the States, I always thought that it would have headquarters in every part of the world. The missions for trainee assassins in the games sent them to a whole bunch of different countries, so I would assume that that would follow through.
winterharmony 9th-Mar-2012 08:49 am (UTC)
Unfortunately the reason for the setting being in the United States is due to the fact that they are trying to wrap up Desmond's story.

I don't think there will be too many Assassin's Creed games left.

That and a lot of the Assassin's Creed "secrets" had to do with early United States history. Personally I'm excited to see them start with some sort of closure to Desmond's story.
wook77 8th-Mar-2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
To answer your example question - I'm fairly certain that British people bought ACI even though British Crusaders were getting assassinated. I'm also fairly certain that French people bought ACI even though French Crusaders were getting assassinated.

To really show what sort of comment you're truly making - how much would the following boggle you - I'm not Italian so my interest in a game set during the Italian Renaissance is very limited. I bet you're not Italian (and looking at your userinfo, it looks like you do not currently live in Italy) but you probably played the game and enjoyed it.

The games/movies/comics/books have been set across the world. You shouldn't have to be from that location to enjoy the media produced. I'm not Italian but I enjoyed the hell out of Ezio's story. I'm not Syrian but I enjoyed the hell out of Altair. I'm not Russian but I enjoyed the hell out of Nikolai Orelov.
bloodied_aura 28th-Mar-2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
I think I can answer your question, as another non-American AC fan that is bitterly disappointed with the setting. (I have more than just this reason, but I'll answer your stuff first)

To me, it is disappointing because all media is supersaturated with the USA and Americana. This is fair, since the US produces a huge percentage of English language A-Grade movies, TV shows and games. However, it was just so refreshing to have games which were set in Real Earth History (or close to it) that had almost nothing to do with the USA (I've always hated the Desmond bits- I'm not playing for modern storylines). The worst part is, in movies at least, American revolution stories generally focus too much on a lone flag flapping in the breeze whilst a single silent tear rolls, glimmering, down the patriot's dust-covered cheek. I want none of that. Presumably some portion of US audiences want it - I hope it is not the portion that Ubisoft caters to.

So, that annoyed me.

The other thing is it is far too recent in history to be (to my taste) awesome. Once you get past your single shot, primitive guns I'm just not interested. Muskets? No, thank you. Running through treetops is far less credible IRL than running across rooftops. I would have preferred another Medieval setting, maybe the Wars of the Roses, the Holy Roman Empire or somewhere in the East (which I personally know little about but I can't imagine there not being dynastic struggles)
wook77 29th-Mar-2012 05:29 am (UTC)
Personally, I'm with you. I hope that there isn't the whole single silent tear patriot crap, too. It's what makes me excited about Connor being half-Mohawk because, for 4 of the six Mohawk nations, they supported the British. So it makes me stoked to see a different interpretation of the American Revolution. I'm really curious which side of history that Connor is going to come down on. It'd be great if George Washington was a Templar and the Templars won the American Revolution. I doubt it but it will happen but it certainly would be awesome.

As far as preferred setting(s) go, I was hoping for the French Revolution. I thought it would be a great dynamic. I would've loved to see the British/Chinese dynamic explored, as well.

In the end, I'm just tired of hearing "well, it's American history so why the hell should i care about it?" It's an important revolution that, arguably, spearheaded the way for further revolutions. It involved all sorts of cultures and people. It's much less American-centric than the American Civil War.

Most importantly, I shouldn't have to be from the culture to appreciate the game itself, which is what annoyed me with the original comment. The idea that only Americans can enjoy American history is crap, to be blunt. Also, the original "but what British person is going to want to see themselves getting slaughtered" thing also annoyed me as British people were slaughtered in the first game and I didn't see people whining about that.
calcifers 8th-Mar-2012 05:52 am (UTC)
I enjoy the series, so I'll totally give this game a go. However, even though I live in the US - I'm not too fond of the setting. I guess maybe because that time period isn't all that interesting to me? :/ Not sure.. but like I said, I'll try it out for the sake that it's supposed to be quite different from the other games in the series.

Oh and Ratohnhaké:ton is pronounced as: "Ra-doon-ha-gay-doo'"

Edited at 2012-03-08 05:55 am (UTC)
binaryillusion 8th-Mar-2012 11:13 am (UTC)
Excited much D: after Revelations we need a pick me up !! :)
siliconshaman 8th-Mar-2012 12:17 pm (UTC)
Yeahhh... that's not going to sell well over here in Britain.
kitmarlowescot2 8th-Mar-2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
Makes sense to me, so many people see consparies between the founding of USA and the Templars. So it makes sense to have this game take place in this era. George Washington after all was a Mason.
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