March 1, 2012, 18:09

Assassin’s Creed III Official Artwork Is Simply Gorgeous

By David Howard, Editor-in-Chief and Founder

That’s that then. It’s real, it’s coming this October and, given the franchises superb pedigree, you should be extremely excited.

After last nights leaked promotional image, Ubisoft has officially release a rather tasty looking box art, whilst Game Informer has gone live with their April cover to showcase more artwork. The attached information from Game Informer confirms the American Revolution as the setting.

For years now we’ve enjoyed the adventures of Ezio Auditore as he makes his way through the Italian Renaissance and Ottoman-controlled Constantinople. That story is over. Ever since the conclusion of Assassin’s Creed II, a senior team of Ubisoft developers has been secretly toiling away on what comes next. That team aimed high, with plans to examine and rethink every element of the franchise from the ground up, build something new, and take a full three-year development cycle to do it.

The game that emerged is Assassin’s Creed III. Set in the latter half of the 18th century, we’ll see the war between the Templars and the Assassins escalate as it crosses over to the New World of America, and witness firsthand the events of the American Revolution. Caught in the conflict is a daring new hero in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

We’ve also had word from Ubisoft to expect an official reveal this Monday (March 5) at 17:00 GMT, so there’s not long to wait until we hear more. The Ubisoft title was also our seventh most anticipated game of 2012, based on next to no information, so it could well shoot up come Monday evening.

Excited yet? You should be.