Follow Assassin’s Creed III’s Connor As He Wrestles Wolves And Soldiers

By Ishaan . June 4, 2012 . 4:13pm

At E3 this week, Ubisoft shared in-game play footage of Assassin’s Creed III, featuring the game’s new protagonist, Connor. It starts out with a bit of parkour among the trees in a snowy field, and then Connor wrestles with a wolf. Once that’s out of the way, you get to see him enter an encampment where he completes a quest, and then move on to his next goal.


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  • SirRichard

    It’s looking insanely good, it’s easily going to be my favourite of the year. All the new touches, the new weapons, the weather and fighting animals, all of it. I like what the bit in the fort implies (if I watched it right); there’s multiple ways through a mission, you could sneak in and have a hell of a time getting to him, or you could just blow up a gunpowder deposit and slip through the ensuing chaos.

    Easily the main highlight of the conference for me, with Watch Dogs a close second.

    • Took the words out of my mouth.

      Loved the whole Ubisoft conference, but AC3 and Watch Dogs were definitely the stars. Amazing tree climbing and new killing moves in AC3 and impressive hacking skills in Watch Dogs. Yummy!

    • Solomon_Kano

      Yea, all the new stuff they showed was pretty incredible — both for what it immediately showed and the implications. Smaller things like the hunting, for instance. So you can fight animals, cool, but apparently you can trade them as well? That’s what I thought while watching that bit. Ubisoft’s really stepped it up for ACIII.

      Yearly fatigue or no, I think it’s foolish to put AC next to Call of Duty. Ubisoft puts a lot of work into making each feel different from the last. ACIII is the poster child for that.

      • Aoshi00

        W/ all the nature and anmals, it reminds me a bit of Red Dead Redemption too, and you have the early American setting.  I can’t believe they translate all the climbing and jumping from the usual buildings and towers to tree branches in the forest, looks even cooler than Naruto :)

        Alrdy pre-ordered from Amazon for the steelbook case, actually I kinda want the DLC from Gamestop too.. even though I only beat AC1 and close to beating AC2, and have yet to play Brotherhood and Revelations yet, so behind *.*..

        • Solomon_Kano

          Yea, I never even considered that trees could substitute for all the usual building hopping. It just looks so… natural.

          I need to run through the series myself, too. I watched my cousin play AC, played half of 2, and I haven’t even touched Brotherhood and Revelations. Plus, I wanna play the PSP one and Liberation. Whew. My summer might only consist of playing AC lol.

          • Aoshi00

            Yeah, it’s so exciting to see him jumping one tree branch to another non-stop, motion seems so smooth, very nice mo-cap there.. I enjoyed the first AC a lot, think I’m almost done w/ 2 but got side tracked.. and then Brotherhood & Revelations seem to have come so fast.  I don’t plan on playing the PSP game though, Liberation I could wait (female assassin a bit weird and the Louisiana setting kinda like Infamous 2?), still have those 2 to finish to get ready for AC3 *.*.. also I need to finish Uncharted 3 before Naughty Dog’s the Last of Us :)  This really gives me a Red Dead feel, and I like games incorporating historical periods, this feels refreshing since they did Europe for all 3 AC2s…

          • Solomon_Kano

            Liberation’s female assassin is actually the main reason I’m interested, the Lousiana setting being a second reason. That’s something new for AC and Lousiana is a rare setting for a game (was awesome in Infamous 2).

            You just reminded me that I need to get Uncharted 3. Haven’t even played it yet, but I definitely wanna do that soon. I guess I’ll knock Golden Abyss out too. Not ND’s Uncharted, but still. I guess I like completing whole series.

          • Aoshi00

            Yeah, I guess Louisiana is quite an exotic setting. I liked movies like Princess & the Frog and Angel Heart (Mickey Rourke). But I just don’t think I’d have time for yet another portable AC when I still have 3 games to finish before AC3 :(.. I only played the first Infamous, it was fun but a bit repetitive, not 2 yet. Infamous 2 is free for PS Plus subscribers now, but the d/l is over 14 Gb *.*.. d/l’ing a full game takes so long and takes so much space…

            Uncharted games were really fun, don’t know why I stopped playing 3… I got the Jpn ver of Golden Abyss too w/ both Eng/Jpn dub. It does look amazing, but I haven’t really touched my Vita, just waiting for Gravity Daze I guess :)

  • The wildlife and the snowy mountains are starting to remind me of Red Dead Redemption except this is way better….

    • Aoshi00

      Yeah, totally reminded me of Red Dead which I loved, and AC has better combat too of course.. both look to be epic w/ such unique American setting..  Best Buy and Amazon have the steelbook case but Gamestop has Mayan Ruins DLC, deciding which one is better… Still need to finish AC2 though, and Brotherhood and Revelations to catch up…

  • Jazlynn Lim

    Oh wow, the guy playing this is good.

    I love how cinematic and Prince of Persia-ish this feels.

  • Closet_Ninja

    Pretty Wicked

  • Sperium3000

    Ok, now -that- was awesome.

  • rebecasunao

    I don’t get how people can not be interested in the AC franchise. Seriously.
    I loved the trailer, obviously. That was a huge change from the previous games.
    Too bad they didn’t talk about ACIII for Vita.

    • Solomon_Kano

      I think Sony convinced them to save that for their conference. If it’s happening at all, that’d be a great reveal to keep for themselves.

  • Solomon_Kano

    I wasn’t quite sold on the US concept before Ubisoft made it official, but they’ve been doing a great job of selling me on this. Every single trailer it gets better and better.

  • yalissa

    When the trailer finished playing on my large TV, I couldn’t bring myself to say anything else other than, “OH MY GOD. THAT WAS AWESOME. DID YOU SEE THAT?! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!”
    And lots of gibberish no one will ever be able to comprehend.
    This game will be amazing.
    And I need that song in the trailer. 

    • I said the same thing but not with this trailer, the seabattles shown at sony’s briefing was just downright sexy.

      • I know right?

        I was crying and tearing my face off for the whole demonstration. Couldn’t believe the awesomeness I was witnessing.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    To be honest, the more I see of this game, the more I get the impression that it’s going to boil down to “Americans good, British bad”. Which is disappointing, considering how the first game attempted to be as neutral as possible regarding the Crusades. It’s even more jarring when you consider that most Native Americans who actively participated in the conflict sided with the British rather than the colonists.

    I’ve heard some claims that it won’t actually be like that,so I’m keeping my hopes up. But so far, all the trailers and cinematics have given off that impression.

    • Mr_SP

       Well, in this trailer, Conner clearly points out that he doesn’t *care* about the civil war, just the Templar. Though, admittedly, the Templar is a British man, and the various hidden info in AC2, ACB, and ACR seem to suggest that it took a while to get a Templar in the Oval Office. But, at least he’s not dead-set on one side to start off with.

  • Rather than wrestles with wolves, it’s better to befriend them and make them assassin’s army. But it’s okay just too bad they don’t implemented something I think would be very cool. Other than that it looks pretty cool.

  • When I first heard that ACIII was set in America, I was a bit worried. One of the best things ever in the AC series was finding the tallest building in the city, climbing it, and eagle diving into some hay. But where would those tall elegant cathedral-like buildings be in a pioneer/colonial America?

    But then this trailer was like, “Hey girl, you forgot about MOUNTAINS.”

    And then I was won over.

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  • Göran Isacson

    Sooo I’m going to presume that there is a way to play this game that does not have me act as a raving lunatic mass-murderer. Because dude. Seriously. What about that was stealth?

    Not saying it didn’t look awesome and all, but, you know. Stealth.

    • You know I was thinking the same when I saw the trailers. Actually I was thinking the same about a lot of the games. “Uhm, can I have some titles where I’m not murdering the hell out of everything for a “just cause”, or is that asking too much as usual?”

      • Göran Isacson

        Yeah, for now it looks like everyone wanted their E3 trailers to be SUPERSUSPENSEFUL ACTION MOVE EXPLOSION BONANZA YYYEEAAAAAHHHH!! *explosions happen and we wear sunglasses while we walk away from the explosions*

        It kinda comes to the point where it’s too much of a good thing, yanno?

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