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Assassin's Creed III Footage Emerges From the Shadows

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Going for the kill

We know that Assassin's Creed III is coming to Wii U, one of a promising selection of cross-platform titles on the way to Nintendo's new console. It's also one of the most highly anticipated releases, with some of those familiar with the series encouraged by the new setting and confident that this is more than another minor variation of what came before.

Ubisoft has now released the first official in-game footage, rather than flashy CGI, to show off the concept. It's pre-alpha build, as the video clearly states, and there's also no clarification of what platform this footage represents. This isn't necessarily Wii U footage, and we shouldn't assume it is, but it's an early look at the game.

We may see some actual Wii U footage at E3, in fact we'd be surprised if Nintendo doesn't show off as many third-party offerings as possible, so treat this as a teaser until then.

[via youtube.com]

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Mercury9

#4

Mercury9 said:

*Sees HD Union Jack flag....Ok, I'm buying this!

Am I the only one who pinches themselves in order to believe a game as good looking as this, is coming to a Nintendo console? The very idea of it gets me very, very excited for not just this but what other new and revamped titles we can expect.

And I'm not ashamed to say that when I first saw HD Zelda, I got a lump in my throat and nearly shed a tear! A game that was with me in childhood and gave me so many great memories had finally grown up and been given the graphical justice it long deserved :)

Nintendo, I do believe I love you!

rjejr

#5

rjejr said:

Didn't know this was coming to Wii U. OK, maybe I did know, but it just dawned on me now - after a long post on PushSquare yesterday about the video itself - that this is going to be the FIRST AC game on a N console. This is AC 3 but I'm pretty sure it's the 4th or 5th game in the series. Maybe more as I always lose track of the portable games. Will Ubisoft or the WiiU version of the game give us an encyclopedia to catch up on all the world conquering time travel factions this game has as a back-story? I really want to play it but probably like many of the Wii owners out there I haven't played any games in the series before.

Mercury9

#6

Mercury9 said:

Um. First AC on a Nintendo home console that is.
We had AC: Altairs Chronicles on DS.

Not-Another-Ad

#7

Not-Another-Ad said:

It would be nice if this was a 15+ or a 16+.
Then I'd be able to buy it.

Otherwise it looks brilliant.

rjejr

#8

rjejr said:

Wow, checked Wiki, this is the 8th or 9th AC game (does FB count as a game?). And numerous novels, comic books and animated films. No, not confusing at all ;-)

japzone

#12

japzone said:

Looks more like a Test Trailer. If you think any part of the Trailer was bad that's probably why.

FonistofCruxis

#13

FonistofCruxis said:

@Nick-Clegg Age ratings can change for games before they release and I wouldn't be at all surprised if that happened for this as it looks more like a 15 or 16 than an 18 to me.

mamp

#14

mamp said:

IDK about his clothing it doesn't quite fit in with everyone else's style and while it looked good in the snow it looked weird in the grassy areas. IDK did anyone else feel like this about his clothing.

X-145

#15

X-145 said:

This looks awesome, I'm going to get it. You can always count on Wikipedia to give you the backstory to the entire AC series! :D

Ren

#17

Ren said:

This looks pretty awesome, but I've never played the others. I don't get why through different eras he always has to wear those ridiculous hoody-pajamas. Maybe their not ready for a "re-boot" but a different outfit wouldn't hurt.

Henmii

#19

Henmii said:

Nice looking footage! But since we don't know from wich version it is, it doesn't say anything!

CommanderAudio

#20

CommanderAudio said:

@Aviator I have to agree with you. After 29,000 centurys of playing as Ezio in Rome, it's good to have a change of scenery.
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Obvious78

#21

Obvious78 said:

I really hope they make the Wii U version much more a "Wii u version" using the Wii U's capabilities with its tablet like controller instread of a poor port from the last gen console systems.

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