We already know a few things about Assassin’s Creed 3 but Ubisoft dropped a bomb on us today.
It turns out that Ubisoft hasn’t ignored the fact that there was some serious seafaring combat during the Revolutionary War. They explained that Connor is given command of a ship and crew and he can give them orders as he sees fit. We were treated to a combat scene where Connor steers his ship throughout the seas to combat the Red Coats. The sea combat is actually one of the coolest looking examples of this that I have ever saw. The seas begin to get choppy and a storm rolls in while in combat, forcing Connor’s ship and crew to fight the ocean along with the Red Coats. After firing on the enemy ship a few times, another ship appears and Connor immediately steers his ship alongside the new ship and opens fire. Fire and splinters are scattered everywhere and the Red Coat ship is ignited, but Connor’s ship has taken damage as well. Connor steers his ship around to his enemies’ keel opens fire once more, finally sinking his enemy. The crew cheers and then points out the first ship, that has been disabled, is trying to make a getaway. Well, Connor isn’t having that, he steers his ship alongside the crippled one and the boarding grapple hooks fly out and the crew begins to board. The demo ends with Connor in traditional assassin form mid-air.
Honestly, I was already excited about Assassin’s Creed 3 but the new seafaring combat is one of the coolest things by far that has been featured in a game recently. To make sure that people who haven’t gotten around to picking up the PS3 can do so now with the Assassin’s Creed 3 bundle that will be coming out at the same time as the game itself.