Ubisoft is expected to make an announcement regarding Assassin’s Creed III on Monday. Unfortunately for them, we have our first leaked image of the title:
- The Flintlock
This gun was introduced at the beginning of the 17th century and quickly replaced its predecessors. The Flintlock has a short range and is typically used in combination with a sword or cutlass. It’s also important to note that the Flintlock was commonly used as a military sidearm.
If you look closely, you can see a holstered sword around the character’s belt. Judging by the fancy round gold handle, it’s safe to say this sword wasn’t carried by the average colonial joe. It’s likely this sword belonged to a British ship captain.
- Holstered Pistol
Next to the sword, you can see a holstered pistol. That makes two short ranged guns.
- Bow and Arrow
Perhaps the most obvious weaponry in the image are the bow and arrow. This will allow players to perform long-ranged stealth kills. What’s going to be a challenge is going for a killshot. I’m afraid arrows in the knee will not suffice here.
This could be hinting at a more violent and bloody title compared to the past AC games. The blade is shaped like the “A” for “Assassin’s”, which means this hatchet blade was custom made.
- Steel Chest Plating
I see this as added protection against blades, rather than bullet-proof.
Some might argue that it’s rain, but since there’s no splash the character’s hood or the rock, I’d have to go with snow. This makes it more likely that the game will be centered in the northern part of the colonies.
Assassin’s Creed III is set to release in October of this year.