It’s little details such as this that makes me think that Wii U could have a fantastic line up of games come the systems launch. Along with releasing for the usual Xbox 360/PS3/PC combo of systems, this fall Assassin’s Creed 3 will also come to Wii U this Fall. Set during the American Revolutionary War, Assassin’s Creed 3 will follow the story of protagonist Ratohnhaké:ton. No, I wish that was a typo but that’s his name.
Ratohnhaké:ton (who has also taken the name Connor) is of Native American and English decent, and apparently enjoys swinging on trees. The game has apparently been in production for over three years, and will feature, “the franchise’s most expansive setting so far, along with an exciting new hero and exponentially more gameplay,” according to Yves Gillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft.
If all the stars align for Nintendo, the Wii U could potentially have the most solid console launch of all time. Think about it. You have to figure that Nintendo is working on something, be it a Mario title or perhaps even Pikmin 3 for the Wii U launch, but when you factor in what 3rd parties could (and should) bring to the table, that’s when things get exciting. What if Irrational Games made Bioshock Infinite available for the launch of the console? How would you like to play Resident Evil 6 and Borderlands 2 on Wii U?
If they aren’t already, Nintendo really should be courting developers to release all their high profile games simultaneously on Wii U this fall. What do you think? If given the option, would you buy your multiplatform games on Wii U?
Full press release after the jump
Ubisoft® Ignites the American Revolution with Assassin’s Creed® III
New Title Promises to Be Biggest, Most Ambitious
in Company’s History
SAN FRANCISCO – March 5, 2012 – Assassin’s Creed® III will hit store shelves on October 30, 2012, encouraging gamers to experience the American Revolutionary War not written about in history books. The largest project in Ubisoft’s history also introduces a new hero for the ages.
With a development cycle of over three years and twice the production capacity of any previous Ubisoft game, Assassin’s Creed III is set to release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Windows PC and is also in development for Wii U™ from Nintendo. Assassin’s Creed III is developed by Ubisoft Montreal in collaboration with six other Ubisoft studios.
Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratohnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Players become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date. Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier to bustling colonial towns and the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army.
Assassin’s Creed III is powered by Ubisoft-AnvilNext, a revolutionary new game engine that delivers breakthroughs in visual quality, character models and artificial intelligence. Assassin’s Creed III will feature a ground-breaking level of stunning graphics that bring Colonial America to life.
“Assassin’s Creed III features the franchise’s most expansive setting so far, along with an exciting new hero and exponentially more gameplay,” said Yves Guillemot, chief executive officer at Ubisoft. “Whether you’re a longtime fan of Assassin’s Creed or if you’re new to the franchise, you’re going to be blown away by the scale and marvel of Assassin’s Creed III.”
Additional Assassin’s Creed III details can be found in an exclusive cover feature in Game Informer Magazine’s April issue.
Gamers who pre-order Assassin’s Creed III at GameStop®, Amazon.com or Best Buy® will receive a Limited Edition collectible case featuring artwork created by award-winning comic book artist Alex Ross.
Assassin’s Creed III also can be pre-ordered at UBIShop® by visiting: http://shop.ubi.com/assassinscreed3
New artwork from Assassin’s Creed III also will be featured in Assassin’s Creed Recollection, the real-time board game for the iPad.
For more information on Assassin’s Creed, please visit the Assassin’s Creed Official Website (www.assassinscreed.com) and facebook.com/assassinscreed.
About Assassin’s Creed:
Initially launched in 2007, the first four Assassin’s Creed games have sold more than 38 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, Facebook games, novels, short films and more.
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010–11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.039 billion euros. To learn more, please visit http://www.ubisoftgroup.com
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