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E3: Assassin’s Creed III features naval warfare

“Connor Kenway. Captain Connor Kenway.” During the E3 press conference, Ubisoft confirmed that it will be taking off on its maiden voyage in Assassin’s Creed III. The new protagonist, Connor Kenway (a.k.a Ratonhnhaké:ton) trades his signature white Assassin robes for nautical attire in the Naval Battle gameplay demo and steers the wheel of his very own ship. The tempestuous weather rocks the vessel from side to side as Connor struggles to navigate it towards the Templars’ ship. You may be reminded of the Dutchman and the Pearl battle scene in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and wonder if it is the source of inspiration for the sequence.

Creative director, Alex Hutchinson, was quick to add that in-game weather is prone to change from sunny clear skies to angry thunderstorms. An interesting addition and realistic approach to the epic gameplay.

Assassin’s Creed III is set to be released on October 30, 2012. Looks like we’re set to sail already, aye?

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