Featuring dramatic music in typical Assassin’s Creed fashion, this cinematic trailer takes viewers on an exhilarating journey over snowy mountains and rocky cliffs as Connor battles his way through the American Revolution, first appearing as a child who watched his village burn down before morphing into a justice-seeking assassin, wielding a variety of weapons and finally taking to the seas. The trailer emphasizes the new features – sliding under logs, tree climbing, bears – and highlights what looks like the Boston Massacre, one of the main reasons behind Connor’s fight for justice.
What’s so particularly thrilling about the trailer is the excellent video choreography. When it comes to angles and perspective, minutes of Assassin’s Creed trailers make hour-long Hollywood movies look like cell phone videos. The story content summarizes everything you need to know with precision and deadly accuracy despite being less than two minutes long. No doubt the road to success as one of the biggest video game releases this year is already paved with this outstanding triple A material.
Assassin’s Creed 3 is due for release on October 30 (PlayStation 3, Xbox) and November 20 (PC), marking the debut of Desmond’s third ancestor.