Here’s a shocker: Assassin’s Creed III is the most pre-ordered title in Ubisoft’s history. The enormous PlayStation 3 adventure has already more than doubled the pre-order tally achieved by last year's Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – Ubisoft’s previous record holder.

"Pre-orders for Assassin’s Creed III at GameStop are 100% higher than last year, putting the game on track to be one of the top titles of 2012," said chuffed GameStop executive Michael van den Berg while gleefully rubbing his hands together. "In addition, Ubisoft is offering a Season Pass and high quality DLC available at launch to bring even more excitement to this title."

Ubisoft representatives were too busy swigging on champagne and scoffing caviar to comment on the period title’s pre-release success.