Assassin's Creed III

Assassin's Creed III

2012

System
PlayStation 3
Publisher
Ubisoft
Developer
Ubisoft Montreal

7.0

Game Rating

User Ratings: 116

Our Review: 8/10

Assassin's Creed III News

October2013

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March2013

  • News Feast Your Eagle Eyes on This Assassin's Creed III DLC Trailer

    Second episode available next week

    The next instalment in Assassin’s Creed III’s alternate history ‘Tyranny of King Washington’ DLC will allow you to transform into an eagle. Much like the previous add-on's invisibility cloak, the next chapter will give you the option you to select surfaces and fly towards them without being spotted. Someone...

February2013

  • News Assassin's Creed III Ends King Washington's Reign in April

    Maniacal monarch

    King Washington’s tyrannically reign will come to a climatic conclusion in time for summer, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed. The final episode in the tantalising trilogy of Assassin’s Creed III add-on packs will arrive on 23rd April, with the second entry launching on 19th March. As previously confirmed, the debut pack will...

January2013

  • News Assassin's Creed III Crowns King Washington Next Month

    Behold the Lord High Executioner

    Assassin’s Creed III’s intriguing alternate history add-on pack The Tyranny of King Washington will receive its first instalment on 19th February in North America and 20th February in Europe, publisher Ubisoft has announced. The debut episode – dubbed ‘The Infamy’ – will depict the events directly after...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Bulks Up with New Multiplayer DLC

    Working out

    If you haven’t got tired of stabbing unsuspecting players in the back yet, then you might be excited to learn about Assassin’s Creed III’s latest batch of multiplayer DLC. The content – which will be available for free to Season Pass subscribers – will reward you with three extra maps and a handful of playable characters. It...

December2012

November2012

  • News Ubisoft Would Like to Know What You Think of Uncharted 3

    Drake out of ten

    A survey for Assassin’s Creed III – captured by the industrious folks over at The Gaming Liberty – wants to know how much you like Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. The game is explicitly referenced in the questionnaire, suggesting that publisher Ubisoft may be considering taking its historical franchise in a more set-

  • News Assassin's Creed III Patch Stabs Bothersome Bugs

    In the back

    Assassin’s Creed III will take a step closer to completion “by the end of next week”, when a planned patch for the title eliminates any lingering game-breaking bugs. Multiplayer updates will prevent players from getting stuck on the warm-up screen for the Fort Wolcott map, while other tweaks will stop cunning participants from...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Sells 3.5 Million Units in a Week

    Viva la revolution

    Assassin's Creed III has sold an estimated 3.5 million units since its release roughly a week ago, publisher Ubisoft has announced. According to CEO Yves Guillemot, the sales – which represent sell-through to consumers – represent a "year-on-year increase of more than 100 per cent". We're guessing that's a comparison to...

  • UK Sales Charts Assassin's Creed III Starts a Revolution

    Leap of faith

    Assassin's Creed III has unsurprisingly infiltrated the top of the UK sales charts, securing the second biggest release of the year so far. The slick stealth title doubled the sales of Assassin's Creed II, and outsold last year's Revelations by a whopping 117,000 units. PlayStation Vita exclusive spin-off Assassin's Creed III: Liberati

October2012

  • Store Update 31st October 2012 (Europe)

    Talkin' 'bout a revolution

    You’re going to need a spate of good fortune in order to afford everything on this week’s European PlayStation Store update. Newcomers include Assassin’s Creed III, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Okami HD, Sports Champions 2, and, well, a whole lot more. Let’s get started, shall we? PS3 Games: Assassin’s Cr

  • Store Update 30th October 2012 (North America)

    Hot drop

    We hope you’ve got plenty of spare pennies, because this week’s North American PlayStation Store update is absolutely bursting with content. Over on the PS3 there’s a little game called Assassin’s Creed III, and it's joined by Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Sports Champions 2. The Vita section is no less stacked, with Assassin’s...

  • News Assassin's Creed III's Day One Patch Is Essential Too

    Layer of polish

    It seems like more and more incomplete games are slipping through quality assurance these days. Ubisoft has issued an enormous day one patch for Assassin’s Creed III, which fixes a number of remnant bugs and glitches in the game. "This day one update is designed to optimise your player experience," the developer explained, adding...

  • News Ubisoft Explains Assassin's Creed III's Microtransactions

    Transparency

    You’ll be able to pay to unlock new multiplayer gear in Assassin’s Creed III, publisher Ubisoft has confirmed. Eagle eyed gamers spotted the inclusion of Erudito Credits in the most recent PlayStation Store update, prompting some speculation over what the mysterious currency entailed. “The Erudito Credits are a new way of...

  • News You'll Be Able to Pay as You Play Assassin's Creed III

    Spend a penny

    Assassin’s Creed III is already shaping up to be quite the investment. In addition to the cost of the console adventure itself, there’s also the price of the title’s DLC Season Pass and handheld spin-off Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation to consider. Apparently, that’s still not enough for publisher Ubisoft. While playing the...

  • News Purchasing Assassin's Creed III and Liberation Unlocks Bonus Content

    More for your money

    You were probably going to purchase both Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation anyway – but Ubisoft has announced an added incentive to affirm your decision. If you link up both games, you’ll be able to play a converging mission as Connor on the PlayStation Vita. Furthermore, you’ll unlock the...

  • News Unsurprisingly, Assassin's Creed III Is the Most Pre-Ordered Title in Ubisoft's History

    Trend setter

    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...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Launch Trailer Rises Ahead of Release

    Viva la revolution

    Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? It only seems like yesterday that Assassin’s Creed III was very first announced, and now it’s on the cusp of release. This brand new launch trailer won’t really tell you much about the game – but it will certainly get you in the mood for next week’s hotly anticipated launch.

  • News PS3 Exclusive Assassin's Creed III Missions Expose Benedict Arnold

    Turncoat

    If you purchase Assassin’s Creed III on the PlayStation 3 next week, you’ll be invited to foil the plot of legendary traitor Benedict Arnold. The four-mission story-arc involving one of the most treacherous double agents in history will be exclusive to Sony’s platform – and will be included for free with vanilla versions of the...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Will Conclude Desmond's Story

    Pieces of Eden

    Following on from last week’s Assassin’s Creed III recap trailer, publisher Ubisoft has revealed that the hotly anticipated sequel will “wrap up” modern day protagonist Desmond Miles’ tale. Chatting with – whisper it – Official Xbox Magazine, lead designer Steve Masters revealed: “What we’re trying

  • News New Assassin's Creed III Trailer Tells Desmond's Tale

    This is your life

    If you’re not fully up to date with the Assassin’s Creed series, you might appreciate this brand new trailer. Narrated by William Miles – modern-day protagonist Desmond Miles’ father – the three-minute video recaps the events leading up to Assassin’s Creed III. It summarises the stories of Altair and Ezio, before...

  • News King Washington Takes Centre Stage in Assassin's Creed III DLC

    Alternate history

    Like most other big budget releases, Assassin’s Creed III will boast a season pass. The $30 expansion will grant access to various multiplayer expansions, in addition to three single-player episodes named "The Tyranny of King Washington". As the title suggests, the content will depict an alternate history set after the events of...

September2012

August2012

  • News Assassin's Creed III Trailer Takes to the Seas

    Hydrophobia

    It’s a testament to the sheer scale of Assassin’s Creed III that its naval combat system is considered a side-mission. This brand new trailer – narrated by creative director Alex Hutchinson – outlines some of the features of the mode, including the dynamic weather system, which is able to transform calm waters into deadly...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Boasts an Extra Hour of Gameplay on PS3

    On the other foot

    Honestly, we’d rather Sony spent its money on first-party content rather than multiplatform games – but we’re so used to delayed DLC and missing content on PS3 titles, that we’re actually pretty pleased with this Assassin’s Creed III announcement. Following on from the promise of exclusive content at E3, Ubisoft has...

  • News Ubisoft Skipping Assassin's Creed III Beta

    Time sink

    Assassin’s Creed III might be one of the biggest games of the year, but Ubisoft has decided against launching a multiplayer beta for it. Speaking with – whisper it – XboxGameZone.co.uk, Ubisoft Annecy’s Damien Kieken explained that preparing betas can take a lot of time and resources away from the main game. He said: A...

  • News Check Out the Technology Powering Assassin's Creed III

    Breaking boundaries

    This Assassin’s Creed III trailer doesn’t really need a rousing cinematic score and dramatic voice over to make it seem impressive. No, it does that all on its own. It’s hard not to get excited over the upcoming sequel’s dynamic weather and naval combat. Oh, and did we mention that the game's able to render 2,000 unique...

July2012

  • News Assassin's Creed III Multiplayer Trailer Gazes into the Past

    Make history yours

    It seems as though this leaked Assassin’s Creed III trailer wasn’t quite ready for prime time. Despite being posted on GameTrailers.com yesterday, the footage was quickly removed. Fortunately for us, nothing stays hidden forever. The video masquerades as a commercial for evil corporation Abstergo, but ultimately debuts the...

  • News Assassin's Creed III: Liberation Sneaking into GamesCom

    Rooftop runner

    Despite receiving a positive critical reception at E3 earlier in the year, we still haven’t seen much of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation for PlayStation Vita. That looks likely to change at GamesCom next month, as Ubisoft has confirmed that the handheld spin-off will be playable on the show floor. It’ll be joined by a...

  • News Ubisoft Is Building a New Team for Assassin's Creed DLC

    Big plans, then

    Looks like Ubisoft is not thinking small with its post-release plans for Assassin’s Creed III. A thank you message sent out to GameStop employees notes that the publisher is in the process of setting up a “complementary development” team to create DLC for the historical blockbuster. The message adds that a Season Pass service...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Lead Reckons Desmond "Needs to End"

    Game over

    Time's running out for Assassin’s Creed’s modern day protagonist Desmond Miles. Chatting at a Ubisoft press event overnight, Assassin's Creed III's creative lead Alex Hutchinson explained that the character "needs to end” before his plot begins to run out of steam. He said: Things that go on too long lack resonance. We're asking...

  • News New Assassin's Creed III Trailer Takes a Tour of Boston

    Red Sox

    Ubisoft has released a brand new video showing off Boston in Assassin’s Creed III. The footage – narrated by creative director Alex Hutchinson – touches upon numerous new platforming and combat mechanics. As you’d expect, it all looks unbelievably polished. The hotly anticipated open-world adventure is set to release on 30th...

  • News Assassin's Creed III's Co-Op Multiplayer Hunts in Packs

    The big, bad wolf

    Assassin’s Creed III is getting co-op multiplayer. The mode – dubbed Wolf Pack – was announced at Comic-Con overnight, and sees you working with up to three other players to find AI targets and wipe them out. If you’re successful, you’ll unlock increasingly difficult contracts – with 25 sequences in total. You can...

  • News Wave Your Flags for This Assassin's Creed III Trailer

    Milking it

    Alright Ubisoft, we get it. You really don’t need to release so many trailers to remind us it’s 4th July. In fact, we already figured that out by looking at the calendar in the corner of our computer. Still, we suppose if you’re American, you’ll appreciate getting patriotic over this pandering live-action Assassin's Creed III...

  • News Latest Assassin's Creed III Trailer Celebrates Independence

    Amazing grace

    Hot on the heels of today’s North American exclusive Assassin’s Creed III limited edition announcement, Ubisoft has released a brand new independence themed trailer. It shows a bunch of British soldiers being blown to smithereens. Talk about a conflict of interests. Patriotism aside, though, this is a good trailer. Well, assuming...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Gets Patriotic with North American Limited Edition

    Stars and stripes

    Just days prior to Independence Day, publisher Ubisoft has announced a brand new Assassin’s Creed III limited edition. The premium set – which will retail for $119.99 – boasts a host of additional goodies, including a gigantic 24" by 48" Assassin’s Creed-inspired colonial American flag, a 10” statue of new protagonist...

June2012

  • News Play Assassin's Creed III at Eurogamer Expo

    Go hands-on first

    Assassin's Creed III will be one of the new titles on show at this year's Eurogamer Expo in London. Assassin's Creed III joins Far Cry 3, Just Dance 4 and Rocksmith in Ubisoft's line-up at the show, which runs from 27th to 30th September at London's Earl's Court. Tickets are available now and start from £9 for an afternoon...

  • News New Assassin's Creed III Trailer Takes a Trip Through the Forest

    Climbing trees

    Ubisoft’s released a brand new seven minute video of Assassin’s Creed III. The Frontier demo was shown to press during E3 last week, and includes full narration from creative director Alex Hutchinson. The footage includes a look at numerous mechanics from the game, including hunting and combat. But perhaps most staggering is the...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Is Available to Pre-Order from the PSN

    The Animus awaits

    If you’ve been on the European PlayStation Store this week – perhaps to download your PlayStation Plus goodies – you might have noticed a new section dedicated to Assassin’s Creed III. The directory includes a wealth of pre-order options for Ubisoft’s latest blockbuster, allowing you to take advantage of the PSN’s new...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Snags Exclusive Missions on PS3

    Ignite the revolution

    Sony dedicated a huge chunk of its press conference to the Assassin’s Creed franchise last night. As such, it's not especially surprising to learn that the PlayStation 3 version of Assassin’s Creed III will launch with exclusive single-player content, unavailable on any other platform. It’s unclear what the content will...

  • News Sony Announces Assassin's Creed III PS3 Hardware Bundle

    Includes "special" DLC

    Sony has always pushed Assassin's Creed as a PlayStation franchise, and this year's E3 was certainly no different. In addition to the Vita title announcement and a new demo of Assassin's Creed III, the platform holder announced that it will be releasing a new themed PS3 hardware bundle when the stealth adventure launches this...

May2012

  • News Ubisoft Announces Another Assassin's Creed III Bundle

    Spoilt for choice

    Just in case you felt there weren’t enough permutations of Assassin’s Creed III readily available, Ubisoft has announced a brand new bundle. The Ubiworkshop edition collates an updated version of the Assassin’s Creed encyclopaedia, the Assassin’s Creed Subject 4 graphic novel, and a copy of Assassin’s Creed III on...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Headlines Ubisoft's E3 Line-Up

    Start the party

    Ubisoft’s raised the curtain on its E3 line-up, confirming the likes of Assassin’s Creed III, Far Cry 3 and Rayman Legends for the big show. The publisher also promised to reveal some “surprise announcements” too. CEO Yves Guillemot said of the offering: This year’s E3 promises to be one of our biggest and best yet...

  • News Assassin's Creed III Goes Hunting in First Gameplay Trailer

    Epic

    Ubisoft has released the first gameplay footage of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III. We could easily fill the next five minutes of your time recapping exactly why this video is so exciting, but we figure you’d rather just get to the action. And to be honest, we can’t blame you — this looks absolutely extraordinary. Assassin's Creed III...

  • News Unite to Unlock New Assassin's Creed III Trailer

    Viral

    How much do you like Assassin’s Creed? Ubisoft’s hoping you like it enough to help out with the publisher’s marketing campaign, promising to unlock the second part of this Assassin’s Creed III hunting trailer once you’ve recruited enough friends to the franchise’s Facebook page. It’s an abhorrent practice that we absolutely...

April2012

  • News Ubisoft: Ancient Egypt Too "Boring" for Assassin's Creed III

    For Farouk's sake

    Ancient Egypt was an amazing time. People wore more make-up than a modern day super model. Slaves dragged huge hunks of rock across the sand to build elaborate tombs the size of housing estates. And everyone totally loved cats. But, sadly, none of that was enough to convince Ubisoft that the mysterious time period was perfect for...