“This is the revolution you were told about. But if you stay awhile, I shall tell you about another revolution: the one that mattered.”
With Assassin’s Creed III just over a month away, it’s nearly time to throw on your tricorn hat and red coat, attach that bayonette to the end of your musket, and then get viciously stabbed by a white-garbed Native American by the name of Connor. No, wait… I got that backwards. Anyway, regardless of whether you’re the stabber or the stabbee, you’re about to be thrown back into the time of America’s infancy, where its future as a nation was under threat, and its colonists were forced to band together to show the Brits that they were not to be taken lightly.
That’s how you lot tell it, anyway. Canadian history classes have a bit of a different spin for the Revolution. If you’re not a particularly patriotic American, I’ll tell you about it sometime. You might get a laugh.
But, whether you’re patriotic or not, there’s no denying that the Boston Tea Party was one of the most important precipitating events of the American Revolution. In this latest trailer for its upcoming game about tomahawks and hidden blades, developer Ubisoft has decided to give you a bit of a history lesson, reminding you, in extremely broad strokes, of this all-important event.
The presence of new protagonist Connor at the end of this trailer suggests that you may play an important role in organizing this most auspicious of occasions once you step into his blood-soaked boots, and further hints at the kind of real-life historical events you’ll be witnessing. Whatever your feelings about the series have been thus far, Assassin’s Creed III is definitely a game worth keeping your eye on, and we’ll be seeing just what sort of changes Ubisoft has made to their wildly successful formula when the game launches on October 30th.