Assassin's Creed 3 Info

We all know the basis of Assassins Creed, and as the franchise grows, the same features we've seen in every game will come back again and again, but what will make the 5th game in the series any different, and what will give us enough excitement to follow the story even further?

The combat mechanics in the new game aren't going to change much from its predecessors, which makes sense since the controls have been smooth enough since the beginning, but as Assassins Creed 3 is set a little closer to home in regards to history, we'll often come across many weapons in the game that require a little change of tactics, and the controls have been adjusted to allow them to fit comfortably with other game mechanics. As the game is set in the American Revolution, we're going to be dealing with a lot more guns and a lot less sharp poles and swords. Some of the abilities added in-game to help deal with the new environment include varied counter-attacks to prevent enemies driving their weapon's bayonets through your body, or grabbing another human to use as a meat shield against oncoming projectiles.

It'd still be very foolish for a highly skilled assassin to go into the thick of combat without a weapon to give extra protection from long ranged projectiles, and that is why in AC3, you'll be given the use of a weapon known in-game as Sheng Biao, a rope dart weapon capable of reeling in enemies from a distance. If you can't think of any examples where the new rope-dart weapon could be put to good use, imagine grappling enemies off the edge of tall buildings as you sneak in the alleyways below, or pulling unaware revolutionary guards into a thick patch of grass, hiding yourself and the body from the rest of the world.

That's just the start of many new features to be included in the game, and upon release in October you'll be able to indulge yourself in many of the game's offerings such as hunting wildlife, commandeering your own ship, and other features that will feel right at home in Ubisoft's vast world of action and adventure.

While we don't have any mods available for Assassin's Creed at the moment, stay tuned as we may release an unexpected mod to add to our modded controller arsenal.

Written by Ollie Green