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Ubisoft Responds to Assassin's Creed III Leaks by Just Up and Revealing its Cover Art [UPDATED]

After everybody already pretty much leaked the setting and protagonist of the publisher's latest time-travelling murder simulator, Ubisoft just reveals it all official like.

As you can see from the image on the side here, Assassin's Creed III's box art has officially been released by Ubisoft, and it confirms what everyone on the Internet has been buzzing about for the last couple of days: the lead character is of Native American descent, and the game takes place during the American Revolution.

All sorts of different art leaks had been popping up over the last day or two, some via a Best Buy employee posting promotional art sent to the store in anticipation of the reveal, and another via Game Informer's website (snagged by a NeoGAF user), which inadvertently posted a banner showing a new assassin holding a tomahawk and old-timey pistol against the backdrop of Washington crossing the Delaware.

And now we have confirmation of all of that. The lead character will be (at least partly) of Native American descent, and will be stabbing/shooting dudes against the backdrop of America's fight for independence. It's not that I hate the British or anything, but frankly, I'm quite looking forward to the notion of dropping a few tomahawks on a few Redcoat skulls. It'll be just like the movie The Patriot! Except with time travel. And without Mel Gibson. And maybe not horrible.

UPDATE: Game Informer just revealed their dual covers for their upcoming Assassin's Creed III cover story, which you can see and then begin picking apart for obscure details below.

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Posted by Alex

As you can see from the image on the side here, Assassin's Creed III's box art has officially been released by Ubisoft, and it confirms what everyone on the Internet has been buzzing about for the last couple of days: the lead character is of Native American descent, and the game takes place during the American Revolution.

All sorts of different art leaks had been popping up over the last day or two, some via a Best Buy employee posting promotional art sent to the store in anticipation of the reveal, and another via Game Informer's website (snagged by a NeoGAF user), which inadvertently posted a banner showing a new assassin holding a tomahawk and old-timey pistol against the backdrop of Washington crossing the Delaware.

And now we have confirmation of all of that. The lead character will be (at least partly) of Native American descent, and will be stabbing/shooting dudes against the backdrop of America's fight for independence. It's not that I hate the British or anything, but frankly, I'm quite looking forward to the notion of dropping a few tomahawks on a few Redcoat skulls. It'll be just like the movie The Patriot! Except with time travel. And without Mel Gibson. And maybe not horrible.

UPDATE: Game Informer just revealed their dual covers for their upcoming Assassin's Creed III cover story, which you can see and then begin picking apart for obscure details below.

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Edited by TeflonBilly

YES!

EDIT: Finally, there's that quest out of the way.

I can't wait to get my Daniel Day Lewis in Last Of The Mohicans on. I hope we'll be witness to the formation of the Culper Ring among other cool covert things that happened during the Revolutionary War.

Posted by jakkblades

Terrible

Posted by hollitz

Fuck goddamn yes.

Posted by TheClap

PC confirmed

Posted by cartoons4andy

Too many AC games to play before I can get to this one!

Posted by ussbutte

Truth is stranger than fiction, I guess.

Posted by LarcenousLaugh

Haha. Loved that portion of The Patriot, even if it was Mel Gibson. Box art looks fantastic, excited to say the least.

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Posted by Cyrisaurus

Assassin's Creed 4 needs to be old west, and Assassin's Creed 5 needs to be Soviet Russia.

Posted by jakkblades

He can't be 100% native. His dad must've been Italian.

Posted by Linkster7

Well I did not see THIS coming. I think anything else then a Desmond main game would disappoint me though.

Posted by Fallen189

How do we even know it's of Native American descent?

Posted by MooseyMcMan

Very excited.

Posted by Branthog

After being frustrated with so many annual iterations on this game (and not even playing more than a couple hours into Assassin's Creed 4), this cover just got me excited about it. Earlier this morning, I would have said "the next Assassin's Creed might be my least anticipated game of the year".

Posted by Rirse

Better have Ben Franklin be your "Q" character.

Posted by Ronald

And hopefully they don't give your character a dozen children to add "emotional heft" by killing half of them off.

Edited by Enigmatical

I'm pretty psyched about this! Absolutely love the setting and the "tools" of this new Assassin are awesome. I'd gladly trade a sword for a goddamn tomahawk!

(Also... I kind of liked The Patriot.)

Posted by babblinmule

Wonder what Fox News will do when they realise you can kill american troops (im assuming you can - wouldnt make much sense in an assassins creed game if youre only allowed to kill british troops).

Posted by SpartanAmbrose

My body has never been more ready.

Posted by Pop

I just did a really loud nerd squeal

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

I'm impressed Alex! VERY IMPRESSED

Posted by fusrodah

Aaron Burr must be the main enemy. This has to happen.

Posted by Cretaceous_Bob

Jesus fucking christ, American Revolution AC was something I considered only in my wildest dreams. I have such a nerd hard-on for this game.

Posted by RecSpec

This is what's going to get me into the series.

Posted by PeasantAbuse

@Fallen189: Because Ubisoft says he is.

Edited by Javes

I just hope the game tells more of the Desmond/modern day storyline. Also, MORE TRUTH PUZZLES.

Edited by CheapPoison

I really am not stoked about the native american bit yet.

Posted by Tredik

I have absolutely zero interest in Assassin's Creed, but it's nice to see a company for once just come out and say, "yeah, that's totally accurate" in response to a "leak".

Posted by ballsnbayonets

THE PATRIOT WAS AWESOME ALEX. even tho mel gibson tricked everyone and made braveheart again. BRAVEHEART WAS STILL AWESOME.

Posted by CornishRocker

They done fucked up by not jumping ahead a few years and making Assassin's Creed: Lincoln Force.

Posted by dvdhaus

Yes I was hoping it would be this. I remember those emails in Brotherhood and the one mention of the team in America going dark. Definitely a day one purchase for me.

Posted by rmanthorp

MURICA!

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Edited by MyNameIsJoe

That's a pretty bad ass cover. I like the choice of time period although I hope they try to stay as accurate to Native American culture as they can rather than engaging in the hokey "hollywoodified" version that is so often portrayed in T.V. and movies.

Edit: Now that I think about it there's almost no way they will. They'll use you alien genes as an excuse to justify all sorts of hokey powers.

Posted by Skywarpgold

This is fucking awesome.

Posted by Deathmachine117

Hey the Patriot is a high quality film !

Posted by TzarStefan

Rofl... Why is he native American? Apache assassins is fucking dumb.

Posted by theredcoat24

so fucking pumped

Posted by Box3ru13

Shit just got real folks, Day One.

Posted by CaLe

I really hope the protagonist is a completely different type of person than Ezio. I got fed up with that charming Italian bloke and don't even feel like playing Revelations even though I played the every other one.

Posted by Tofford

I really wanted the next one to be Desmond as the assassin. I reckon this will be cool but I don't want the franchise run into the ground before I see the conclusion of the story I find most interesting.

Posted by fistfullofcats

@Rirse said:

Better have Ben Franklin be your "Q" character.

Aw man, having Franklin replace Leo DaVinci would be absolutely perfect. They surely must do this.

Posted by Veektarius

Natives should be fighting the Americans.

Posted by buzz_killington

Apparently, the team working on this is a senior team that has focused solely on this project since ACII. The other two games were done by other teams. That is really encouraging. ALSO FUCK YEAH TOMAHAWKS.

Posted by MachoFantastico

''I guess they really had to choose a setting that had lots of piles of hay to dive into...''

Pretty much sums it up.

Posted by Scodiac

Oh. My. Goodness. Pretty cool.

Posted by XenoByteZero

Suppose I should get round to playing Revelations soon then...

Posted by ErikSchroder

So, Jason Isaacs is in it?

Posted by sethshandor

Sweet! You got me back, Assassin's Creed!

Posted by binhoker

Terrible news. I can barely envisage a more uninteresting milieu.

Posted by ShadowConqueror

FUCK YES AMERICAN REVOLUTION!