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

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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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#1 Posted by alex (3481 posts) -
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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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#2 Edited by TeflonBilly (4742 posts) -

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.

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#3 Posted by jakkblades (423 posts) -

Terrible

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#4 Posted by hollitz (2176 posts) -

Fuck goddamn yes.

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#5 Posted by TheClap (545 posts) -

PC confirmed

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#6 Posted by cartoons4andy (24 posts) -

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

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#7 Posted by ussbutte (37 posts) -

Truth is stranger than fiction, I guess.

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#8 Posted by LarcenousLaugh (74 posts) -

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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#9 Posted by Cyrisaurus (465 posts) -

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

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#10 Posted by jakkblades (423 posts) -

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

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#11 Posted by linkster7 (1248 posts) -

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

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#12 Posted by Fallen189 (5453 posts) -

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

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#13 Posted by MooseyMcMan (12541 posts) -

Very excited.

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#14 Posted by Branthog (5777 posts) -

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".

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#15 Posted by Rirse (321 posts) -

Better have Ben Franklin be your "Q" character.

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#16 Posted by Ronald (1491 posts) -

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

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#17 Edited by Enigmatical (156 posts) -

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.)

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#18 Posted by babblinmule (1280 posts) -

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).

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#19 Posted by SpartanAmbrose (842 posts) -

My body has never been more ready.

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#20 Posted by Pop (2708 posts) -

I just did a really loud nerd squeal

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#21 Posted by AlwaysBeClothing (1781 posts) -

I'm impressed Alex! VERY IMPRESSED

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#22 Posted by fusrodah (101 posts) -

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

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#23 Posted by Cretaceous_Bob (552 posts) -

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.

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#24 Posted by recroulette (5448 posts) -

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

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#25 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5098 posts) -

@Fallen189: Because Ubisoft says he is.

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#26 Edited by Javes (80 posts) -

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

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#27 Edited by CheapPoison (1031 posts) -

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

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#28 Posted by Tredik (120 posts) -

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".

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#29 Posted by ballsnbayonets (163 posts) -

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

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#30 Posted by CornishRocker (405 posts) -

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

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#31 Posted by dvdhaus (373 posts) -

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.

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#32 Posted by rmanthorp (4527 posts) -

MURICA!

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#33 Edited by MyNameIsJoe (187 posts) -

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.

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#34 Posted by Skywarpgold (185 posts) -

This is fucking awesome.

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#35 Posted by Deathmachine117 (383 posts) -

Hey the Patriot is a high quality film !

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#36 Posted by TzarStefan (429 posts) -

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

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#37 Posted by theredcoat24 (275 posts) -

so fucking pumped

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#38 Posted by Box3ru13 (740 posts) -

Shit just got real folks, Day One.

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#39 Posted by CaLe (4755 posts) -

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.

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#40 Posted by Tofford (714 posts) -

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.

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#41 Posted by fistfullofcats (34 posts) -

@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.

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#42 Posted by Veektarius (6104 posts) -

Natives should be fighting the Americans.

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#43 Posted by buzz_killington (3655 posts) -

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.

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#44 Posted by MachoFantastico (6285 posts) -

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

Pretty much sums it up.

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#45 Posted by Scodiac (583 posts) -

Oh. My. Goodness. Pretty cool.

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#46 Posted by XenoByteZero (17 posts) -

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

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#47 Posted by StarErik (235 posts) -

So, Jason Isaacs is in it?

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#48 Posted by sethshandor (147 posts) -

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

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#49 Posted by binhoker (84 posts) -

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

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#50 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

FUCK YES AMERICAN REVOLUTION!

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