Lots of excitement for fans of the Assassinís Creed series today with the announcement from Ubisoft that Assassinís Creed III is on its way, and will be released on all major consoles on October 31 2012, including a confirmed Wii U version. According to a report on MCV, the game will be set during the American Revolution, in a time period that spans the days of the Wild West to the colonial towns and cities. The game will also feature a new hero, Ratohnakť:ton, following on from Atair and Ezio in the previous games. Ratohnakť:ton is both Native American and English, and also goes by the name of Connor, which is a bit easier to spell than Ratohnakť:ton! According to MCV, he doesnít think much of the English! Ubisoft Montreal is in overall charge of the gameís development, overseeing a total of six other studios. Ubisoft says that the new game is the ďlargest projectĒ it has ever undertaken, and it will have a brand new game engine.
Sounds like yet another reason to start getting excited about the Wii U!ďAssassinís Creed III features the franchiseís most expansive setting so far, along with an exciting new hero and exponentially more gameplay,Ē said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. ďWhether youíre a longtime fan of Assassinís Creed or if youíre new to the franchise, youíre going to be blown away by the scale and marvel of Assassinís Creed III."