Assassin’s Creed III Box Art Revealed as well as Gameinformer.com’s April Covers


Well it looks like the rumors and leaked images were real. The official Assassin’s Creed Facebook Page just released the box art for Assassin’s Creed III as seen on the left. gameinformer.com has also revealed their April covers, showcasing Assassin’s Creed 3.

Gameinformer verifies, that “Assassin’s Creed III will be set in the latter half of the 18th century,”and that “we’ll see the war between the Templars and the Assassins escalate as it crosses over to the New World of America, and witness firsthand the events of the American Revolution.”

April’s issue of Gameinformer will have 13 pages and reveal a lot more about the game.

From what I’ve read around the internet, many are loving this new direction, but many are also very skeptical that this story will work. What is your take on it?

Hit the jump for the Gameinformer April cover images.


Written by: Oly - Senior PR Manager


  1. #1 by Jason on March 1st, 2012 [ 27494 Points ]

    ugg guns…does this ruin it for anyone else?

  2. #2 by pedrolabate on March 1st, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    As I’ve said I think this has enormous potential for success, IF they keep focus on stealth and assassinations, not gunplay like Jason mentioned.

    Simply consider all those theories about how D.C. was built by the Masons and stuff (which I know isn’t Templars, but there are similarities) then you’ll see the potential I’m talking about here.

  3. #3 by pedrolabate on March 1st, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    Another good thing about this: no more terrible accents.

  4. #4 by Oly on March 1st, 2012 [ 131630 Points ]

    Gun play will most likely be a one shot kinda thing anyway

  5. #5 by Cheeto on March 1st, 2012 [ 29099 Points ]

    Yeah, I’d like to share my concerns with Jason. Again, as Oly mentioned this could be a one shot kinda thing. I’ve only played the first 2 titles in the series, I had no interests in Brotherhood. To be honest I am a bet sick of developers shoving the same franchise down our throats every year, it’s becoming a yearly habit. take a break and work your S!@# out. Rayman Origins was a delight for example. Its also been 2 years since we had a Splinter cell. I’d like to see some progress on that one.

  6. #6 by Jay on March 1st, 2012 [ 83111 Points ]

    idk if I like the direction the franchise is going. And yeah, the guns would be a one shot deal, considering automatics won’t be around for like a hundred or so years haha. Also, brotherhood did have that gun-type special weapon, so it won’t really be a first. If anything, it would be a range weapon like a rifled musket being the biggest difference maker.

    With that said, I think they should explore a different lineage altogether. Like feudal Japan or something. Not something that starts to get into the modern age. Pretty soon, we’ll see Assassin’s Creed 5 or 6 take place during WWII.

  7. #7 by kennygk on March 1st, 2012 [ 24968 Points ]

    This looks like a pretty cool concept, at least they arent taking us back to one of the same places from the other games.

    @Jay, they don’t have to keep moving forward in time with each progressive game, they could go back and explore other assassins.

  8. #8 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on March 1st, 2012 [ 2160 Points ]

    I’m kinda of interested to see the game move on through time, and make it to the modern day, but um if this comes out this year, then I will be upset because i am getting tired of the yearly releases, they gonna make this the next call of duty yo.

  9. #9 by Clint on March 1st, 2012 [ 56307 Points ]

    I talked about it a bit on the podcast, but I’m curious why he’ll have to go back into the Animus…considering the AC III should just be all about Desmond.

  10. #10 by pedrolabate on March 2nd, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    I seem to be the only one that likes this hehe, but honestly, I’ve always felt like AC deserves a modern day 2012 version. It could be something like Mirrors Edge but with assassinations.

    I have no problems whatsoever with this direction though I wish that for future games they keep changing the time period, places and assassin instead of using the same things over and over.

  11. #11 by Cheeto on March 2nd, 2012 [ 29099 Points ]

    Some new, arguably in-game, leaked images …

  12. #12 by pedrolabate on March 2nd, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    Go Indian American Assassin! lol Looks good to me.

  13. #13 by EdEN on March 2nd, 2012 [ 131303 Points ]

    @Pedro: Nope, I like the new direction as well. Opens up a lot of possibilities. Still weird that they don’t realize that the only guy wearing white is BAD NEWS.

  14. #14 by pedrolabate on March 2nd, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    @eden wearing white AND armed up to the teeth…

  15. #15 by Oly on March 2nd, 2012 [ 131630 Points ]

    In game screens look good, and I like the idea actually, problem is, as EdEN pointed out.. the costume.. I love it, but it doesn’t fit.. White blends in with the snow.. ok.. but.. not up in a tree.. or kicking it around town.

  16. #16 by Oly on March 2nd, 2012 [ 131630 Points ]

    Cheeto you should do a post with the screens

  17. #17 by Cheeto on March 2nd, 2012 [ 29099 Points ]

    We already have 2 Assassin Creed posts front page lol You should update your post though ;)

  18. #18 by Sinlock on March 3rd, 2012 [ 7625 Points ]

    Wow, Going from the dialog in the ending of AC:Revelations I would have bet heavly (and lost) on AC:III taking place in Egypt.

    That being said. I’d say that moving the timeline all the way up to the American Revolution does pose the issue on the current game machanic of swords playing a major role in combat. By this time peroid firearms were more common place and edged weapons were approching the twilight of their usefullness in “modern” combat.
    Not to mention that it was difficult for regular citizens in the colonies to openly carry any arms. (The Second Amendment was not based just on firearms)

    The Tomahawk is a great addition, and the AC series commonly “steals” from the near future so I’d expect to see some type of cartridge/cap based ammo to facilitate faster reloading.


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