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EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 04:30 PM
So, in around 30 minutes, the web will be flooded with mostly written previews of Assassin's Creed III. Some outlets may also have videos/ video interviews. I'm going to use this post to link to those from XboxGameZone (obviously), but would like this thread to be a centralised locations for other previews you find on the web, and the discussion of them.

Here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IPZJaerqqI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IPZJaerqqI]Assassin's) - Assassin's Creed III Developer Interview with Matt Turner
Preview - Assassin's Creed III - The Final Frontier? (http://www.xboxgamezone.co.uk/2012/03/26/preview-assassins-creed-iii-the-final-frontier/)
Ubisoft unveils Collector's Editions (http://www.xboxgamezone.co.uk/2012/03/26/ubisoft-unveils-assassins-creed-collectors-editions/)

And yes, some sites already broke embargo, and of course, there is always the GameInformer information to fall back on. But let us try and keep this for "new" information gleaned from previews today. Enjoy :D

edit: If the Forum Managers and/ or Moderator feel this needs to be moved elsewhere then please do not hesitate to do so. Much appreciated.

j0kay
03-26-2012, 04:32 PM
Will we get Gameplay Videos?

notafanboy
03-26-2012, 04:34 PM
Will we get Gameplay Videos?
"Some outlets may also have videos/ video interviews"

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 04:36 PM
I can't wait! Soon!

LightRey
03-26-2012, 04:38 PM
I can't wait! Soon!
http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/117/021/enhanced-buzz-28895-1301694293-0.jpg

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 04:39 PM
http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/117/021/enhanced-buzz-28895-1301694293-0.jpg
where do you find this stuff???!!!

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 04:39 PM
will the gameinformer website have them on?

Saar Ben Kiki
03-26-2012, 04:40 PM
so, just 1hr and 20minutes left then huh?

Phenom13117
03-26-2012, 04:42 PM
I'm hoping to see some gameplay videos. Hopefully some more interviews and insight into the cities in the game, whether its Boston or New York, or the small cities in the Frontier. I'm interested how they are changing medicine in the game and hopefully make combat more aggressive and attacking, rather than defense. Cannot wait!
I do hope Ubisoft pulls all the stops and treats us to a stunning trailer at E3, there will definitely be one with Connor, how about finally giving Desmond a CGI Trailer. He's a character in his 5th game! He surely deserves that, at least.

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 04:43 PM
so, just 1hr and 20minutes left then huh?
no, just 20 mins left, someone didn't turn the clocks back did they?

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 04:47 PM
Desmond CGI trailer maybe? Gameplay videos would be awesome too! I would LOVE gameplay videos! More interviews too! Tons of interviews! I want information on the role Desmond will play too!

Ayush_S92
03-26-2012, 04:48 PM
no, just 20 mins left, someone didn't turn there clocks back did they?

Or maybe he lives in a country which doesn't have Daylight Savings?

Anyways, I really hope they release a gameplay video, although that might is unlikely.

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 04:49 PM
Or maybe he lives in a country which doesn't have Daylight Savings?

Anyways, I really hope they release a gameplay video, although that might is unlikely.
A lot of sites were saying gameplay would be shown today.

LightRey
03-26-2012, 04:50 PM
where do you find this stuff???!!!
9gag inspires, Google delivers.

Saar Ben Kiki
03-26-2012, 04:50 PM
Or maybe he lives in a country which doesn't have Daylight Savings?

Anyways, I really hope they release a gameplay video, although that might is unlikely.

oh snap
i always remembered the uk was 2hrs before my time, guess all the changes in between season times made it a hour less, well good for me.
any new/uploaded information yet?
(i mean, 10 mins left, and i dont think everyone will be rushing to put it on exactly on 5:00)

Ayush_S92
03-26-2012, 04:53 PM
A lot of sites were saying gameplay would be shown today.

That's amazing news then. And the second thing which I want to know is about Desmond...his story is the one which always intrigues me. Sure other assassin's might have better gameplay...but I always found his story more appealing. It puts everything in perspective.

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 04:54 PM
oh snap
i always remembered the uk was 2hrs before my time, guess all the changes in between season times made it a hour less, well good for me.
any new/uploaded information yet?
(i mean, 10 mins left, and i dont think everyone will be rushing to put it on exactly on 5:00)
any new uploaded information yet? ill answer that question, just give me 6 mins

pacmanate
03-26-2012, 04:55 PM
:ddddddddddddddd

LeTrueAbstergo
03-26-2012, 04:56 PM
It's already been confirmed that gameplay will be shown today. G4TV also posted that at 6:30PM Eastern Time, they'll have gameplay up on their show X-play.

Subject J80
03-26-2012, 04:57 PM
My AC:B poster just fell off the wall, bringing down my AC:R one with it????????? Freaked out.

Thanks to Esco for getting this thread going!

Saar Ben Kiki
03-26-2012, 04:58 PM
any new uploaded information yet? ill answer that question, just give me 6 mins

I love you.

pacmanate
03-26-2012, 04:58 PM
Longest 2 minutes of my life.

Edit: So far

Edit 2: Longest 1 minute of my life.

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 04:59 PM
1 min

Saar Ben Kiki
03-26-2012, 04:59 PM
Its time !

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 05:00 PM
It's already been confirmed that gameplay will be shown today. G4TV also posted that at 6:30PM Eastern Time, they'll have gameplay up on their show X-play.
I can't wait till then! Need gameplay now!

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 05:00 PM
where is it?

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 05:01 PM
Okay...information...where the hell is it?

UrDeviant1
03-26-2012, 05:01 PM
This all seems a bit early considering the game Isn't out for 7 months. I'm still exited though!

Saar Ben Kiki
03-26-2012, 05:02 PM
using google searching strategies.. lets see..

LeTrueAbstergo
03-26-2012, 05:02 PM
I can't wait till then! Need gameplay now!

Lmao. My sentiments exactly. But i'm a patient guy, so it's a bit easier for me.

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 05:03 PM
um guys, they've updated the ac3 homepage http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-gb/index.aspx

pacmanate
03-26-2012, 05:04 PM
So yes, I am annoyed since I bought a Steelbook off the internet and its now included in an edition hahahhah FAIL on my part
http://xboxgamezone.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/AC3_FREEDOM_EDITION_MOCK-UP.jpg
http://xboxgamezone.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/AC3_JOIN_OR_DIE_EDITION_MOCK-UP.jpg

LightRey
03-26-2012, 05:04 PM
The OP has been updated, people.

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 05:04 PM
Give me info. It is time.

evil9494
03-26-2012, 05:05 PM
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/722100/assassins-creed-3-first-look-go-back-in-time-with-the-new-assassin/
:)

Saar Ben Kiki
03-26-2012, 05:05 PM
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/341470/previews/assassins-creed-3-first-look-demo-everything-you-need-to-know/ !

UrDeviant1
03-26-2012, 05:05 PM
Someone needs to try enlarge the pic of the map In the freedom edition and post It up. I'd do It but I'm a Noob.

pacmanate
03-26-2012, 05:07 PM
OMGAWD : http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-GB/pre-order/index.aspx

Defo buying both editions, can someone confirm that these are ALL the special editions to be released?

EDIT: nevermind, Freedom edition is priced at £80 and Join Or die edition is £65

UrDeviant1
03-26-2012, 05:09 PM
OMGAWD : http://assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3/en-GB/pre-order/index.aspx

Defo buying both editions, can someone confirm that these are ALL the special editions to be released?

EDIT: nevermind, Freedom edition is priced at £80 and Join Or die edition is £65

Yes! where are you going to pre-order from?

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 05:09 PM
Yes! Oh yes!

Assassin_M
03-26-2012, 05:10 PM
I knew it was too good to be true -__-

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 05:10 PM
is there no gameplay footage then?

BK-110
03-26-2012, 05:10 PM
Loving the Freedom Edition. The figure looks great! Definitely going to preorder it! :D

tarrero
03-26-2012, 05:14 PM
Well, it seems that I would buy this "lost mayan ruins" and ghost of war on its respective dlc haha.

Mr_Shade
03-26-2012, 05:15 PM
very odd the statute is what I wanted... hmm from what I remember saying in the special edition wish list thread..


As to gameplay - some footage may be released at a later date, since we did see some VERY interesting gameplay on the day.. Esco did squeal at one point :P



I don't want to take anything away from the previews all ready being posted - but I was very impressed with how fluid the game made the transitions from ground to trees etc..

And the combat - well that was VERY good - with plenty of showcase kills.. lol:)

Saar Ben Kiki
03-26-2012, 05:17 PM
so confirmed no gameplay/videos?
:sad:

LightRey
03-26-2012, 05:19 PM
(Big thanks to community member LightRey for his help compiling the questions)


Sry, I feel the need to gloat.:o

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 05:20 PM
The OP has been updated, people.

Just want to thank you again for YOUR help! :D

Also, hope you all enjoyed the preview, and the interview.

LightRey
03-26-2012, 05:21 PM
Just want to thank you again for YOUR help! :D

Also, hope you all enjoyed the preview, and the interview.
I was more than happy to. ;)

Just finished listening to the interview, going for the preview now. :P

Subject J80
03-26-2012, 05:21 PM
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/341501/ubisoft-montreal-talks-assassins-creed-3-this-is-a-huge-investment-in-gameplay-and-scale/

Two interview vids. Explains Pass-Through system, which is a new chase breaker system in the game.

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 05:28 PM
[link removed]
hey guyyysss, take a look at this!

tarrero
03-26-2012, 05:31 PM
So Esco, from 1-10 ,How good is that demo in comparison to the previous ones??????????????????????

Mr_Shade
03-26-2012, 05:32 PM
[link removed]
hey guyyysss, take a look at this!
please don't start posting fake links...

Sushiglutton
03-26-2012, 05:33 PM
Gamespot (preview + interview): http://www.gamespot.com/assassins-creed-iii/previews/assassins-creed-iii-is-the-type-of-sequel-this-series-needs-6367806/

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 05:34 PM
So Esco, from 1-10 ,How good is that demo in comparison to the previous ones??????????????????????

Being totally honest? 9. Best gameplay demo i have seen in a VERY long time.

Saar Ben Kiki
03-26-2012, 05:36 PM
Being totally honest? 9. Best gameplay demo i have seen in a VERY long time.

please answer this question, ive become very skeptic but optimistic:
is the graphic really somewhat looking like the trailer?
are the graphics actually that good, like, trailer level wise?

Sushiglutton
03-26-2012, 05:40 PM
Great interview, thanks :)!

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 05:43 PM
please answer this question, ive become very skeptic but optimistic:
is the graphic really somewhat looking like the trailer?
are the graphics actually that good, like, trailer level wise?

Yes. As i mentioned in my preview, we saw a fully prerendered TGF, and then the gameplay footage. There was honestly not that much in the way of difference between them. Very smooth, and very detailed. The graphics will please fans even at this early stage.

egriffin09
03-26-2012, 05:43 PM
Being totally honest? 9. Best gameplay demo i have seen in a VERY long time.

Esco, will they be posting this demo today? Or will we have to wait until PAX or E3 for a demo?

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 05:43 PM
please don't start posting fake links...
sorry, i thought it was a pretty funny vid

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 05:44 PM
hey esco, did anyone secretly record it, and if they did, does this person have a website?

Subject J80
03-26-2012, 05:46 PM
Yes. As i mentioned in my preview, we saw a fully prerendered TGF, and then the gameplay footage. There was honestly not that much in the way of difference between them. Very smooth, and very detailed. The graphics will please fans even at this early stage.

Thanks for all your work on the previews etc. Could you pick a game that the graphics would be close to so we could have an idea in our heads or would not be able to say. I read that the HUD in now minimalist and built into the mini-map. That has to look cool?

GLHS
03-26-2012, 05:49 PM
I'm about to cry...wanna see gameplay footage soooo bad. And I'm totally getting the Freedom Edition. I'm waiting to hear what Gamestop is offering for their pre-order first though. But I have a feeling that AC3 will be like GoW3 was for me. Goin all out and buying the best Special Edition and all that.

Saar Ben Kiki
03-26-2012, 05:51 PM
Yes. As i mentioned in my preview, we saw a fully prerendered TGF, and then the gameplay footage. There was honestly not that much in the way of difference between them. Very smooth, and very detailed. The graphics will please fans even at this early stage.

thank you very much sir, wow now im hyped!
seriously i was so skeptic because it sounds like a big change from acr's engine, which seemed sometimes just similiar to cod:mw which was out 2007 ! X_x (excluding face animations, was awesome)
i really look forward to it and hope itll be somewhat near/in between level of skyrim--------battlefield3

Jexx21
03-26-2012, 05:54 PM
What? Skyrim's graphics aren't that great... it's why it doesn't take up that much space on the disk.

Mr_Shade
03-26-2012, 06:11 PM
hey esco, did anyone secretly record it, and if they did, does this person have a website?

No one recorded it.

What? Skyrim's graphics aren't that great... it's why it doesn't take up that much space on the disk.
indeed - some aspects where good though..


The TGF [Target Game Footage] as Esco said, was VERY close to the final gameplay - graphics and animation wise..


we saw it on a huge screen - and to be very honest - it held up very well :)


Judging by the onscreen prompts - it was running on a PS3 - and I have to say it looked the best graphics to date on the format..

fast fluid action, no slow down that I could see, and the animation was so smooth...


I loved the fact you didn't really see the path to climb on the rock faces - no glowing lines or sticky out parts - it just looked like a rock face.. and the movement up it, was as expected really smooth - they had rock climbing experts help them with the animations ;)


Seeing Connor run and slid and vault over things, was a joy..


The combat though - seemed very much improved - with the cover system working well - but it's when the player just waded in and took on groups of enemies that it really impressed me - it was so violent and brutal - but with some really bespoke moves and flair..

it was like ballet..

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 06:13 PM
MOAR Connor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQusS4ebKTA)

Mr_Shade
03-26-2012, 06:15 PM
MOAR Connor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQusS4ebKTA)
oh stop it you teasing man you !

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 06:17 PM
apparently the leaps of faith are more interactive, like you can jump onto moving carts with hay on them and assassinate your target without going through all the guards first

LightRey
03-26-2012, 06:18 PM
MOAR Connor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQusS4ebKTA)
So he joined the order in 1770...

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 06:18 PM
oh stop it you teasing man you !
agreed, hopefully we'll see the demo you (lucky) guys saw at PAX in 2 weeks

Sushiglutton
03-26-2012, 06:20 PM
MOAR Connor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQusS4ebKTA)

Short but sweeet :)! I have a couple of question: I'm so curious how the combat works. Was Connor moving all the time (like in say Arkham City) or was he standing holding up his guard like in previous AC games? How do you protect yourself from gunfire, was it the human shields? Could you aim the guns like ine a TPS-game, or did u quickfire them "from the hip"? Thankful for any clue :)!

LeTrueAbstergo
03-26-2012, 06:23 PM
No one recorded it.

indeed - some aspects where good though..


The TGF [Target Game Footage] as Esco said, was VERY close to the final gameplay - graphics and animation wise..


we saw it on a huge screen - and to be very honest - it held up very well :)


Judging by the onscreen prompts - it was running on a PS3 - and I have to say it looked the best graphics to date on the format..

fast fluid action, no slow down that I could see, and the animation was so smooth...


I loved the fact you didn't really see the path to climb on the rock faces - no glowing lines or sticky out parts - it just looked like a rock face.. and the movement up it, was as expected really smooth - they had rock climbing experts help them with the animations ;)


Seeing Connor run and slid and vault over things, was a joy..


The combat though - seemed very much improved - with the cover system working well - but it's when the player just waded in and took on groups of enemies that it really impressed me - it was so violent and brutal - but with some really bespoke moves and flair..

it was like ballet..

This post just got me more hyped up than any other interview/preview possibly could. I envy you, sir. I'd give anything to get even a small glimpse of those animations.

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 06:23 PM
did you see any counters? if so, what were they like

p.s Esco, I'm sure you must have realised the consequences of making this thread and knew you were gonna have to do a lot of answering

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 06:24 PM
This post just got me more hyped up than any other interview/preview possibly could. I envy you, sir. I'd give anything to get even a small glimpse of those animations.
you did! they are called screenshots! and there are a few of them out now!

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 06:24 PM
Short but sweeet :)! I have a couple of question: I'm so curious how the combat works. Was Connor moving all the time (like in say Arkham City) or was he standing holding up his guard like in previous AC games? How do you protect yourself from gunfire, was it the human shields? Could you aim the guns like ine a TPS-game, or did u quickfire them "from the hip"? Thankful for any clue :)!

Connor has a feature called "Reflex Fire"which he can use to hip fire weapons. If you need to focus (like you do with the Hidden Gun in previous games) then you can as well.

As for combat, the sections we saw showed connor needing to take advantage of the long musket reload time, hence the bit with the rope dart and human shield. Once he initiated his attcks, he was always moving, even when killing two enemies at once.

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 06:26 PM
Yes. As i mentioned in my preview, we saw a fully prerendered TGF, and then the gameplay footage. There was honestly not that much in the way of difference between them. Very smooth, and very detailed. The graphics will please fans even at this early stage.
Why didn't you ask anything about Desmond in the interview?

LeTrueAbstergo
03-26-2012, 06:27 PM
you did! they are called screenshots! and there are a few of them out now!

I said ANIMATIONS. As in moving video. Not still-pictures. Although the pictures are quite breathtaking.

ShaneO7K
03-26-2012, 06:27 PM
Has medicine returned or has it went back to synchronization?

ShaneO7K
03-26-2012, 06:28 PM
Why didn't you ask anything about Desmond in the interview?

Probably would've been pointless, they are usually tight lipped on Desmond details until near release.

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 06:29 PM
Why didn't you ask anything about Desmond in the interview?

Because it had been covered in the presentation, and he would have given a no comment anyway. It was a long day and the guy needed to go eat. I had 15 minutes. Sorry.

LightRey
03-26-2012, 06:29 PM
I said ANIMATIONS. As in moving video. Not still-pictures. Although the pictures are quite breathtaking.
Yes, but technically a picture is a glimpse of an animation.

notafanboy
03-26-2012, 06:31 PM
Because it had been covered in the presentation, and he would have given a no comment anyway. It was a long day and the guy needed to go eat. I had 15 minutes. Sorry.

so you´re saying game dev´s need to eat and drink just like us ??

UrDeviant1
03-26-2012, 06:31 PM
By the sounds of It, the scale of the game Is absolutely HUGE. Could It rival Skyrim In scale AND epicness?

LeTrueAbstergo
03-26-2012, 06:31 PM
Yes, but technically a picture is a glimpse of an animation.

Technically, sure. But i'm sure you both knew what i meant by my post. No need for snarky, smart-alec comments.

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 06:33 PM
so you´re saying game dev´s need to eat and drink just like us ??

LOL indeed. They are (contrary to popular belief) human too ;)

Saar Ben Kiki
03-26-2012, 06:33 PM
No one recorded it.

indeed - some aspects where good though..


The TGF [Target Game Footage] as Esco said, was VERY close to the final gameplay - graphics and animation wise..


we saw it on a huge screen - and to be very honest - it held up very well :)


Judging by the onscreen prompts - it was running on a PS3 - and I have to say it looked the best graphics to date on the format..

fast fluid action, no slow down that I could see, and the animation was so smooth...


I loved the fact you didn't really see the path to climb on the rock faces - no glowing lines or sticky out parts - it just looked like a rock face.. and the movement up it, was as expected really smooth - they had rock climbing experts help them with the animations ;)


Seeing Connor run and slid and vault over things, was a joy..


The combat though - seemed very much improved - with the cover system working well - but it's when the player just waded in and took on groups of enemies that it really impressed me - it was so violent and brutal - but with some really bespoke moves and flair..

it was like ballet..


judging by your comment.. the game must be somewhat like battlefield 3 in terms of graphics then?
if so, hell im commiting suicide via dart rope!
epicsiously epically epic ! E3!

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 06:35 PM
Probably would've been pointless, they are usually tight lipped on Desmond details until near release.
I at least enjoy hints surrounding him.

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 06:36 PM
Because it had been covered in the presentation, and he would have given a no comment anyway. It was a long day and the guy needed to go eat. I had 15 minutes. Sorry.
What did they say about him in the presentation? Another question(lol sorry), but did the difficulty of the game seem to not be too easy as with other AC games?

TorQue1988
03-26-2012, 06:38 PM
So Esco how about the health system, can we use some sort of healing potions outside battles or it's regenerating synch like in AC1?

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 06:39 PM
What did they say about him in the presentation? Another question(lol sorry), but did the difficulty of the game seem to not be too easy as with other AC games?

They said they would cover more about Desmond's story at a later date. As for difficulty, it isn't easy to tell until we play it. There are a lot of new features addes. For instance, both connor and enemy soldiers suffer when fighting in heavy snow. Obviously, charging into a group of soldiers with ready loaded muskets would also be a bad idea.

So it is tough to call at this stage.


So Esco how about the health system, can we use some sort of healing potions outside battles or it's regenerating synch like in AC1?

We saw no use of medecine of any kind during the presentation. Then again, there was no need for it.

Saar Ben Kiki
03-26-2012, 06:41 PM
i wonder when he'd get tired from answering questions haha,
but ur doing a good job, ac needs a LIVE FAQ.. and u just sort of applied to it

Mr_Shade
03-26-2012, 06:41 PM
Certain things where not show in the presentation, so while I know people are VERY eager to know, please remember that a lot of them he won't be able to answe.. since he did not see - they have to keep certain things undercover.. :)

future previews may be able to answer them though ;)


I can answer the question about difficulty - it's common that when a public demo is done, the player has unlimited health or powers that he would not normally have at that time.. just so the demo looks both impressive and also that the player does not die...

;)

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 06:42 PM
They said they would cover more about Desmond's story at a later date. As for difficulty, it isn't easy to tell until we play it. There are a lot of new features addes. For instance, both connor and enemy soldiers suffer when fighting in heavy snow. Obviously, charging into a group of soldiers with ready loaded muskets would also be a bad idea.

So it is tough to call at this stage.



We saw no use of medecine of any kind during the presentation. Then again, there was no need for it.
It makes me happy enough to know that they will at least be covering it later on...getting a bit impatient! LOL.

TorQue1988
03-26-2012, 06:43 PM
So 30 species of animals. Who can guess them all? :))
Also board games, that's nice :d

Saar Ben Kiki
03-26-2012, 06:45 PM
Certain things where not show in the presentation, so while I know people are VERY eager to know, please remember that a lot of them he won't be able to answe.. since he did not see - they have to keep certain things undercover.. :)

future previews may be able to answer them though ;)


I can answer the question about difficulty - it's common that when a public demo is done, the player has unlimited health or powers that he would not normally have at that time.. just so the demo looks both impressive and also that the player does not die...

;)

i remember seeing the early demos of ACR, liefbar was not yet shown until a later date...
i guess itd be the same and ur comment was one of the other figurable reasons

UrDeviant1
03-26-2012, 06:45 PM
Esco, In what way did Connor look more predator like? Was he low to the ground? did he move like a cheetah stalking Its prey? You remember In Skyrim If you duel wielded daggers and put on the Nightingale Armor how epic and awesome you looked? Could you compare It to that In any way? Thanks :D

Mr_Shade
03-26-2012, 06:46 PM
Esco, In what way did Connor look more predator like? Was he low to the ground? did he move like a cheetah stalking Its prey? You remember In Skyrim If you duel wielded daggers and put on the Nightingale Armor how epic and awesome you looked? Could you compare It to that In any way? Thanks :D
if you move through bushes - Connor automatically went into a crouch - making him very low profile ;)

Sick_one12
03-26-2012, 06:47 PM
So 30 species of animals. Who can guess them all? :))
Also board games, that's nice :d

wait what?where did you read that?
Im also wondering if ACIII really is the last game with Desmond,because recently i often read "Desmonds story will also continue" instead of "Desmonds story will end";)hm,its probably just me:p

UrDeviant1
03-26-2012, 06:49 PM
if you move through bushes - Connor automatically went into a crouch - making him very low profile ;)

That's so cool. I remember how good Ezio looked If you stand still and press 'Right trigger' and 'A'. Unfortunately you couldn't move like It without breaking out Into a sprint so I'm really looking forward to seeing how this looks.

notafanboy
03-26-2012, 06:49 PM
no offense but i hope Desmond trips down a couple of stairs and falls into a coma again :).
and a Q for esco. Will you be able to aim your bow manually ?

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 06:53 PM
no offense but i hope Desmond trips down a couple of stairs and falls into a coma again :).
and a Q for esco. Will you be able to aim your bow manually ?

Yep!

frigabond
03-26-2012, 07:01 PM
Shame. I'n uber garbage at manual aim. Can't seem to do two sticks at the same time ha. Hope there's still an auto option.
The rest looks good so far though. Thanks for sharing.

notafanboy
03-26-2012, 07:05 PM
Yep!

yay, thanks esco !.

playassassins1
03-26-2012, 07:05 PM
Yep!

Awesome!!!

playassassins1
03-26-2012, 07:06 PM
Will Connor have 2 Hidden Blades or only 1?

UrDeviant1
03-26-2012, 07:07 PM
Yep!

Yay! Now I shoot some guards with an arrow the knee :rolleyes:

tarrero
03-26-2012, 07:08 PM
Does the weather change cyclically "fast" like day and night on the previous games, or it depends on what sequence you are?

TorQue1988
03-26-2012, 07:10 PM
wait what?where did you read that?
Im also wondering if ACIII really is the last game with Desmond,because recently i often read "Desmonds story will also continue" instead of "Desmonds story will end";)hm,its probably just me:p
Board games at the end of the video http://www.gamespot.com/assassins-creed-iii/previews/assassins-creed-iii-is-the-type-of-sequel-this-series-needs-6367806/
Animals here http://www.g4tv.com/games/xbox-360/65904/assassins-creed-3/articles/76935/assassins-creed-3-preview-the-evolution-of-revolution/

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 07:12 PM
Does the weather change cyclically "fast" like day and night on the previous games, or it depends on what sequence you are?

I think it is sequence specific. You'd have to stand in the same spot for a length of time to see how long the day/ night cycle would be normally, and we were not shown that. We saw Boston in the summer, and a snow covered Frontier region the previous year.

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 07:13 PM
no offense but i hope Desmond trips down a couple of stairs and falls into a coma again :).
and a Q for esco. Will you be able to aim your bow manually ?
That is only YOUR opinion. His story is very complex and well though-out. Why so much hate for a videogame character?

Jexx21
03-26-2012, 07:16 PM
Can we fish?

tarrero
03-26-2012, 07:17 PM
I think it is sequence specific. You'd have to stand in the same spot for a length of time to see how long the day/ night cycle would be normally, and we were not shown that. We saw Boston in the summer, and a snow covered Frontier region the previous year.

Thanks man!!!!!!! and that makes sense in fact.

Imagine that, out of some reward, we could choose in what season we play during freeroam, that would be awesome haha.

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 07:24 PM
Can we fish?

Good question. Must admit, i have no idea :P

Sick_one12
03-26-2012, 07:24 PM
Board games at the end of the video http://www.gamespot.com/assassins-creed-iii/previews/assassins-creed-iii-is-the-type-of-sequel-this-series-needs-6367806/
Animals here http://www.g4tv.com/games/xbox-360/65904/assassins-creed-3/articles/76935/assassins-creed-3-preview-the-evolution-of-revolution/

Ah,thank you:)
anyone notice the flute song in the gamespot video?Im wondering if its an official ACIII song

ChotaDon1
03-26-2012, 07:38 PM
So will it all be about America or are we gonna to see the British getting involved in the story in some way?

ShaneO7K
03-26-2012, 07:39 PM
Does Connor have a native american accent?

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 07:39 PM
Does Connor have a native american accent?

Yes.

edit: At least he did from what little we heard him say in the gameplay demo.

UrDeviant1
03-26-2012, 07:41 PM
So will it all be about America or are we gonna to see the British getting involved in the story in some way?

It goes without saying that, yes, of course the British have Involvement In the story.

Jexx21
03-26-2012, 07:42 PM
do you have any quotes from him? I wanna know a basic personality.

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 07:47 PM
do you have any quotes from him? I wanna know a basic personality.

He seemed pretty pissed off with Israel Putnam at Bunker Hill. His line (before he wen to go kill a British general) was:

"I expect an apology when i get back!"

ChotaDon1
03-26-2012, 07:48 PM
It goes without saying that, yes, of course the British have Involvement In the story.

What I meant was will it show the British as a negative figure and the Americans as positive, Because in the debut trailer Connor was assassinating British red coats which was odd because native Americans favored the British during the American revolution.

Jexx21
03-26-2012, 07:49 PM
But Connor isn't just a Native American, he's an Assassin.

UrDeviant1
03-26-2012, 07:52 PM
Connor fights for neither the British, nor the Americans. He fights for justice and his Native peoples well being.

RzaRecta357
03-26-2012, 07:59 PM
Ahh I haven't visited the forum in a bit since there wasn't anything new. I think I got all the links from this topic though. Thanks guys! Awesome job Esco and Light! This is amazing!

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 08:09 PM
Is there a way I can post pictures on here that I have saved to my computer? I have a map I think everyone will like. It is of AC3.

RzaRecta357
03-26-2012, 08:10 PM
Is there a way I can post pictures on here that I have saved to my computer? I have a map I think everyone will like. It is of AC3.

I think you need to upload it to photobucket.com or something.

tarrero
03-26-2012, 08:11 PM
Why dont you upload it to photobucket and then you send the link to me? haha

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 08:15 PM
He seemed pretty pissed off with Israel Putnam at Bunker Hill. His line (before he wen to go kill a British general) was:

"I expect an apology when i get back!"
i like him

RzaRecta357
03-26-2012, 08:16 PM
So, Esco. You might not even be able to answer this. But it's sort of a big deal for my dorky ***. I wasn't sure if he has the Lip Scar. But his walk. They had to add all new animations for snow and everything. So I assume he lost what I like to call... the "Altair" walk?

Any chance you noticed? I love how badass they move their shoulders. Desmond even picked up the walk during AC2.

pacmanate
03-26-2012, 08:17 PM
Yes! where are you going to pre-order from?Gamestop have Pre-Orders up for the Freedom Edition!!
oh stop it you teasing man you !HEHEHE
Yes, but technically a picture is a glimpse of an animation..... Yes hahahah
Certain things where not show in the presentation, so while I know people are VERY eager to know, please remember that a lot of them he won't be able to answe.. since he did not see - they have to keep certain things undercover.. :)future previews may be able to answer them though ;)I can answer the question about difficulty - it's common that when a public demo is done, the player has unlimited health or powers that he would not normally have at that time.. just so the demo looks both impressive and also that the player does not die... ;)Like the MW3 gameplay! Their xbox controller ran out of battery when they were live on stage...

rileypoole1234
03-26-2012, 08:19 PM
WOW. Everything looks really awesome. I can't hold in my excitement. I hope X-play has some real gameplay instead of a trailer or something tonight as mentioned in another thread.

EscoBlades
03-26-2012, 08:20 PM
So, Esco. You might not even be able to answer this. But it's sort of a big deal for my dorky ***. I wasn't sure if he has the Lip Scar. But his walk. They had to add all new animations for snow and everything. So I assume he lost what I like to call... the "Altair" walk?

Any chance you noticed? I love how badass they move their shoulders. Desmond even picked up the walk during AC2.

He's a little more close to the ground...more predatory, almost like he's ready to break into a sprint at a moment's notice. I like his walk...its badass!

RzaRecta357
03-26-2012, 08:21 PM
Thanks for the quick answer. I was upset over the face thing..but it made sense if they ever want to do a female assassin. I'm a little upset over the walk. But things need to be upgraded and it DOES sound very badass. I hope he at least gets his lip scar!

UrDeviant1
03-26-2012, 08:23 PM
Gamestop have Pre-Orders up for the Freedom Edition!!HEHEHE.... Yes hahahahLike the MW3 gameplay! Their xbox controller ran out of battery when they were live on stage...

Dude, It's £10 cheaper at Ubishop...

pacmanate
03-26-2012, 08:29 PM
Dude, It's £10 cheaper at Ubishop...

I was just about to click confirm on gamestop, you sir, have saved my life

UrDeviant1
03-26-2012, 08:30 PM
I was just about to click confirm on gamestop, you sir, have saved my life

lol, no problem

GeneralTrumbo
03-26-2012, 08:36 PM
Here is the map. I am pretty sure this is what the one in the collectors editions of the game will look like. Enjoy! =)
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hYFDOkVzWOw/T3DEghOHGMI/AAAAAAAAAAk/bu8IYhs08_A/s1152/assassins%20creed%203%20map.png

UrDeviant1
03-26-2012, 08:37 PM
Nice one Trumbo!

pacmanate
03-26-2012, 08:40 PM
JUST PRE - ORDERED AND FOR ME ITS FREE!!!!!!!!!

WHY?!

Because its my birthday on the 19th of October :D Best late present ever? I THINK SO!

freddie_1897
03-26-2012, 08:50 PM
unfortunately guys, it has been announced that philly will not be an open world city in AC3- however you will go there but during linear missions

Steww-
03-26-2012, 09:11 PM
Have you got a source?


Also: I. Can't. Wait.

dex3108
03-26-2012, 09:18 PM
Have you got a source?


Also: I. Can't. Wait.


http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/3/26/2903278/assassins-creed-3-setting-boston-new-york-philly-ubisoft

LightRey
03-26-2012, 09:19 PM
DoublePost
You can delete a post from the edit menu. ;)

pacmanate
03-26-2012, 09:21 PM
You can delete a post from the edit menu. ;)

LightRay is ONIT

SixKeys
03-26-2012, 09:24 PM
Disappointed we didn't get to see any gameplay yet, but the various articles posted here (including Esco's) did a great job sharing some of the highlights of the demo. I'm really curious to see the new NPC behavior in the cities, it sounds brilliant. :)

Pdavis3
03-26-2012, 09:27 PM
So 30 species of animals. Who can guess them all? :))
Also board games, that's nice :d

what, 30 species wow :D

Escoblades, are there upgrades to the bow and arrow? like shooting more then one arrow, faster nocking or something



You can delete a post from the edit menu. ;)

has nothing to do with your post but i had to get your attention :P. Didn't I say they probably had moving hay stacks :D. lol

iNEEDSmeINSIDES
03-26-2012, 09:27 PM
I'm sure it was always stated that PAX was going to be the first time we see gameplay.

Cheers to Esco and Shade for filling in more details.

RzaRecta357
03-26-2012, 09:28 PM
How many did RDR have? Quite a bit.. Hopefully there is a trophy for hunting them all without damaging their pelts or something!

Also above poster... X-play says they have gameplay for tonight. When is PAX anyway?

iNEEDSmeINSIDES
03-26-2012, 09:33 PM
So it does, my bad.

RzaRecta357
03-26-2012, 09:35 PM
Esco, did you get to hear his voice at all? Since he's half english does he have a pure native voice? Their voices are quite monotone and if he sounds like Nastas from RDR it'd be a little disappointing

Not trying to be racist or anything. I have quite a few friends that are native.

But if he picks up girls like this.... well I don't know what to think...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NQdpNBZA0k

playassassins1
03-26-2012, 09:36 PM
I'm sure it was always stated that PAX was going to be the first time we see gameplay.

Cheers to Esco and Shade for filling in more details.

And X-play will show a demo

Pdavis3
03-26-2012, 09:39 PM
Esco, did you get to hear his voice at all? Since he's half english does he have a pure native voice? Their voices are quite monotone and if he sounds like Nastas from RDR it'd be a little disappointing

Not trying to be racist or anything. I have quite a few friends that are native.

But if he picks up girls like this.... well I don't know what to think...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NQdpNBZA0k

i remember esco did say he heard his voice and has a native american accent. he posted that before on this thread

RzaRecta357
03-26-2012, 09:42 PM
i remember esco did say he heard his voice and has a native american accent. he posted that before on this thread

Thanks! I hope it has a gruffness to it at least!

Steww-
03-26-2012, 09:44 PM
You can delete a post from the edit menu. ;)
I swear I tried that before and it failed, but it was have been completely on my part since it worked now. Thanks xD

On a more relevant note, I'm amazed they can fit so much in this game - especially if it's going to conclude Desmond's story. A frontier the size of Rome, Boston, New York, a linear Philly, more Desmond gameplay than before, and that's not even going into features. That's the benefits of a longer dev cycle I guess.

PS. Thanks for the source Dex3108.

RzaRecta357
03-26-2012, 09:45 PM
I swear I tried that before and it failed, but it was have been completely on my part since it worked now. Thanks xD

On a more relevant note, I'm amazed they can fit so much in this game - especially if it's going to conclude Desmond's story. A frontier the size of Rome, Boston, New York, a linear Philly, more Desmond gameplay than before, and that's not even going into features. That's the benefits of a longer dev cycle I guess.

PS. Thanks for the source Dex3108.

No Kidding! They even say Desmond will have his biggest feature yet in this game. Sounds amazing.

TorQue1988
03-26-2012, 09:57 PM
http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/3/26/2903278/assassins-creed-3-setting-boston-new-york-philly-ubisoft "It's there from a historical point of view. A lot of big things happen there. Declaration of Independence, obviously. That being said, we couldn't make Philadelphia the way we wanted to have it or the way we're making New York and Boston just because of the way it's designed. It's a gridded city. It would have been really hard, technology-wise, to make it look awesome. So we'll get there, but not as an open world."
I don't quite get the reasons they didn't include Philadelphia. What does "gridded city" mean anyway?

iNEEDSmeINSIDES
03-26-2012, 10:01 PM
It means that the city's buildings are laid out in a grid pattern as many US cities (i believe) and Milton Keynes are.

TorQue1988
03-26-2012, 10:05 PM
It means that the city's buildings are laid out in a grid pattern as many US cities (i believe) and Milton Keynes are.
So that means it's hard to design it because of it's shape?
http://burnhamplan100.lib.uchicago.edu/newberryexhibit/images/designing1-large.jpg

sticks165
03-26-2012, 10:06 PM
http://kotaku.com/5896386/50-things-about-assassins-creed-iii-that-you-should-know?utm_campaign=socialflow_kotaku_facebook&utm_source=kotaku_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

read number 4.

iNEEDSmeINSIDES
03-26-2012, 10:11 PM
So that means it's hard to design it because of it's shape?

It seems so.



http://kotaku.com/5896386/50-things-about-assassins-creed-iii-that-you-should-know?utm_campaign=socialflow_kotaku_facebook&utm_source=kotaku_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

read number 4.

Haha so it ain't Lee Emery then?!

BK-110
03-26-2012, 10:19 PM
So that means it's hard to design it because of it's shape?
http://burnhamplan100.lib.uchicago.edu/newberryexhibit/images/designing1-large.jpg

Is it that hard to check out the source?


Speaking more specifically after our interview, he said the issue is both with the gameplay and technology. Free-running across a gridded city is an issue because of the sheer space between the buildings. And, on the technological side, being able to see three miles in each direction when looking down an avenue can cause some problems with the graphical engine, ruining much of the illusion of a bustling city.

http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/3/26/2903278/assassins-creed-3-setting-boston-new-york-philly-ubisoft

Sarari
03-26-2012, 10:21 PM
Does anyone here have FiOs? If so, what channel would it be on?

sticks165
03-26-2012, 10:25 PM
It seems so.




Haha so it ain't Lee Emery then?!

Lee Emery does the voice for Charles lee

TorQue1988
03-26-2012, 10:27 PM
Is it that hard to check out the source?



http://www.theverge.com/gaming/2012/3/26/2903278/assassins-creed-3-setting-boston-new-york-philly-ubisoft
Is it that hard to read my post?
I already checked the source, and i said i didn't quite understood their reasons...

iNEEDSmeINSIDES
03-26-2012, 10:30 PM
Lee Emery does the voice for Charles lee

My god my head really isn't with it today, I did know that, not sure where I got the above from.

But I really (still) hope that isn't true (I know citation needed) Charles Lee wouldn't have sounded anything like Emery.

BK-110
03-27-2012, 12:10 AM
Is it that hard to read my post?
I already checked the source, and i said i didn't quite understood their reasons...

What is there not to understand? Due to the linear structure of the city there would have to be a very long draw distance which the engine is not made for. If they made it, they wouldn't be able to create the illusion of a bustling city because the crowds would disappear in the distance. Aside from that, apparently the distance between buildings is too big, making it inconvenient to navigate.

Besides, that would be one heck of a boring city to freerun in...

playassassins1
03-27-2012, 07:47 AM
When is PAX?

EscoBlades
03-27-2012, 09:02 AM
When is PAX?

I'm sorry to do this, but Google it.

playassassins1
03-27-2012, 10:10 AM
I'm sorry to do this, but Google it.

Found it, i just had to go to their Website.

Ayush_S92
03-27-2012, 11:18 AM
Does Ubishop only sell the PC versions? I don't see any console versions on there.

EscoBlades
03-27-2012, 11:25 AM
Does Ubishop only sell the PC versions? I don't see any console versions on there.

I preordered the Xbox 360 version of the Freedom Edition yesterday via the UbiShop. Same with Animus Edition for Revelations. So i know they sell the console versions, yes.

Ayush_S92
03-27-2012, 11:27 AM
That is weird...I can't even see the console editions there. It's just the downloadable PC version. It has always been like that for me.

Does it depend on where you live?

EscoBlades
03-27-2012, 11:29 AM
That is weird...I can't even see the console editions there. It's just the downloadable PC version. It has always been like that for me.

Does it depend on where you live?

That could be it. What region are you?

Mr_Shade
03-27-2012, 11:32 AM
That is weird...I can't even see the console editions there. It's just the downloadable PC version. It has always been like that for me.

Does it depend on where you live?
Certain products may not always be available in all regions - I see you are based in India?

You would have to go by what is listed - you should contact the Shop support and see if they will carry the console version you need.

Ayush_S92
03-27-2012, 11:32 AM
That could be it. What region are you?

India. Which I believe would come under EMEA.

Edit: Ah I see Mr Shade, I would do that. And on further inspection it seems India does not come under EMEA, I was just misinformed. Thanks.

Mr_Shade
03-27-2012, 11:40 AM
India. Which I believe would come under EMEA.

Edit: Ah I see Mr Shade, I would do that. And on further inspection it seems India does not come under EMEA, I was just misinformed. Thanks.
Not a problem.


You can import - however you need to check with the retailer, incase content codes are region locked.


If they are, Ubisoft will not be able to 'unlock' them for you - so buyer beware.

Ayush_S92
03-27-2012, 11:53 AM
Not a problem.


You can import - however you need to check with the retailer, incase content codes are region locked.


If they are, Ubisoft will not be able to 'unlock' them for you - so buyer beware.

Yea, I'm aware of that. Which is why I already have 2 PSN accounts one which comes under PSN US and other under EU, so it's all good for me.

I just hope they release the editions in India, importing is tough for me because the price is way more than it costs originally. But I'll look into it.

Last time I got the ACR special edition, which was the only one available here. Although, admittedly it was the best for me since I got free AC1 with it which I did not have previously.

playassassins1
03-27-2012, 04:19 PM
Escoblades, has eagle vision changed, or is it still unknown?

EscoBlades
03-27-2012, 04:21 PM
Escoblades, has eagle vision changed, or is it still unknown?

No idea. Besides confirmation that the Wii U version will have a unique way to control Eagle Vision, and Matt Turner's coy response to my question about Eagle Vision, there has been no sighting of Connor using Eagle Vision in anyway.

iNEEDSmeINSIDES
03-27-2012, 04:34 PM
Escoblades, has eagle vision changed, or is it still unknown?

I have a theory on that.

I do not think Connor will have Eagle Vision or Sense. I do however think he will have a new and different evolved 6th sense; possibly based around Wolves.

Now they no longer have an eagle based name, I do not see why the sixth sense will need to be named Eagle either. Changing it would further differentiaite the game and the way Matt Turner avoided the question makes me think a big change is coming.

Not sure in what form it could take but something along the lines of Wolf Hearing (although that name sounds naff) that acts as a ping radar.

It's all a little Bravestar-ish.

UrDeviant1
03-27-2012, 04:50 PM
I have a theory on that.

I do not think Connor will have Eagle Vision or Sense. I do however think he will have a new and different evolved 6th sense; possibly based around Wolves.

Now they no longer have an eagle based name, I do not see why the sixth sense will need to be named Eagle either. Changing it would further differentiaite the game and the way Matt Turner avoided the question makes me think a big change is coming.

Not sure in what form it could take but something along the lines of Wolf Hearing (although that name sounds naff) that acts as a ping radar.

It's all a little Bravestar-ish.

Most all Native American peoples attach significant's to the Eagle and It's feathers. To be given an Eagle feather was one of the highest honors given. Eagles represent "honesty, truth, majesty, strength, courage, wisdom, power and freedom". I honestly think he SHOULD have Eagle vision, to encompass that. I heard someone say that Connor could be the reason why America chose the Eagle as their national symbol, which I thought would be cool.

EscoBlades
03-27-2012, 04:50 PM
Side note: Bravestarr was BADA-S-S!!

iNEEDSmeINSIDES
03-27-2012, 04:54 PM
Most all Native American peoples attach significant's to the Eagle and It's feathers. To be given an Eagle feather was one of the highest honors given. Eagles represent "honesty, truth, majesty, strength, courage, wisdom, power and freedom". I honestly think he SHOULD have Eagle vision, to encompass that. I heard someone say that Connor could be the reason why America chose the Eagle as their national symbol, which I thought would be cool.

Like I said just a slightly out there theory. Although Connor been the reason the US has an eagle is also just a theory all be it one that does have a nice feel to it.



Side note: Bravestarr was BADA-S-S!!

Unlike Bravestar though instead of the strength of a bear we'll just assassinate them.

freddie_1897
03-27-2012, 05:09 PM
i was thinking his new eagle vision would look like thermo scans, but more improved, that way you can see heat sources, obviously they would be different based on whether your looking at enemies or allies, i think this would go really well with his whole predator type feel.

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQBEon4QuuR-6hOrKHxKV6zGPcmQLrUIJpbl7yr3xbrW1sUWAYeRQ

pacmanate
03-27-2012, 05:14 PM
Imagine having dolphin vision

playassassins1
03-27-2012, 05:15 PM
Imagine having dolphin vision

Funny guy.......

freddie_1897
03-27-2012, 05:46 PM
Imagine having dolphin vision
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8JUIGdKli0

AnthonyA85
03-27-2012, 11:54 PM
Connor will have Eagle sense, it was mentioned in a recent video, or article, (unfortunately i don't have the link to hand), the interviewer was asking about hunting, and how eagle vision/sense would play into that, and the guy answering the question said that Connor would use ES to track animals, see and follow scent marks, hidden claw marks, that sort of thing.