Although the share-a-thon that was required to unlock it was a tad controversial, the latest Assassin’s Creed 3 gameplay trailer was officially released today. Showcasing a brand new setting with some slick new moves, AC3 looks set to inject some fresh air into the popular Ubisoft franchise. Check out the trailer after the jump!
While the protagonist’s last name might be nearly impossible to pronounce, the interesting dynamic created by Connor Ratonhnhaké:ton’s struggle with his conflicting heritage could be a compelling narrative focal point. Or not, depending on your faith in Ubisoft’s ability to weave an interesting, coherent story, which seems to be a recurring problem for the studio’s recent endeavors. Time will tell if the latest and greatest Assassin’s Creed can expand on its mechanics in a meaningful way, but at least the refreshing change of scenery has captured our interest again. Stay tuned for more updates on AC3 leading up to its projected release on October 30th, 2012.