Assassin’s Creed III marks the entry of a brand new main character in the Assassin’s Creed series. Ratonhnhaké:ton, better known as Connor Kenway, is a completely fresh hero for the Assassin’s Creed line. This brand new trailer takes a quick look at his background and what caused him to seek the life of an assassin.
Out of all the media, trailers and assets released over the span of Assassin’s Creed III‘s now lengthy and expensive marketing campaign, this “Assassin’s Journey” trailer is probably the most story intensive. Based solely on what was shown in the more than two minute clip, I can already summize that Connor is a man seeking vengeance for the destruction of his home and his family.
He’s more Batman than ever before, and I highly doubt I’m the first person to make that connection. Revenge typically works as a wonderful theme for narrative driven experiences; however, it really only works if players (or viewers/readers) are actively involved with the characters harmed in the process of the story.
Here’s hoping Ubisoft finds a way to make us gamers feel just as angry and frustrated as Connor Kenway when he embarks upon his journey for vengeance. If they can do that, the story in Assassin’s Creed III will have an exceptionally strong foundation.
Assassin’s Creed III will launch for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC platforms on October 30th. It will also launch as a day one game for the Wii U starting on Nov. 18.