Assassin’s Creed III takes the series to the forefront of the American revolution, and the latest trailer shows off the latest assassin, Connor, using his expansive arsenal against unfortunate redcoats.
When American’s think of weaponry in the Revolutionary War, almost immediately muskets come to mind. Single shot, easy to reload, but difficult to aim a killing blow. It’s a soldiers weapon, not that of a silent killer. Connor does wield the long and cumbersome guns when they become available to him, but assassins naturally need more concealable and quieter weapons.
Axes, bayonets, tomahawks, rope, darts, bows and arrows and the iconic concealed blades hidden within each assassin’s gauntlets, Connor has no problem sticking to much simpler means of murder.
As the series progresses further and further through time, more and more technology becomes available to Assassin’ Creed‘s hooded killers. Traditional weapons will always be more in style, but seeing Connor use a musket as a melee weapon so effectively shows the assassin’s have much more imagination with the tools of killing than we ever will.
Who knows how they will use modern day technology whenever it become available to them. I can just imagine an assassin with a smart phone.
Assassin’s Creed III will be released on October 30th for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PC version will be released on November 23rd, and it will launch alongside the Wii U as a launch game on November 18th.