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Ubisoft aren't treating Assassin's Creed III like any other installments in the long-running franchise. They previously revealed that they hired a Native American consultant to make sure everything pertaining to the game's new protagonist gets handled properly. The French publisher and developer has now stated that this new Assassin won't resemble Ezio and Altair at all.
"Our goal was to have nothing from previous Assassins in the game. All of the animations for the character are fresh - which is kind of daunting when you think that Ezio had 6,000 [in ACII]," said creative director, Alex Hutchinson, to OPM (via PS3Center).
Continuing Hutchinson's thoughts, senior producer Francois Pelland added, "Since ACI, it's been the longest production for an AC game. It's going to be three years when the game ships. We've invested so much redoing it from the ground up. It's not just and evolution: it's a revolution."
Many were left disappointed that Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed Revelations felt too similar to Assassin's Creed II. It almost felt like Ubisoft was following Activision's rinse-and-repeat formula with Call of Duty. Thus, it's reassuring to know that the developers -- eight studios in total -- working on Assassin's Creed III aren't taking the same approach from any iterations in the series, but instead implementing a totally fresh experience.
Assassin's Creed III is currently scheduled for a launch in North America on October 30th and a day later in Europe on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (and possibly the Wii U). Its PC version remains undated.