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The pre-order numbers for Assassin's Creed 3 look very encouraging to Ubisoft. Today the company revealed that AC3 is the most pre-ordered Ubisoft title ever, with twice the amount of orders as Assassin's Creed Revelations.
Ubisoft didn't disclose the exact amount of pre-orders for AC3. It must be a very large number, though, considering that Revelations was the previous record holder for the company. AC3 passed Brotherhood's total way back in March.
AC3 brings the series to the American colonies during the Revolutionary War. Players will experience the era through the eyes of Connor, a brand-new character. He'll participate in famous battles from the war, assassinate targets on both sides of the conflict, and even command his own ship on the high seas.
There are a lot of plausible reasons why this game has racked up so many pre-orders. For starters, it's the first full-fledged sequel to the series in years. Unlike Revelations and Brotherhood, it introduces a brand new era for players to explore. The Revolutionary War setting itself has piqued the curiosity of many Americans (myself include). Flashy new features like ship battles and co-op aren't hurting matters.
The PS3 and 360 versions of AC3 will launch in North America on October 30th and in Europe on the 31st. The PC and Wii U editions will follow in November.