Ubisoft had previously announced that Assassin’s Creed is on an annual release schedule, so it really isn’t much surprise that the developer confirmed an October 30, 2012 release date for Assassin’s Creed 3.

Kotaku reports the announcement came during a conference call with investors. Ubisoft head Yves Guillemot claims Assassin’s Creed 3 will be “the biggest launch in Ubisoft history.” That makes sense, once you hear Guillemot say the game has been in development for three years.

Ubisoft hasn’t released any further details on the game, but the Assassin’s Creed series has always been ripe for speculation. One thing we know for sure is that the story will revolve around a new assassin, as Ubisoft confirmed that Assassin’s Creed: Revelations was the last chapter in Ezio’s and Altair’s respective tales. The setting is also going to see a change. Many fans have guessed and speculated on where the Animus will take us next, and while none of the guesses really hold much weight, a popular idea is for Assassin’s Creed 3 to take place during the American Revolution. One fan has even claimed to have seen this firsthand.

Either way, I’m excited to see another numbered Assassin’s Creed. I enjoyed Brotherhood, and to a lesser extent Revelations, but Assassin’s Creed 2 remains my favorite game in the series. Hopefully Assassin’s Creed 3 will carry on the series’ success.

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  • Since I feel the Revelations could have easily been an expansion pack as opposed to a full release, I am a bit wary of the quality of AC3. They need to not go down the same road as COD and Guitar Hero.

    • I don’t know. I have a feeling Ubisoft implemented the yearly release schedule so they could have plenty of time to work on AC3 while still pumping out entries. This way they can take their time working on a numbered edition that will (hopefully) blow people away like number two did while keeping the series fresh on people’s minds with two sequels that have steadily progressed the narrative and mechanics, if only by inches.

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