Assassin’s Creed 3: Ambitious gameplay trailer

It’s been just over a week since Ubisoft released the first Assassin’s Creed 3 gameplay trailer and it’s clear to see that the developer has been a little ambitious with the new Anvil engine. This is great news for us because Connor will be able to do things like never before, such as being able to interact more within the game.

While there’s still much we don’t know, it’s nice to see our protagonist using some of his favored weapons (more on these here), along with seeing him in full combat mode and how he is able to take out his enemy with the skill we have come to expect from these assassin’s.

We had previously explained how the new engine can make an army of people react differently than ever before and this is showcased in that first gameplay trailer, but they don’t realize the trouble they’re in when they come up against Connor. We do love how at times he won’t even need to make the kill himself because he will rely on the enemy to shot their comrades – well he does use them as a human shield.

Gameplay in the Assassin’s Creed series has not been as good as we would have hoped, but there are signs that Ubisoft has made some improvements, we just hope that they are good enough to truly unleash the full potential of the game? One of the best features we have seen in the trailer is when Connor is escaping and leaps into a building through a window, which to us opens up a few possibilities. Maybe now our assassin will be able to explore other buildings more instead of leaping on their roofs, and there’s also a chance to interact with those who reside in those buildings.

In other news there has been a talks in regards to a movie version of Assassin’s Creed, now we know that there isn’t a great track record with this kind of thing, but Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time kind of worked, but there were still a number of issues. However, in order for an Assassin’s Creed movie to work they will need to get a good team together to make the movie a success, such as a good script, director and an actor to play the lead role.

This will open up a whole new debate as we are sure you will have varied views of who should play the protagonist in a movie version – if it ever happened. While there is a huge choice of actors who would be great for the part we have two suggestions, Jeremy Renner or Chris Hemsworth, but then I’m only suggesting these becasue they are hot property in Hollywood at the moment, maybe they should go down a different route entirely?


  • Sploodge-god

    Shite news.

  • Blahblah

    What an awful article, sounds as if it was written by a 9 year old!

  • Jonsano

    This is terrible. Assassins needs no apostrophe. And it is Connor, with an O, not an E. And are you just crazy about the Avengers? Get real, neither would suit the role of an Assassin. You would need someone new and fresh, with little experience.

  • Odviously

    Prince of Persia a good movie? Granted you may have enjoyed it but it had nothing to do with the game except the glorified idea of a dagger that can rewind time. If they make an Assassin’s Creed movie that is even remotly close to the video game accuracy the Prince of Persia movie had to the game then we are truely screwed.

  • M Rivera34

    Damien Walters should be casted for the role he is beast at parkour and a stuntman he’d fit in perfectly.

  • Gamers Therapy

    Chris Hemsworth??? Really???  

  • Cusillo

    I could have written an article of this quality by the time I was ten. No content of significance followed by premature, non sequitur suggestions on the casting of an Assassin’s Creed movie – which constitutes the full last third of the article – to the exclusion of touching upon many (or just about any) gameplay advances made possible by the Anvil engine makes for a poorly considered and written article.  Just  about as disappointing as the writer’s infantile sentence structure and the exclusion of any form of insightful remark upon said advances. I certainly hope the writer didn’t get paid for this.