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Exploring the Revolutionary combat mechanics of Assassin's Creed 3

Assassin's Creed 3's gameplay elements will feel familiar to longtime fans of the franchise, with the significant exception of the combat mechanics. It'll be interesting to see how fans adapt and newcomers react. "We rebuilt the combat system. I think one of the most striking comments we've heard...

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Sea Assassin's Creed 3 naval battles with creative lead Alex Hutchinson

When Assassin's Creed 3 launches later this year, Connor's gonna have more than Red Coats and wolves to contend with – he's also the captain of a colonial warship, naturally. If you thought the myriad systems of past AC games were insane, take a look at the video above and see how truly...

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Take a guided tour through the Boston of Assassin's Creed 3

You may have seen Assassin's Creed 3's Boston level demoed before, but you've certainly never seen it with the game's creative director walking you through every little detail. Ubisoft offers just that in the video we've dropped above....

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Assassin's Creed 3 PC delay confirmed, to drop before Christmas [update: Ubisoft denies delay]

Update: Ubisoft has told Polygon that the story derived from Hutchinson's comments is not correct, and that the PC version of Assassin's Creed 3 is still on track for October 30. Ubisoft PR has not responded to our requests for further comment. Original story:The PC version of Assassin's Creed 3...

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Running through the snow with Assassin's Creed 3 creative lead Alex Hutchinson

Assassin's Creed 3 protagonist Connor introduces more than just unpronounceable names to the AC series. Ubisoft creative lead Alex Hutchinson cheerfully elucidates those additions in the latest gameplay walkthrough, above....

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Assassin's Creed 3 creative director doesn't dislike your ideas that much, Internet

Despite Assassin's Creed 3 creative lead Alex Hutchinson's recent fighting words with the internet over its "boring" ideas for potential AC settings, he told us this morning that he still loves you. Or something like that. "It's part of a bigger discussion. Obviously any setting is potentially...

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Assassin's Creed 3 creative director doesn't like your ideas, Internet

The creative director for Assassin's Creed 3 thinks your ideas are stupid and you should just shut up already. Really, that's not even very paraphrased. "People on the internet suggest the most boring settings," Alex Hutchinson told OXM. "The three most wanted are WWII, feudal Japan and Egypt....

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Building a Revolution: The four teams behind Assassin's Creed 3

Ubisoft Montreal is kind of a big deal. Since being established in 1997, the company's first North American studio has been home to some of the biggest franchises in Ubisoft's entire portfolio: Splinter Cell, multiple Prince of Persia reboots, and Assassin's Creed. Ever since Ubisoft Montreal's...

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Assassin's Creed 3's displaced main city: Philadelphia

There are three main "cities" in Assassin's Creed 3: Boston, New York, and "The Frontier." Notoriously absent from that list is a city that I considered to be a lock in the Revolutionary War-based title – my beloved Philadelphia. Having spent six years of my life in Will Smith's place of...

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Assassin's Creed 3: Rebuilding a series during the birth of a nation

Back in late 2009, creative director Alex Hutchinson and a handful of others started drawing up plans for what would become Assassin's Creed 3. In those two years, the team rethought core elements of the series: cities, combat, and the franchise's signature "free running" mechanic. Even the engine,...

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