'Assassin's Creed 3' video takes you to cities, the wilderness, and the sea

In the fourth and final "Inside Assassin's Creed 3" video, released today by Ubisoft, the game's developers touch on the varied settings available to players and the ways in which those locations are historically authentic.

In the fourth and final "Inside Assassin's Creed 3" video, released today by Ubisoft, the game's developers touch on the varied settings available to players and the ways in which those locations are historically authentic.

Assassin's Creed 3 offers two main cities: Boston and New York. The colonial-era towns, while not quite the bustling metropolises they are today, are still vibrant places inhabited by farmers, ministers, merchants, animals, and, of course, occupying British soldiers. The video highlights some of the historic events that took place in colonial cities, such as the Boston Tea Party, as playable missions in the game.

Another major setting for Assassin's Creed 3 is the Frontier, the vast region between the aforementioned urban areas. Life in the wilderness is tough going, especially when winter blows in; heavy snow will slow down Connor and his enemies, whether human or animal. Hunting is an important element of Connor's time in nature — he'll be able to fight and kill beasts ranging from hares to grizzly bears.

Naval warfare was vital to the colonies' victory in the American Revolution, and it's an important part of Assassin's Creed 3. In the video, Ubisoft and the historical consultants they hired discuss the way naval battles were fought in colonial times. Assassin's Creed 3 players will have to master land and sea in order to succeed.

The three prior videos in the "Inside Assassin's Creed 3" series focused on naval warfare, combat, and Connor himself.

Assassin's Creed 3 launches on October 30th on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. A Wii U version is due out on the console's launch date, November 18th, and a PC version is set to follow on November 23rd.

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