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'Assassin's Creed 3' video details weapons, combat tactics

Connor's combat looks anything but clunky

Assassin's Creed 3 combat
Assassin's Creed 3 combat

Assassin's Creed 3 features a new hero, Connor, whose Native American heritage and Assassin training give him a unique combat style shown off in a video released today by Ubisoft.

Assassin's Creed 3's hero, Connor, fights with a unique style thanks to his Native American heritage and Assassin training, and it's examined in a new video from Ubisoft.

The Assassin's Creed franchise has allowed players to chain kills together with style for a few games now, but for Assassin's Creed 3, the developers built a new combat system with fresh animations to make Connor look and feel unique. Whether he's using a tomahawk, bow and arrow, or Chinese rope dart, there'll be no mistaking Connor for Ezio Auditore.

Ubisoft's video, the second in a four-part series, also focuses on the warfare of the colonial era, with its large-bore musket balls and sharp bayonets. Scholars and history buffs offer comments about the brutality found on the Revolutionary War's battlefields, as well as off — the American rebels often used guerrilla tactics to outsmart the Redcoats.

Assassin's Creed 3 will be out on October 30th on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, with a Wii U release scheduled for that console's launch later this year. You can check out the previous behind-the-scenes video, which focuses on the game's naval warfare, here.

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