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'Assassin's Creed 3' multiplayer is 'already a game on its own'

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like two games in one

Gallery Photo: 'Assassin's Creed 3' Wolf Pack screenshots
Gallery Photo: 'Assassin's Creed 3' Wolf Pack screenshots

The multiplayer storyline for 'Assassin's Creed 3' will continue beyond the game's initial release, with monthly content adding to a evolving storyline running parallel to Desmond's plot.

Assassin's Creed 3's multiplayer storyline will continue beyond its initial release, with monthly content adding to an evolving storyline running parallel to the title's modern-day plot, multiplayer director Damien Kieken told CVG.

Ubisoft is using multiplayer mode to develop the storyline focusing on Abstergo. The in-game company is responsible for the Animus – the virtual-reality machine used to connect series' modern-day hero Desmond to his assassin ancestors – marketed to the general public as a way to "relive the past in HD." Ubisoft will release monthly challenges that will unlock content relevant to the plot.

"Abstergo Entertainment will give you insights on the company's future initiatives by granting you access to files and information on products that will soon hit the market," Keiken said. "As you progress in the game and level up your character, you access these files and videos."

Assassin's Creed 3's ever-changing weather system will also be present in multiplayer, and players can use random objects in the environment for kills as well.

Ubisoft previously announced the co-op "Wolfpack" and four-versus-four "Domination" multiplayer modes earlier this year.

"The multiplayer is so big today that it's already a game on its own," Keiken said.

Assassin's Creed 3 will release on October 30th for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and on PC November 20th.