Assassin's Creed 3 - Join or Die Edition
Assassin's Creed needs no introduction, because despite the number on the box, this the fifth major instalment in the historical open-world action stealth series. The series jumps forward, once again, as we're transported in time and space from middle ages Europe to revolutionary America.
This is the first major break in the series narrative, and while the mission-based structure of the game is retained, the "Animus" characters and environment are all new. The main protagonist of the AC3 is a half Native American, half English man born Ratonhnhakéton, who goes by the English name of Connor Kenway. Connor's real-world modern counterpart is still Desmond Miles, who has been a constant part of the AC series. Continuing a trend that began in the last AC title, AC3 features more playable sections featuring Desmond.
As has been the recurring theme of the series, the Templar/Assassin conflict is the subtext that is being played out both in the modern world as Desmond, and in-game as Connor. As one would expect from the later timeframe, firearms feature more heavily in the game this time. But in line with the North American location, hunting bows and the Tomahawk also take their place in Connor's armoury alongside the traditional hidden blade.
Unlike the last two games, which were essentially very extensive level and mission packs for Assassin's Creed 2, this game is all new, and has been in development for three years, alongside the previous two games. As a result, we see a host of new capabilities as well as a host of new environments. For the first time in the series the player can brandish and use two weapons simultaneously. In keeping with the game's location and time period, hunting plays an important part in the game.
But it is the American revolutionary war that gives the game its main drama and drives the narrative. Connor inhabits the world of and interacts with characters such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Paul Revere while travelling between his native Mohawk village, the colonial frontier, Boston and New York. The Eastern seaboard will also be a theatre of conflict, and Connor can captain a ship and take part in naval combat. Connor does battle with the forces of evil as a member of the Assassin's brotherhood.
THE JOIN OR DIE EDITION
Join or Die... a single call to action which will determine whether you're ready to fight for freedom or succumb to oppression.
Ignite the American Revolution with this limited edition, featuring collectable items and bonus in-game content!
The ""Join or Die"" Edition includes:
- The Medallion of the Assassins Order
- George Washington’s notebook, revealing the truths about the Assassins and the Templars during the American Revolution
In-game bonus content:
- Single Player Mission: Ghost of War
The tide of the Revolution turns to favour the Templars. Defeat your enemies and unlock The Pontiac’s War Club, a powerful Native American weapon.
- The Sharpshooter Multiplayer Package:
Unleash the Sharpshooter's fury in multiplayer with 1 new character, the Sharpshooter, 1 Relic, 1 Emblem, 1 special Picture and the Title of ""The Jester""."
PlayStation 3 Exclusive Content with 60 minutes of additional gameplay - Benedict Arnold Mission
The morale of the Patriot Troops is at an all-time low and to make matters worse, George Washington has caught wind of a plot via the Culper Ring to expose the vital fort at West Point, threatening to utterly deflate his army and with it his changes of succeeding in the Revolution. With no one left to trust, Washington looks to the one man he knows who can quietly uncover and foil the scheme; Connor. Experience the betrayal that made the name Benedict Arnold synonymous with the phrase “turncoat” for hundreds of years to come, exclusive to PlayStation 3*
*Sony Network Entertainment Account and PlayStation® Store acccess required. Voucher code to access PlayStation 3 exclusive content expires on 31/03/2013
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