Ubisoft has a knack for representing history in an exciting way with its “Assassin’s Creed” franchise, but the latest installment could be more relevant than any of the preceding games. “Assassin’s Creed 3” takes players to American soil during the Revolutionary War, bringing to life an event players have only read about in textbooks.
The game hinges on real people who lived during the War for Independence, and the latest “Assassin’s Creed 3” trailer illustrates one of its most famous episodes: the Boston Tea Party of Dec. 16, 1773.
The clip is titled “Boston Tea Party trailer,” but it is not like any promo for “Assassin’s Creed 3’ that fans have seen before. A narrator takes viewers through a timeline of events leading to the historical moment, accompanied by imagery of battles, skirmishes and of course, the famous scene of patriots dumping boatloads of imported tea into Boston Harbor.
“This was the Boston Tea Party,” the voice says. “A slap in the face to the empire. An event that started the revolution that lead to the birth of a country. Never again would the British rule America.”
The trailer seems more like an advertisement for a History Channel documentary until the very end, when the narrator says:
“This is the Revolution you were told about, but if you stay a while I shall tell you about another revolution. The one that mattered.”
As the narrator finishes his sentence, the camera pans out to a bird’s eye view of a street riot during the Revolution where protagonist Connor is visible. The last 20 seconds or so consist of quick cut scenes of “Assassin’s Creed 3” gameplay, ranging from combat, to plot cinematic scenes and more.
The release date for “Assassin’s Creed 3”is Oct. 30 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms. The PC and Wii U are expected to get Ubisoft’s historical action-thriller by late November.
Check out the trailer below to see the Boston Tea Party for yourself.