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Colonial Boston Simulation Released for Assassin’s Creed III [Preview Video]

North End / Waterfront Simulation in Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft)

Featuring the North End / Waterfront and downtown Boston in a pre-American Revolution simulation, a video walkthrough of the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III video game was released at this week’s Comic-Con 2012. Narrated by the game’s creative director, Alex Hutchinson, the preview starts out at the Old North Church and captures many of the colonial era landmarks such as the original Faneuil Hall, Old State House, Long Wharf and the Boston Harbor waterfront. Historical maps were used by the design team to recreate 1773-1775 Boston. True to details, watch for all the wharf rats running around! (Ed: The gameplay commentary in the video below is mostly for video gamers, though it reminded me of getting through Hanover St. on a Friday night!)

Warning! The gameplay video preview below is PEGI-18 for violence!

Assassin’s Creed III Storyline
The American Colonies, 1775. A brave young warrior fights to save his homeland. But what begins as a struggle over territory turns into an extraordinary journey that will transform him into a Master Assassin—and will forever change the destiny of a nation. You are Connor, warrior son of a Native American mother and British father. As the colonies draw closer to revolution, you will dedicate your life to the freedom of your clan –becoming the spark that ignites the revolution into full blaze. Your crusade will take you through blood-soaked battlefields to crowded city streets, to perilous wilderness and beyond. You will not only witness history—you will make it. Set against the backdrop of one of the bloodiest Revolutions in world history, prepare to be drawn back into the centuries old battle between the Assassin’s Order and their sworn enemy, the Templars.