Assassin’s Creed III is going all in on the game’s American Revolution-era setting as we get a fresh trailer just in time for Independence Day. Ubisoft should get credit –and none will be given by bubble-headed internet dorks– for dropping this trailer on July 2, the actual day in 1776 when the founders agreed to separate from the Kingdom of Great Britain. “But Aaron we celebrate July 4th as American Independence day, you un-American socialist fascist!”
Read a history book without pictures, numbskulls, and you’ll see Ubisoft and I are correct. July 2, the decision was made. July 4, they put their cojones and their names on the line to back it up.
This latest clip comes with somebody’s child singing “Amazing Grace” adequately and a brief glimpse of what we believe is an in-game version of Crispus Attucks. Crispus Attucks. That’s amazing for those of us who love to see historical accuracy in video games so we can then interact with those depictions. It’s like button-mashing your way through a history book. For those of you who don’t care about historical accuracy in video games, be sure not to attack any of the guys wearing red coats in AC3. They’re your character’s friends.
UPDATE: Oh yeah, we almost forgot to mention the Limited Edition of Assassin’s Creed III that comes with a pseudo-American flag, a statue of the main character, a belt buckle (!) and a copy of the game. That package of manufactured goods is only available in the Americas (That’s North and South, kids) and will set you back the equivalent of 119.99 US Dollars at Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Gamestop or Target. The spiffy Digital Deluxe Edition for the PC is available through Ubisoft’s online store and comes with three extra single player missions, two extra characters for use in multiplayer, an extra single player mode costume and gear package, a collection of audio tracks and George Washington’s notebook. That’s quite a haul for $64.99, especially GW’s notebook. You’d think a priceless piece of history would be, er, pricier than that. Oh well. What Washington doesn’t know doesn’t hurt.