Ubisoft takes accuracy seriously in events unfolding around the time of the American Revolution, and the publisher/developer contends that Assassin’s Creed 3 is the closest one will get to the real thing.
“We are very conscious of the historical accuracy of the game and all of Connor’s main targets are real people, and they died in the right place at the right time,” Matt Turner, AC3’s lead writer told AusGamers in a recent interview. “Obviously not always in the right conditions — it’s not like all the guys got stabbed in the face — but outside of that, the historical record of the revolution is vast and deep.
So we were able to be quite precise to the things that we were telling.”
The game’s new engine played a critical role in accomplish the daunting feat.
“For instance, the battle of Bunker Hill: we knew the weather, we knew the amount on each side; how many guys died — the casualties — the topography and with all of that together, we can actually recreate that battle. And it’s the closest thing to being there outside of having a time-machine, which doesn’t exist yet as far as I’m aware.
“So we do a little creative stuff with the assassin, but the actual events; everything that’s around him, is as real as we can make it,” explained Turner.
Assassin’s Creed 3 sees a release October 30th on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Wii U’s version will be a launch title, and PS Vita gets Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.