Is This the Star of Assassin's Creed III? [Update: Yes, It Is]S

Well, this is interesting. A Best Buy worker just emailed us two images snapped from their employee news section. One shows that Ubisoft will be unveiling Assassin's Creed III on March 5, and that there'll be pre-order bonuses to be had. Whatever.

The other is a shot of what they say is the game's promotional art. Featuring what may well be Assassin's Creed III's star.

If this is legitimate, and remember, this is completely unconfirmed, it appears that the chatter placing the third game in the series in the American Revolution is spot-on. In the background is the original Continental flag, the Assassin is wearing an 18th-century military jacket and from his weaponry, jewellery and resemblance to actor Wes Studi he appears to be Native American. Or at the very least half-Native American. Especially when you consider that our source tells us that, out of shot, the Assassin is also carrying a tomahawk.

UPDATE - OK, we now have a bigger, better shot of the character below. Click to embiggen!

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3/1 UPDATE: Ubisoft has released official boxart that confirms the Revolutionary War setting. Game Informer Magazine has also revealed their cover story on the game, adding further confirmation.

Is This the Star of Assassin's Creed III? [Update: Yes, It Is]S