I'm playing Assassin's Creed: Revelations on PC right now, actually (as a refresher), and even a year on I'm shocked by how much better it looks than the console versions. Even though I shouldn't be.

The cleaner models are nice, sure, but it's the draw distance that really sets the PC version apart. So I've been curious to see how the PC edition of Assassin's Creed III, due out this week, looked.

Well, if this video and screens are anything to go by, it looks great.

WARNING: The video and screens show portions of the game not seen in pre-release coverage, so some may consider them spoilers.

Reddit user Taos has bought an early copy of the game, and to help the rest of us out has posted some screenshots and videos of the game in action. For reference, the images you'll see here are on the game's "high" settings, while Taos' rig is apparently:

Intel Core i7 920

Found PC version of Assassin's Creed 3 out early and was able to play immediately. Ubisoft really backed down on the DRM. [Reddit]