What's The Future of Assassin's Creed Have to Do With Snow?

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The Assassin's Creed Facebook page shifted over to the "timeline" display today, choosing that mysterious snowy image for its panorama.

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On cue, Ubisoft's page managers followed up with a comment that "a major announcement from Assassin's Creed is only days away," yet also advising folks to check the official Assassin's Creed site tomorrow.

Don't believe for a second that image isn't deliberate. Now, as for what snow has to do with Assassin's Creed III, who can tell. But some good old-fashioned rumor and speculation has this set in the New World—i.e. America, likely around the time of the American Revolution. For decades schoolchildren have read of the Continental Army suffering in the cold at Valley Forge, and Gen. Washington crossing the icy Delaware River.

Notably, this image is liked by one "Julian Auditore," whose official Facebook page is here and shares the same image. Julian Auditore also has an Arabic notation beside his name, which translates to "I am not a bird." Of course, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, whose first name means "bird," is the original protagonist of the series and the ancestor of Ezio Auditore Da Firenze, who starred from Assassin's Creed II to present.

More details are supposed to come tomorrow on the series' official Web site. If it's not the announcement itself, that makes this post the head-asplode cocktail of an announcement of an announcement of an announcement, which would be a new meta record.

All we've heard for certain is that the game will be out. Oct. 30 and will feature a new protagonist, retiring Ezio.

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DISCUSSION

Veritas7Ax
Veritas7Ax

I'm excited for even just a teaser trailer or screenshots. I knew Ubisoft wouldn't be cruel to make us wait til E3 for something.

My only fear is the crowd who is against the annual AC releases. They always had some fair points, and we all have our own opinions. Me personally, I love the AC series to death and Brotherhood was the peak for me. While Revelations was a minor step back, it was still great, and I have had zero problem with a new game each year because they've all been quality in my opinion.

I'm just afraid that crowd (again, not disparaging them) is going to keep saying "another AC game? Not buying." and will forget to look at the fact that this game has been in development for three years as confirmed by Guillemot, the CEO.

I'm sad to say I'm expecting a lot of comments like that through the course of the year from those who haven't seen that part yet.