Assassin’s Creed 3 Trailer Shows off Revolutionary Weapons
Ben Sheene / Oct 12th, 2012 No Comments
Ubisoft has released a new video for Assassin’s Creed 3 showing off the many weapons Connor will be using to kill his enemies. As the Assassin’s Creed series has evolved, weapons have grown in their importance to gameplay. As an assassin, players have always had access to the hidden blade that became the series’ staple, but what about when multiple opponents were involved? Assassin’s Creed 2 introduced new weapon classes with varying stats. Since then bombs, poison darts, and even hidden guns have been used to greatly diversify how a target can be taken down.
The rope dart is a new weapon that has only been shown off a few times in previews. So far, its main use seems to be in swiftly grabbing a target from the ground and hanging him from a tree thus providing a distraction. Visually, it looks great, but I’m not sure how practical it will be in full-fledged combat or if the item even has an ammo limit.
Of course, it wouldn’t be an Assassin’s Creed game if you couldn’t bludgeon people to death with enormous weapons. Obviously the tomahawk is going to be a swift and deadly choice for quick kills. The trailer also shows off Connor wielding a battle axe; tripping up enemies and chopping them right in the head looks as gruesome as it sounds. Ubisoft wouldn’t let the trailer end without having some fantastic hidden blade takedowns. We see Connor actually using dual weapons to kill several times. What’s even better is that Connor is actually able to grab a weapon off of an enemy right in the middle of battle and use it against them. This was shown off as he stunned one soldier, dodged the attack of a second, stole the second soldier’s musket, and then stabbed both with the bayonet…ouch.
Combat has always been a strength of Assassin’s Creed because of its fluidity and brutality. Assassin’s Creed 3 looks to be no exception with the introduction of these weapons ripped straight from the pages of the American Revolution. One thing I hope for, though, is that Ubisoft doesn’t go too crazy with Connor’s arsenal. In past games, you were able to purchase so many different weapons that only a few seemed practical and even worth experimenting with. Instead of having ten different types of tomahawks, I hope that keep it to a very small list. That way the combat doesn’t seem so focused on finding a better weapon but finding the best way to kill. After all, Assassin’s Creed is best when you find new and inventive ways to take down your foes. Players will no doubt have a great time hunting their prey when Assassin’s Creed 3 releases on October 30.
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