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Assassin's Creed 3 for PC Finally Dated

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Ubisoft has announced that Assassin's Creed 3 for Windows PC will be available in time for turkey, stuffing and Black Friday.

Ubisoft announced on Friday that Assassin's Creed 3 for Windows PC will be released on November 20, 2012, in the United States. As previously reported, the game will land on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 first on Halloween, October 31. It will also serve as a launch title for Nintendo's new Wii U console when it ships later this year.

"Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed 3 introduces a new hero, Ratohnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage," reads the game's description. "Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Players become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date."

Ubisoft is now accepting pre-orders for all three versions, costing $49.99 USD for the PC version (direct download) and $59.99 USD for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. Those who pre-purchase the PC version will receive an exclusive single-player mission -- A Dangerous Secret -- that "could decide the fate of the Revolution." PC gamers will also receive the Flintlock Musket, a "perfect shot for tight spaces."

Back in July, there was speculation that the PC version would be delayed based on a comment made by Ubisoft creative lead Alex Hutchinson during a San Diego Comic-Con panel. He confirmed that it wouldn't make the October 30 deadline, indicating it would be released before Christmas. Prior to that, a promotional image from a publishing source revealed a November 23rd release date for Europe, fueling the rumored delay.

However a Ubisoft spokesperson supposedly cleared the air of confusion, stating that the PC version was on track for an October 30 release. Now the company is officially stating a November 20 release date, close to what the promotional image was revealing in the first place. Still, that doesn't mean Ubisoft won't delay the release if technical issues arise before the game goes gold (if it hasn't already).

Assassin's Creed 3 is currently in development by Ubisoft Montreal. The multiplayer component is being handled by Ubisoft Annecy and the naval gameplay by Ubisoft Singapore. Work on the game began shortly after Ubisoft released Assassin's Creed 2 back in 2009. It's the fifth major installment in the series despite being the third numbered title.

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    geeksinhere23 , August 11, 2012 1:15 AM
    almost any games that will come out for pc. no matter how long it takes to wait. I would never chose to play it in console. I guess maybe I m one of those eye candy freaks who just love enjoy beautiful graphics that I will never get satisfied from console. first person 3D games ROCKS at my WASD + my mouse.
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    Swolern , August 11, 2012 12:48 AM
    Sounds good. A later date hopefully means they are working extra on the PC version. Give me DX11, tessellation, dramatic lighting, & high res textures and I'm buying!
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    Swolern , August 11, 2012 12:48 AM
    Sounds good. A later date hopefully means they are working extra on the PC version. Give me DX11, tessellation, dramatic lighting, & high res textures and I'm buying!
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    geeksinhere23 , August 11, 2012 1:15 AM
    almost any games that will come out for pc. no matter how long it takes to wait. I would never chose to play it in console. I guess maybe I m one of those eye candy freaks who just love enjoy beautiful graphics that I will never get satisfied from console. first person 3D games ROCKS at my WASD + my mouse.
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    alidan , August 11, 2012 1:19 AM
    geeksinhere23almost any games that will come out for pc. no matter how long it takes to wait. I would never chose to play it in console. I guess maybe I m one of those eye candy freaks who just love enjoy beautiful graphics that I will never get satisfied from console. first person 3D games ROCKS at my WASD + my mouse.


    forza, gran trismo,

    there are 2 major genre games that wont go to pc.
    mario, a genre defining platformer
    jrpgs most never go to pc,

    cant think of others, most of what i said was just to my right.
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    walter87 , August 11, 2012 1:45 AM
    alidanforza, gran trismo,there are 2 major genre games that wont go to pc.mario, a genre defining platformerjrpgs most never go to pc,cant think of others, most of what i said was just to my right.


    I frankly don't care for Mario or missing out on Nintendo titles. The last Nintendo console I ever owned was the N64, and I can play those games on Projet64 with a 360 controller on my PC, or keyboard and mouse.

    I also don't care for racing games.
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    sp0nger , August 11, 2012 2:43 AM
    alidanforza, gran trismo,there are 2 major genre games that wont go to pc.mario, a genre defining platformerjrpgs most never go to pc,cant think of others, most of what i said was just to my right.


    We dont need forza/gran trismo because we have more realistic racing sims with a range of higher quality simulator controllers than the ps3/360.

    PC's can emulate the real nintendo games all day, ill pass on the wii games



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    JOSHSKORN , August 11, 2012 3:25 AM
    Have the system requirements been released? If so, it might've been a good idea to include them in the article.
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    EzioAs , August 11, 2012 4:28 AM
    I do hope they are properly optimized for PC. I'm a huge fan of assassin's creed and this should be a great game based on previous release. It would be a shame if it doesn't have great graphics and settings to support it. The best news is we don't have to wait for the next year just to be able to play it on the PC unlike previous titles. 1 month is pretty short and I can wait for that :) 
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    Bloob , August 11, 2012 5:33 AM
    They'll propably do online verification again, meaning I'll skip.
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    rmpumper , August 11, 2012 5:57 AM
    swolernSounds good. A later date hopefully means they are working extra on the PC version. Give me DX11, tessellation, dramatic lighting, & high res textures and I'm buying!


    Don't be too optimistic with Ubisoft. They will just spend the extra time working on a new type of DRM.
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    ojas , August 11, 2012 7:44 AM
    alidanforza, gran trismo,there are 2 major genre games that wont go to pc.mario, a genre defining platformerjrpgs most never go to pc,cant think of others, most of what i said was just to my right.

    Halo...
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    Pennanen , August 11, 2012 9:47 AM
    rmpumperDon't be too optimistic with Ubisoft. They will just spend the extra time working on a new type of DRM.


    Limited ammount of instals on limited ammount of computers. Need to be online to start the game and if you disconnect, the game pauses till you can connect again.

    Go go ubisoft!
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    sherlockwing , August 11, 2012 8:24 PM
    ojasHalo...


    Every single Madden game since 09 have gone off PC.
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    schmich , August 11, 2012 9:03 PM
    I'm never going to buy a game that's out much much later on the PC. If they give the PC platform the finger I give it to them too.
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    alidan , August 12, 2012 12:53 AM
    sp0ngerWe dont need forza/gran trismo because we have more realistic racing sims with a range of higher quality simulator controllers than the ps3/360. PC's can emulate the real nintendo games all day, ill pass on the wii games


    i have been trying to find the better games than forza or gran trismo, and was not really given much to go on for pc games, if you know of any that dont require a monthly subscription to play i would love to know.

    please, no nascar only games, as thats the only pc racing game that i know has it better on the pc than console.

    and as for higher quality controllers... from my understanding, the high quality controllers i know of are all made specifically for forza now, sure there are some older ones that are pc and ps3 only, but being made now...

    ojasHalo...


    halo 1 and 2 came to the pc, i also cant call halo a genre defining game, because its more like a "fisher price my first fps" and thankfully most genre defining fps games also come out for the pc.
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    ojas , August 12, 2012 7:26 AM
    alidanhalo 1 and 2 came to the pc, i also cant call halo a genre defining game, because its more like a "fisher price my first fps" and thankfully most genre defining fps games also come out for the pc.

    Yeah i know, but then they had some issues...like no AA support in Halo CE (unless you force SSAA, then it works a bit)...idk halo CE was sort of genre defining,...and a hell of a lot of fun :D 

    but then i think it was my first land-based fps (FS 2 was my first fps)...so have fond memories of it!

    The rest of the Halo titles could benefit greatly from the PC. I have a friend of mine who has a 360, so i've played them...but i can freaking notice aliasing from 10 feet away! :D 
    Plus it stutters when playing large fight scenes in reach. Can only wonder what'll happen to Halo 4.

    But i really wish they'd release Halo Anniversary for the PC man...
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    alidan , August 12, 2012 11:23 PM
    ojasYeah i know, but then they had some issues...like no AA support in Halo CE (unless you force SSAA, then it works a bit)...idk halo CE was sort of genre defining,...and a hell of a lot of fun but then i think it was my first land-based fps (FS 2 was my first fps)...so have fond memories of it!The rest of the Halo titles could benefit greatly from the PC. I have a friend of mine who has a 360, so i've played them...but i can freaking notice aliasing from 10 feet away! Plus it stutters when playing large fight scenes in reach. Can only wonder what'll happen to Halo 4.But i really wish they'd release Halo Anniversary for the PC man...


    not really, halo came out at a time when people forgot how to make a fps on a console work

    as far as the aliasing goes, i survived the ps1, and ps2... for me so long as its not a horror show like those were, im perfectly ok.

    my problems now are on textures for the consoles.
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    spartanmk2 , August 13, 2012 4:28 PM
    Is assassins creed any good?
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    jimzhang , September 10, 2012 8:33 AM
    wow,it sounds very cool.,I like it very much.
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    jimzhang , September 19, 2012 8:20 AM
    ~~oh,it's too great,I like the game.
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