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Assassin's Creed 3 for PC Finally Dated

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.

  • meh... il play assasin creed once it moved on to the future, cause now its just a boring story.
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  • Swolern
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    They'll propably do online verification again, meaning I'll skip.
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  • rmpumper
    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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