News – Assassin’s Creed III naval battles details

September 14, 2012 by  
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The new naval battles in the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III will make up a “significant chunk” of the game. A trailer detailing the naval battles can be seen at the foot of the page.

“We thought, ‘What is it about this period that makes it special?’, Revealed creative director Alex Hutchinson to OPM, “and it just came up again and again in the history that the navy was such a big part of it. It’s how you got to America. It’s how imported goods got to America. It was a key factor in dictating the outcome of the Revolution itself. All of these things kept telling us that this was a big deal, and you couldn’t do the Revolution justice without the sea.”

“No one had really done a third-person action-adventure sailing game before. You’re controlling navigation and combat at the same time. You can walk around your boat, but once you take the wheel you’re steering the boat almost the same as you would in any vehicle in the game. At the same time, you’re ordering your crew to fire different weapons – whether it’s round shot to sink the boats or chain shot to take out masts. The fun of it is juggling those things.”

The naval battles were put together by Ubisoft Singapore.

Assassin’s Creed III will be released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 30th.