The first gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed III is here, and holy shitparades. It is F-I-N-E fine. The combat looks significantly revamped (although similar in spirit to AC2, in that you’ll often be taking on multiple enemies at once), but goddamn: Armies! Cannons! Firing squads! Hanging people from trees! Apparently pro-British bears! Running through houses! RUNNING THROUGH FUCKING HOUSES! Goddamn! I’m going to pre-order this thing today, although not from GameStop, since their pre-order exclusives suck. A Mayan Temple? Are we sure Nathan Drake and Lara Croft are done with it? (Via Kotaku)
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