This new trailer for Assassin’s Creed III boasts a lot of things like the game’s redesigned Anvil Next engine, “innovative” A.I., dynamic weather, a lively world, a fluid traversal system, naval warfare, dual combat, and new moves and weapons. Not only that, there's also interesting tidbits like how the game will have 1,000 new character animations, as well as support for 2,000 NPCs in a single sequence.
All of that sure sounds mighty impressive, but the thing that stands out the most in this trailer isn’t any of the aforementioned things. No, what makes this trailer great is the fact that we see the game’s half-British/half-Native American protagonist Connor actually kill Americans -- i.e., continental soldiers, the guys in blue, non-redcoats!
It’s quite a sight to behold -- and I say this as an American -- since up until this point we’ve just been seeing Connor killing redcoats, which could be seen as jingoistic and xenophobic. But this new trailer for the game seems to quell those concerns thanks to the wonderful power of non-discriminatory killing. Yaaay!
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