The four-mission arc tells a self-contained story based around the actions of Benedict Arnold, who betrayed George Washington and the American Revolution by helping to plot an attack on the rebel stronghold of West Point.
According to the game's scriptwriter, Matt Turner, the missions won't just use the real life events as an excuse for random stabbing, but will incorporate as much of the actual history into the story as possible.
"We have some scenes that have the actual words spoken by key players in the events at West Point, according to the records from the court proceedings following what happened," Turner told the PlayStation Europe blog. "On the other side of things, we needed to inject it with some gameplay so there are some liberties in terms of the action. But who was there, what they did, and what happened to them is as precise as the history books would allow."
"Our interpretation of Arnold actually weaves into the overall fiction and to divulge that would be to spoil a portion of the story. That being said, we don’t like having 'bad guys' in Assassin’s Creed and this is no different in terms to Arnold and these missions. He has his reasons, and from a certain perspective they make complete sense."
Assassin's Creed III is out on October 31st for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. PC players will be able to join in from November 23rd, while a Wii U version will launch alongside Nintendo's new console on November 30th.