Ubisoft confirms Assassin's Creed III release for October 2012

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The next chapter in the blockbuster Assassin's Creed franchise

Release Date: 16/02/2012

The next chapter in the blockbuster Assassin's Creed franchise will emerge from the shadows in October 2012, Ubisoft has announced.

Yves Guillemot, chief executive of the French gamemaker, has confirmed during an investor call that Assassin's Creed III will launch this autumn, having been in development for three years.

"We will push the title a lot because it's a fantastic product ... What we have seen is just fabulous," he said.

The Assassin's Creed games puts players in the boots of various trained killers from different eras of history, as filtered through the computer-enhanced memories of one of their modern-day descendants.

Having debuted in 2007 with the original Assassin's Creed, the series really hit its stride with the widely acclaimed Assassin's Creed II in 2009, which introduced the Renaissance-era protagonist Ezio Auditore da Firenze.

Subsequent instalments - Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed Revelations - have completed a trilogy of tales starring Ezio, with Assassin's Creed III set to move the overall story in a new direction.

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