After some teasing, Ubisoft has unveiled the official Assassin's Creed III announcement trailer, giving us a good look at the game. AC3 is set in the American Colonies in 1775 (even though the trailer begins in 1777), right before the War for Independence begins. You are a Native American warrior by the name of Ratohnhaké:ton, or Connor if you prefer, fighting to "protect his land and people." Connor also has some English blood in him, which will be interesting to see what the mixed background can offer. The war between the Templars and Assassins continues in Assassin's Creed III, even with the looming fight for America's independence. In the trailer below, you see Connor attacking a band of British Regulars in a snow covered area. He is using a tomahawk to fight with, but also uses one of the muskets of the British. Near the end we can George Washington rallying the troops for battle, so hopefully you will be able to engage in some of those.
Assassin's Creed III will arrive on October 30th for the PC, PS3, and 360. Pre-ordering now will net you a collectible Steelbook case designed by Alex Ross, although other pre-order offers may appear later. You can check out the artwork of the Steelbook below, and, interestingly enough, the tomahawk's head is based on the Assassin's Creed logo.