What's The Future Of Assassin's Creed Have To Do With Snow?

The Assassin's Creed Facebook page shifted over to the "timeline" display today, choosing that mysterious snowy image for its panorama.

On cue, Ubisoft's page managers followed up with a comment that "a major announcement from Assassin's Creed is only days away," yet also advising folks to check the official Assassin's Creed site tomorrow.

Don't believe for a second that image isn't deliberate. Now, as for what snow has to do with Assassin's Creed III, who can tell. But some good old-fashioned rumour and speculation has this set in the New World — i.e. America, likely around the time of the American Revolution. For decades schoolchildren have read of the Continental Army suffering in the cold at Valley Forge, and Gen. Washington crossing the icy Delaware River.

Notably, this image is liked by one "Julian Auditore," whose official Facebook page is here and shares the same image. Julian Auditore also has an Arabic notation beside his name, which translates to "I am not a bird." Of course, Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad, whose first name means "bird," is the original protagonist of the series and the ancestor of Ezio Auditore Da Firenze, who starred from Assassin's Creed II to present.

More details are supposed to come tomorrow on the series' official Web site. If it's not the announcement itself, that makes this post the head-asplode cocktail of an announcement of an announcement of an announcement, which would be a new meta record.

All we've heard for certain is that the game will be out. Oct. 30 and will feature a new protagonist, retiring Ezio.


Comments

    I haven't even touch revelations yet.

      Just bought it last night 50% off on steam! you know you want it.

    I played Brotherhood and was satisfied with that. I look forward to a new setting and civil-war America is a pretty interesting setting.

    Intruging....

    AC:Embers seemed to indicate a chinese/japanese setting, both of which could include snow. Maybe they're looking at Demond's maternal heritage this time.

    I'm hoping for an Eastern spin on the game rater than west, couldn't think of anything more boring than the American civil war as a setting to be honest.
    There is so much tradition and history in Chinese and Japanese history. And just I want to be a fuckin ninja assassin.

    Hopefully its not America...
    What about Russia? Sounds like an excellent setting for an AC game

    cold war?

    I dont really think that the Julian Auditore guy has anything to do with it, really..

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