Assassin’s Creed III might be the game to wrap up the overall story arc of the series, but that does not mean that the development team at Ubisoft will offer less detail when it comes to portraying the American Revolutionary period that is its new setting.
Alex Hutchinson, who is the creative director working on the next Assassin’s Creed
, talked about how Benjamin Franklin will be introduced in the game, telling Penny Arcade that, “we got him in a little bit, we went with the more unusual sides of him. Like his love of women.”
Franklin was ambassador to France and, while working on his inventions and on sketches that included fire tanks and flying machines, he was also a lover of the female form, something that the development team at Ubisoft is keen to model.
It’s likely that the famous American politician will have a mistress in Assassin’s Creed and it seems that rivalry over women might lead to some work for Connor
Alex Hutchinson also talked about assassinations for core character, adding, “It’s super difficult, this period, because no one famous dies. We have a rule: Everyone dies in the right year, at the right place. They have to be real people. We don’t get enough mileage out of it, I think it’s kind of magical, and yet no one knows. I don’t know how we make it more obvious.”
The team explored historical records and found a number of people who died during the period in mysterious circumstances and has integrated them into the Assassin’s Creed III experience.
The new game will use an enhanced graphical engine and will focus less on sprawling cities and more on exploring the wilderness of North America.
Assassin’s Creed III is set to arrive on the PC, the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 in October, and a Wii U version is also being developed.