Ubisoft has released a new live-action trailer for ‘Assassin’s Creed 3′ directed at its European audience. As stunning as it may be, its tone is distinctly unique from the marketing seen here in the United States.
It's directed at Europe and yets it still give off a pro American vibe to it...what the hell gives. They should be showing the total opposite, they should be backing up what they've said in the past about Connor being netural and not trying to make one side look evil. This was their chance and they've failed to do that...again "When I decide...it will be them, not us" As redcoats destroy the house to kill an American mother and her children...well done Ubisoft /s AND THEN...Showing "RISE" as Connor has just slaghtered Redcoats taking from the Pro American E3 trailer. This trailer just prooves that in AC3 the redcoats will be evil for the majority of the game and Connors main side will be the Americans. You can't say he's going to be on both sides and not show one single bit of footage of him doing a British mission. I wouldn't be that arsed about this if Ubisoft wern't bloody cowards and just admitted it instead of filling gamers heads with lies to cover their arses but this type of marketing all because of greed is ridiculous. It's not about that British people are being killed for me...it's just the horrible lies and terrible marketing. At least someone made an article on this and pointed it out...finally. Honestly I hate when developers lie, they loose all respect from me.
The americans are Europe to! Europeans fighting over a country that they don't own.. some nerve.
The game doesn't look that great anyway...
Why is anyone acting like this is a big deal? In every Viking movie I have ever seen, the Vikings are killing and pillaging. Do people freak out over how that makes Greenlanders or Nordic people look? If they ever made a Viking game where I played this nibly pansy wamsy guy who said please and thank you I would throw it out the window.
I think the problem is that Americans are never the bad guy in any video games... Which is kind of stupid in my opinion... You guys remember a few years back when Medal of Honor had to change the online enemy names from the Taliban because of the public outcry of people in America? How do you think Russians feel about the gaming industry? and you don't ever hear a single complaint.
Not familiar with World History are you? Mankind has always done such things. Nobody "owns" anything. The American Revolution was Europeans killing Europeans for the most part.
Excuse my language but who fucking cares. Its so idiotic to care about things like this. Where your from doesn't define who you are, so you shouldn't take any offence. You decide who you are, not what area you live in on the globe. If you take offence you're a moron. Plain and simple.
"Honestly I hate when developers lie, they loose all respect from me" You must have lost a lot of respect for developers this Gen then eh? Hows that "Scary" Resident evil 6 game coming along Capcom? :P
My God, get over it. You've been posting the same thing in every AC3 article. You're beating a dead horse now. So they make the British look like the bad guys. Who cares? It's not even close to the amount of disrespect Russians get in the game world.
You are so right. I'm tired of seeing all this complaining. Just grow up its just a game. There are tons of pro American movies that get no hate, why does ACIII get hate? And no one ever defends the Russians! The Russians are always portrayed as the bad guys and no one ever defends them or gets there panties in a bunch complaining how they should have an accurate description and take no sides. But this is a game of war! People are forced to take sides. I feel like the game would have no emotional impact if connor had nothing to fight for. Just fighting the Templars isn't enough in this setting. And so what if they lied or twisted the truth. It's their game! And you're still gonna buy it!
To be fair the Russians are currently working on weapon to turn people into zombies. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs...
As a brit, I can safely say I don't give a flying f*** in a high wind. Bring on Creed 3!
Actually in most games if the Russians are the villains its usually a rouge section of the Russian military. Only in MW3 and Battlefield Bad Company are the real Russian military invading and then its a real war so there are no "good guys" Besides neither of those games have big patriotic trailers about America and how they are the wounded perfect heroes. Only Assassins Creed and that's only because they know some Americans will be fooled into buying it just because of a patriotic trailer that villainizes 1 nation in a war where there were no good guys
Who cares? It's a game. It happened 200 years ago, let it go.
Grow a pair already. You know how many games let you kill Americans? Niko Bellic is a former Eastern European soldier who came to AMERICA will free will of slaughtering innocent people in a city based off NYC. Not even soldiers mind you, innocent people. Did America give two shits? NO. Remember MOH? Being able to play as the Taliban killing American soldiers even after the whole 9/11 thing? Did America care? NO. The only coward here is you. Yes I'm American, but that doesn't stop me from booting up GTA IV and playing as an immigrant starting riots in America. It's actually quite enjoyable. Not to mention I actually live in NYC, so being able to go to the subway and kill hundreds of people who get on my nerves every single day in a virtual world brings me entertainment. Get over it.
err you seriously didn't just use MOH as an example. There was a huge uproar against the use of the word Taliban because it meant you could play as them. Then some people started claiming the game was actually a recruitment tool for the Taliban, All this forced danger close to change the name of the opposing side.
But that was the Fox News group and their followers. The only people worrying about their feelings are themselves.
so the director of this commercial is works with ubisoft on the story of the game or something or was he just a hired professional ? Dude its a commercial thats aired on the 4th of july i know that you want to see some action between Connor and the americans but come on think of this from a game developer and director point of view you dont do shit like that especially if you want to make money and grab positive feedback from the viewers.
You're looking at this wrong. It's not "Pro American" so much as it's "Anti Templar."
but George Washington and Ben Franklin are thought to be templars
Exactly, evil f'ing, bastards, the both of them! ;0)
@theodopolopolus Maybe old George and co will stab Connor in the back at the end of Assassin's Creed 3. Don't rule it out. Ubisoft has said that Connor will be neutral in this game.
i agree with you. I personally don't mind it if all that Conner does is slaughter redcoats but what pisses me off is that Ubisoft insists that is not going to be the case and that he is neutral throughout the conflict. If that is so then why not show it? what is stopping them from making the exact same trailers only with him slaughtering Americans? It kind of makes you wonder. My guess is that Ubisoft feels that this is a touchy issue that they have touched upon and so by showing the slaughtering of redcoats they are making Americans happy and by stating they are going to be neutral they are making the British happy. IF that is the case then all they have done is gave ammo to the war that has ensued online over the trailers and Ubisoft's statement, which is a cowardly thing to do. Show us Conner killing Americans and we can all go home. IF you do not want to show us that then explain to us why. It is that simple.
I agree but at the end of the day no matter hard they try or how bad they make it I don't think we have squat on the Germans. Just how think how they feel - so I guess we can't really complain.
Calm down! I'm English and it means nothing. Our history as a nation is tarnished from the start. We got where we did by tyrannically suppressing other nations. The Brits that are depicted in this game are so far removed from those of today that it doesn't matter. It's like Having a WWII game where someone says that it's wrong as it's all about killing Germans. The game's no more anti-British than war games are anti-German. Plus there are far more Americans who would buy the game than Brits, so they're just trying to please the mass market. It's not right, but there are far more worthy things to get annoyed about!
I find it kind of funny.... the british army is "villianized" Here is the thing. We know that the templars in Assassin's creed all control armies, armies that consist of men who simply follow orders. The templars control those armies. The soldiers you killed in all AC's prior, all followed leaders in which you killed. What AC has always done has shown the "hidden" truth behind these events in history. Also, it was a trailer on independance day. Seriously, you can't judge the story of a game from marketing.... just look at prototype 2
And thats why its called a video game
"As redcoats destroy the house to kill an American mother and her children" The Brits did do things like that. Bad things happen in war. AC3 isn't trying to give you a 2nd chance win a war. Americans don't have a problem playing games with a Brit for a hero killing Americans (Tomb Raider) Why do you? I get that some Brits don't like to be looked at as bad guys. Your turn get over it.
I'd be pissed too, but don't forget Ubisoft's history... Remember Silent Hunter 2, 3, and 5? Games with amazing moments and immersion, and guess what you were doing? Commanding a Nazi Uboat to attack Allied shipping and warships!!! How politically correct is that? I loved those games. Then again, it was predominantly British shipping that was the target.....Huh.
WAIT! This game was meant to be about connor working both sides... This is a brittish trailer as stated by Mikecosgrove, They should be showing both sides what is this now 2nd or 3rd trailer now. I am planning on buying this game just like i have since AC 1,2, brotherhood,revalations. But i wont be happy if all i see is nearly all this game is about one sided, Witch is clearly what it looks like to me. Yes im brittish but i like to see this game the way ubisoft said it was going to be so i can follow a good story.
"what is this now 2nd or 3rd trailer now. " Well they've had Teaser Trailer...stalking redcoats 1st Trailer...expanded teaser killing the redcoats Screenshots...killing redcoats Boxart...killing a redcoat Connors design...Colour Blue. Blue = American Gameplay Trailer...Chasing down a redcoat Big E3 trailer...killing a ton of Redcoats, giving Americans inspiration to fight back, looks like he's leading them to victory. E3 gameplay video...American based mission E3 gameplay video 2...American based mission Independence Video...You know what by now RISE trailer...not as bad but still pro American and it's supposed to be for the UK.
lol you are still on here posting on every ac3 artcle mike. It's ok man let it go. four games have been done in europe. If it's ok with you can this game be set in the U.S?
Do you want them to spoil the whole damn game before you even buy it??? I mean seriously, I'd rather be surprised by what happens then know who might be the enemy on the colonial side. Give the developers and Ubisoft a break, my god.
is it really that serious that you kill an amercian in this time period also when has 10 minutes of different clips of gameplay ever given out the entire direction in which the story will go? dont bash the thing until your 100% sure that it dosent have something.
@MikeCosgrove: I get having a bit of frustration over them saying it's "not just Brits" being killed in the game. But, honestly, Brits as a primary enemy is going to be a given in this game. At least it's not the 70-90s of Movies where most of your notable villains were all British actors.
....who cares if they are killing redcoats in the media...are people really that over sensitive?
I miss the 90's, people actually had things called "balls" back then.
Lots of crying about a video game. Everybody is so sensitive these days. it is about Templar's and the Assassins and that is all I care about.
Ah, we Brits don't mind. We technically settled the score in 1812.
Disagree needs to look up War of 1812. It's not as romanticized as the Revolutionary War, but America lost. Be happy, you got a sweet white house of it.
We didn't lose in 1812...lol you brits were attacking american ships which is part of what started the war. You sacked DC but the war you never won. We did declare war on britain tho and we did march on canada. The brit pushed us way back sacking dc but were stoped at baltimore harbor.The U.S secured its northern borders with a victory at the battle of plattsburgh against a larger force. Battle of New Orleans was a good one. The brits got raped there 700 brits killed and 1400 wounded. The U.S only lost 8 men and 13 wounded. God i love history but hey look at the the US/Britsh relationship today. We are undeniable friends but your queen can go pound dirt.
Technically, no one "won" in 1812.... But Canada won in 1812.
Too soon man, too soon...
Now now. US and UK are BFFs now. You gave us Tolkien, Dr. Who, the Beatles, CS Lewis, Patrick Stewart, and William Shakespeare. We gave you the telephone, the airplane, and whiny emo vampire kids. Not a fair trade. We still owe you for Tolkien.
Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the first practical working telephone was born in Edinburgh and educated in London. Naturalised US citizen granted but still technically British.
1812 or 1812-1815?
That whole period is labeled as the war of 1812. So yes 1812-1815.
I was making sure. You only said 1812, not the War of 1812.
@Phantom, let's look at the facts. A war is determined a success or failure by the side reaching it pre-determined goal. America's goal was to expand and conquer Canada. Britain's goal was to stop the invaders. America failed to meet its goal. Britain did not. So who won? You wish to look at statistics? America 2,260 killed in action. 4,505 wounded. Britain 1,600 killed in action. 3,679 wounded. We took ALOT of land too. I do love History! Especially when you try to make the best out of a loss.
That of course doesn't take into account the Indians who were used by the British to fight against the Americans and lost their lives during the war. Furthermore, both sides won a lot of land and lost a lot of land. Most importantly, this war led to both being at peace with each other and an increase in trade relations. Especially considering the war started because Britain wanted to prevent America from having trade relations with France. This was a huge change in how these countries worked with one another. So, while you can tout it as a massive victory for the British, understand that it was a more massive victory for the Americans as they turned an enemy who feared their naval growth into a friendly nation. I'm going to say that the War of 1812 may likely be a future AC3 expansion game of sorts considering its involvement of Native Americans, British, French, and Americans as well expansion in the new lands. Connor might, though in his old age, find himself fighting more on the side of his Native brethren to stop new Templar uprisings in all areas.
Well first off, people need to just chill out. It's a game and therefore fake and in no way indicative of the real world. Secondly, it's set in the american revolution and AC has always been a relatively history based series (minus the supernatural parts of course) and they're not about to make the british win the war since that would make no sense. Therefore, it makes sense for Conner (Connor?) to be a little pro-american because there is no feasible way to be right down the middle and make a good story....that would be the crappiest ending ever. I really think everyone is just too over-sensitive in this day and age (not just in games but everything). If you don't like the tone Ubisoft is taking, don't buy the game. No one is forcing you to take in this game just like no one is forcing Ubisoft to make the game they want (like I'm sure many of you would like to) If you want to go that route, then I'm offended Americans get shot in this game at all. I mean it's not like any of them died in the revolutionary war. Everyone knows it was just the british......
"Secondly, it's set in the american revolution and AC has always been a relatively history based series (minus the supernatural parts of course) and they're not about to make the british win the war since that would make no sense" But it's still AC "Nothing is true, everything is permitted" Judging from codex pages and info from the past AC games...about America being the central place for the templars it would of made more sense to have the redcoats being the assassins liberating American from Templar control. Since America win it would then explain why the templars are more powerful in the present and why the Assasins have nearly all been killed off. Not to mention they said George Washington as a templar...and now your working for him. It dosen't make sense. They're messing with the story and for what...so they don't p*ss Americans off and have them as the enemy aswell. EDIT @Below "Who knows, you just have to take them at their word right now that it's even" Thats the point I'm trying to get across...how...how can you honestly take their word for it when their marketing goes against their word...their own claims. You can't....it's impossible.
That is true about the nothing is true, everything is permitted. Who knows, you just have to take them at their word right now that it's even. As long as it's a good story and good gameplay, I don't care who I kill
You're making assumptions on the story and the story beats based on...marketing? Take a step back, deep breath and remember...this isn't that important. We don't know any of the details of whats going to happen. This kind of pitch fork wielding over story butchery, is way to pre mature. Why are you getting so bent out of shape over something you don't really know either way. @MikeCosgrove You take yourself and this "Issue" wayyyyy to seriously. You can't expect Ubi to drop all the story stuff right from the get go in ads and marketing. Some of which isn't even in Ubisofts hands. No one is saying the Brits are the bad guys, anyone who plays AC knows that the "Bad guys" aren't as simple as a guy in a different uniform.
Mike chill, you need to let this go. I know your pissed about killing Brits, but take a step back, as awesome as your county is, it hasn't always been awesome, at one time England was as big a bastard as America is today, take solace that it isn't anymore. As for the American Templar thing....well have you maybe considered that the Assassins perhaps took America but were the. Betrayed....perhaps by George Washington.... We'll soon see.
DUDE!!! its a commercial not 2 minute sped up walk through of Assassins creed 3!!! yes George Washington is a Templar but do you actually believe that this is information that would of been told to Connor at the beginning of the game or that every targets going to just come out and and start swinging their crosses around and posting posters around saying to meet at the secret templar clubhouse? What im trying to say is this is all information that could come out to meet everything ubisoft promised when the GAME COMES OUT!!! not in a 30 second commercial especially on the 4th of july. just get over it, sit down and wait until the actual product is released and you've played it to talk about the lack of such and such. Anyone with common sense can tell there not going to release a commercial with Connor killing British soldiers on the fourth of july i mean its like you want ubisoft to get a bad public view from those who dont know everything about the game.
@mike dude just... shut... up. I wish you had 5 fewer bubbles. You know you're going to buy the game either way so your constant whining is doing nothing but annoying the bejesus out of people.
Mike you need to take over as MP here in uk m8 people need speak there mind more. You know what guy's Hes just trying to get his point across if only more N4G would speak up on this site really. Thoe if i spoke my mind to be honist i wouldnt be as polite as mike and i wouldnt be a member here for very long. Soo i keep my trap shut let n4g ride :) mike is mearly stating that what ubisoft first said about the story of connor now just seems very differnt when its just showing british getting slaughterd. Now im sure mikes with me on this when i say i dont like fact that years ago we had you as slaves ect. but it would be nice to see the game shown on both sides of the fence. end of the day thats all hes getting at and that ubisoft doesnt seem to be showing connor going over and killing americans thats it plain simple.
Just wait until you play the game. Everything will make sense in the end. Unless it ends in another cliffhanger...
MikeCosgrove: Ubisoft is in no way being biased towards or against anything. It's called marketing. The only one with obvious baseless bias? You.
I really hope the game turns out to have a more neutral stance. It'd be really annoying if Ubisoft were lying about that. People shouldn't be getting all nationalistic about this, they should be complaining that BOTH sides aren't getting portrayed negatively.
I'm guessing you'll kill British in the first half, then a twist makes Connor kill the Americans, I dunno, they just don't wanna give out the twist.
This is what I've been thinking about the entire time. It'd be the only way for this to make sense. Perhaps Connor doesn't know about the templars and when he finds out it's to late. Washington becomes top templar and the game ends from there. I think we need a bit more information before bouncing off the walls.
Exactly. I personally think he sides with the Americans first cause of his hatred for his father. I also think its gonna be cool to see Connor and GW talk about their own philosophizes of being free. But there HAS to be a twist in the middle, maybe they find a PoE or something.
The game takes place during the American Revolution. Of course it needs to have some historical accuracy. It'd be like doing a WWII game and not showing Nazi's killing and murdering. Its our Independence Day today, so I was kind of happy to see the new trailer. Now off to watch The Patriot on Netflix! Happy Independence Day everyone!
Guessed you have already watch it at this point, nevertheless the patriot is bile, film at its worst, littered with historical inaccuracies and unrealistic sequences. Dreadful shit. No way to spend your Independence Day
I watch it every 4th Of July, history is written by the winners, but its pretty clear to me that a revolution was needed. There were a lot of factors in The Revolutionary War, but you cant sit and pretend that we weren't being unfairly ruled and that a lot of the British were downright evil.
This is a war conflict involves those who apposed the Empire Rule agenda. It is called Independence Day for a reason. This is not for reasons concerning 2 races or ethnic groups. It was about being free to be governed by a non Empire Rule agenda. A desire for a Country to govern in ways it pleases. This conflict was won by many who died doing so. These videos represent the acts of human behavior, that happens to be the behaviors of Americans and the British of that time. (1775-1783) People need to leave history alone, gone and settled. Some are proud of their heritage and some may not. Today, Britain is a different place, time and people ... it's 2012 not 1775. This is a Revolutionary War that also stands for freedom fought and paid by peoples lives and freedom was granted. That is why it is getting all of this attention. NOT because Americans are "better" than the people of Britain or any other ethnic background or country. American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war between the Kingdom of Great Britain and thirteen British colonies on the North American continent (as well as some naval conflict). The war was the culmination of the political American Revolution, whereby the colonists overthrew British rule. In 1775, Revolutionaries seized control of each of the thirteen colonial governments, set up the Second Continental Congress, and formed a Continental Army. The following year, they formally declared their independence as a new nation, the United States of America. From 1778 onward, other European powers would fight on the American side in the war. Meanwhile, Native Americans and African Americans served on both sides. For more information continue reading here on this link. http://www.myrevolutionaryw...
I'm confused now, who's upset? British or Americans? Sounds like both. Does it really matter? This is just "controversy" marketing to get people talking about the game. I honestly don't see how you can set a game in the American revolution and not have a pro-American theme to it. It wasn't like the Redcoats came here on some humanitarian aid mission. My ancestors were Hessian so...yea:P