Connor kills a Colonial in latest AC3 trailer, and it's refreshing

The latest Assassin’s Creed III trailer has emerged, and in it we see Connor killing not just British troops, but also American Colonists. This comes as pleasant news to those who previously saw Connor only kill Brits, but it will obviously strike a chord with many other people (especially patriots). In that case, it’s important to know exactly what Connor is fighting for. He’s not tied to a single side in AC3, and this means we may see the series return to touching on themes of grey morality that we haven’t quite seen since the first game in the series.

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ardivt2329d ago

"Connor kills a Colonial in latest AC3 trailer, and it's refreshing"

can somebody please shut down the internet before ww get more stupid headlines like that?

ThatKanadianKid2329d ago

How's it a stupid headline? People have been crying out that Connor hasn't killed a single colonial. I find it "refreshing" that they finally showed him doing so and Ubisoft stayed true to their word.

aliengmr2329d ago

So whats wrong with waiting till release? Why would they have lied about it in the first place?

Its one thing to be show a bunch of videos and get no comment from Ubisoft. But they did comment, so if they lied then everyone would have found out when it was released. Of course that means gamers have to shut their wallets until the Colonist kills are confirmed, which is asking a lot.

Frankly the whole controversy was silly. Not the one about killing only Redcoats, the one that required video evidence of Ubisoft's claims so people could sleep better for few months. That was silly.

MAJ0R2329d ago

They were probably just red coats disguised as blue coats. Conner is after all wearing blue.

It's not like it matters though, because in the end, the Americans won the war plain and simple. So, Conner will probably take their side.

TCG_Returns2329d ago

"the British were the bad guys."

Lets all just pretend the Americans didn't march up north, rape, plunder, and burn Canadian cites and murder native americans by the thousands.

Both sides of that war had their faults, don't try and act like the early American settlers were saints, hollywood does enough of that.

morganfell2329d ago

Yes, the Colonial was the bad guy. It doesn't matter how many games feature Americans as the good guys, there has to be at least one bad American in the game or the game is not allowed to go to reproduction.

This title is no different. People that despise America might not buy the game if they don't get their ah ha moment.

And TCG, let's pretend a lot of those Native Americans were not killed by other Native Americans that had allied themselves with the British (Huron, Ottawa, Algonguin, and most of the Iroquois Nation - Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga, and Onondaga) while others (Oneidas and Tuscaroras) sided with the Colonials).

Let's also pretend the Americans didn't invade Quebec in order to free it from the British and thus sway the French-speaking Canadians to assist the Colonists. (It was for naught and the Americans were routed to Fort Ticonderoga by the forces of General Carlton but let's ignore that).

Yes there is a lot of Hollywood inventions we can ignore and let's also ignore some facts that in the process make American hating easier.

Shadonic2329d ago

Of course they would keep true to there word people just need to calm the hell down if they mention it multiple times and even hint at it being related to a big plot point of the story and people were still whining over it makes the trailer be a sort of here now STFU trailer.

WeskerChildReborned2329d ago

Why do people whine about it? It's just a game people


People need to learn that no war ever had good guys or bad guys. To start off, because the people actually fighting are just pawns most of the time, they are just fighting out of idealism, survival or as a job, they are not there choosing what is right or wrong but following orders.

And even on the commanding of things both sides always believe they are entitled to their ways, everyone argue to be the good guy, to be doing something right or justifiable... More usually than not they are actually moved by greed, no good guys to see here.

Generally the "good guys" is almost always the winning side... At least for some time. After a century or two people realize that it was (at least partially) wrong and we all face lame history correction (that oftenly don't correct anything).

People forget that at some time conquesting foreign land and slaving everyone was considered a demonstration of greatness for a nation... Or how the process to populate colonies was once seen as some kind of divine right. Many died over it. Even nuking Japan at the time was seen as a major victory despite the general agreement that no nukes should be used again... Right now some scholars already speculate that was a bad idea from "Allies" to move the Jews to Israel as another population was already there and this generated (oh the irony) another war. I won't be surprised if in 2100 people look back at the whole Muslim Spring becoming an all out war and blame it on western nations that invaded the middle east before.

War is a bad thing and even if sometimes it's a necessity (WWII), most of the time nothing good comes out of it.

strauser3602329d ago

What the hell is the difference who your slaughtering and why is it refreshing?

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Nitrowolf22329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

People were complaining about Ubisoft playing this nicely with America. They said you could do it, which people should have taken their word on, but no actual footage was shown about it yet.

This is "refreshing" because now we see that it isn't just a lopsided thing.

user54670072329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

Well as I was saying in my comment below they still have a long way off before we know for sure it's not lopsided.

When I see a trailer where it's nothing but American kills and Connor helping the redcoats like so many trailers they've shown off in the past with so many redcoat kills and Connor helping the Americans THEN I will know it's not being lopsided.

Diver2329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

mike your comment makes no sense. nobody cared that ezio was only killing power brokers in the catholic church. go ezio you go boy. I didn't hear any catholics crying about that. why? cause the borgias were a bunch a thugs.

what the hell do people think the crown in britain was doing to the colonist? thuggery pal. forced servitude imprisonment press gangs you name it. but oh ho ho looky looky connor isn't killing americans suddenly its lopsided. thanks for the self reveal.

nrvalleytime2329d ago

I find it funny that we now label killing "refreshing" at all.

Just saying.

Alos882329d ago

It's hardly surprising, a little known fact is that many professional athletes murder someone to help cool down after a hard day's work.

andrewsqual2329d ago

Take Chris Brown for instance, except he couldn't finish what he started.

Sony3602329d ago

I guess all killing in video games is something we should view with disgust and get no enjoyment out of.


Alos882328d ago

Wow, I didn't know there were so many easily offended old ladies on here, you'd think they'd be busy knitting or something.

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cjflora2329d ago

I personally have no problems if it were lopsided. The British were being dicks, and America fought back and won. Nobody is saying that Brits were and are currently evil creatures that can never be trusted. Everyone has a history of being douche bags, and in this particular war it was the Brits. Nobody in America is too proud of the whole slave thing, or what we did to the Native Americans. This game might even show off how poorly they were treated by Americans considering Connor is half Native. I'm not going to be offended by that. It was a shitty time, and yes we were assholes for it. Doesn't mean I'm going to throw a fit because Americans looked like the bad guys, because we were.

sthe562328d ago

Just remember that there were no pure americans at the time. there were british royalists and british colonists

Sony3602329d ago

Actually it is refreshing, and you need to get over it.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney2328d ago (Edited 2328d ago )

I guess some support slave traders? They were pieces of garbage.. The american fore fathers.

TBM2329d ago

i don't care when i get this game i'm killing redcoats, and colonials if they get in my way. i will not favor one side over the over.

BadCircuit2329d ago

Here's an interesting debate about the fact that only Redcoats were killed in previous footage. I'm glad they are now showing that both sides have Templars.

Wagz222328d ago

Well wasn't this obviously going to happen, considering what colonists did to the native americans?

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user54670072329d ago

Right good start we just need an E3 trailer where Connor kills a ton of Americans then assasinates the American general, 4-5 gameplay videos of Connor helping the redcoats, a UK RISE traielr which DOSEN'T make us look like the bad guys and some screenshots of some epic Colonial kills.

Then were even...

No offense but he kills a ton of redcoats in this trailer then just two Americans very quickly. It still seems they are too scared to show anything graphic incase it hurts sales.

PockyKing2329d ago

I just think it's based on the fact that they don't want to give any clues as to whose the "bad" guy on the colonials side yet.

MAJ0R2329d ago

Either way this guy you're replying to seems to have convinced himself that the reason Conner hasn't killed many blue coats, is because Ubisoft doesn't want to offend Americans.

The real reason is that back in the day, the British were the bad guys. Their tyrannical king and queen wanted dominance over a society that wanted freedom. We got it. Accept it.

It's unfortunate though that this game divides people, when it should bring people together in realizing how terrible a monarchy is.

PockyKing2329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

Oh I know that, a quarter of the people here are taking this "game" waaaay too seriously. It's a game people, you aren't actually KILLING anyone lol, and if you think you are, well then maybe Fox news is right about someone said below, games like GTA have americans killing americans, shooting cops. Spec Ops The Line SPOILERS shooting American soldiers. The developers are trying to make the game historically accurate.

I think a lot of people forgot that Connor is the son of a native american woman and a British Soldier. That right there should tell you that his allegiances will be distraught.

Diver2329d ago

I hope connor is personally responsible for cornwallis showing his rear. I hope connor works with rogers rangers and picks off one red belly after another. I hope he organizes the boston tea party.

seriously mike your chip is the size of a cement block.

Nimblest-Assassin2329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )


Also... you know there are going to be more than 12 colonsits right? What your still upset?

Also... you obviously do not understand what they are doing with this game

Connor helps no one. Hes in it for himself. The e3 demo he snuck in to kill Cylus, who was a slave driver and oppressed people. Connor never lead the charge, or helped the americans get in... they planned that themselves

Connor never helped them... the E3 trailer he never helped them... he has not helped anyone... he just gets the information from them, those people are not giving him missions... he is on his own path


Do the words.. let the patriots fight their battle, Im here for the templar mean anything to you?

And really? A UK rise trailer? Whats for them to say? The brits are fighting a war for people who are seas apart

And we are even?


Now they do and now you go


Face it you took this personally... you were more upset at the british dying, than anything else.. so people you started calling the game pro american

Its a game for you to enjoy... don't like it? Don't buy it


user54670072329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

...then why don't they show it

As people have said so many times in the past if they keep saying that Connor is netural, Connor won't get involved and they don't want to potray one side as evil then why don't they show it. They just seems they don't want to which for me makes me doubt there motives and claims.

They have done one thing though so far...they have made the redcoats look evil...which i find is wrong since they stated they wern't going to do that

I'm not really feeling the Templar vs Assasins vibe from this game...just Redcoats vs Colonists.

@Summons75 below

So if you have a belief in something you can't say anything because it's called "crying" about it. <sigh>

As I've been saying Ubisoft have said that but they havent shown it.

You making it look like developers can't lie. You do realise it's probably just PR bullcrap...most developers do it. Capcom are saying RE6 will be a horror game full of you believe them after everything we've seen for it.......I don't



You know what reading Vanillabears post below just made me realise. I give up...whats the point when most Americans on this site are obviously going to disagree the crap out of your comments even if you do have a point about how developers are lying.

As he said below

"Typical Americans if something dosen't target you negatively then you just don't care about other people.

Your probably are just glad that your not getting pro British campaign to make out that your the bad guy"

Which is so true...because this isn't affecting you, you guys just don't care. You won't see where people are coming from untill it happens to you.

gatormatt802329d ago

Well said Nimble. No offense Mike, but dont you think youre being a little immature about this???

DragonKnight2329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

Is this really an issue? Like, REALLY? IT'S A GAME! I swear people take GAMES waaaaayyyyy too seriously these days. So here's a CANADIAN'S viewpoint on this thus far.

Ubisoft could not have shown anything without pissing SOMEONE off. And it's frickin' so predictable that this would happen. I mean, it's not like AC3 is following the same formula as the other AC games. Oh wait, IT IS!

AC1: A Muslim killing Jews/Christians and other Muslims. Did you hear about any Jewish or Christian gamers complaining that a Muslim was killing them? No. Why? Two reasons. A)The setting was the Crusades and that sh*t happened. B)IT'S A GAME!

AC2: An Italian killing other Italians and the religious divide was blurred to the point of irrelevance. Did Italian gamers complain that Ubisoft made a game where an Italian was killing his own people and fought against the Pope? NO! BECAUSE IT'S A GAME!

Now we make it to AC3 and you're b*tching about the same theme because it happens to show one side being killed more than other sides? Why does it have to be equal? Why does it have to be the Americans being killed more. In case you didn't realize it, Ubisoft would be completely within their rights based on HISTORICAL FACT to make Connor side COMPLETELY with the Colonists because, and this is what you have to remember, BRITAIN INVADED THE U.S.! But Ubisoft didn't do that now did they? Connor has attachments to both sides. Thus they are either both his enemy, or both his ally, but in this game neither true.

"Nothing is true, everything is permitted." THAT APPLIES HERE AS WELL!

Summons752329d ago

well the DEVS said that he is neutral. So to everyone that cries about a couple of trailers needs to either not buy the game and be a child about it ORRR shut the hell up, stop crying, and when the game comes out go to town the Colonials.

It isn't that big a deal so stop crying about it

Irishguy952329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

Redcoats were the 'bad guys' though. They were the **** holes back then. Just saying, anyhow I agree Ubi shouldn't be picking sides(colonials) when they said Conner was neutral

You can say it all you want, yes England is painted as the bad guy in games alot of the time, but in this case, well deserved/ There's no need to be ashamed of your **** hole past. Great Nations are all **** holes at one point, look at the US of today?

morventhus2329d ago

meh i dont care.... though i did find it funny how... the lighting and environmental elements... for killing redcoats was all kinda happy weather elements... but when he starts killing the revolutionaries.... you see thunder lightning.... rain.... you know signs of it being a bad thing to do....

RockmanII72329d ago

Redcoats are most likely to be the games primary villains, I don't see Germans complaining whenever a WWII shooter comes out.

Xanatos2329d ago

The Americans are the oppressed during the revolution, he can kill as many redcoats as he wants.

Angels37852329d ago

Any person who disagrees with this statement has not taken a world history class or learned about the enlightenment......

GhostHero3332329d ago

In that time to a Native American both the red coats and the colonials were his enemy. But I think he sees that the colonials are trying to separate themselves from the then tyrannical leadership that was the UK. In the story he has a purpose and if he has to kill a few colonials on the way so be it.

KaBaW2329d ago

Get over it, MikeCosgrove. It's a game.. x_x
People were complaining about no bluecoat kills, now you got one.

What's the problem?

R_aVe_N2329d ago

Are you still complaining about this? Good lord they show him killing colonials and you are still going to complain. Seems to me you just hate the game in general and are trying to pass it off as some lame attempt at being bias to one country. I think you are fast running out of material to fuel your anti Ubisoft/Assasssin's Creed 3 hate. Just sayin...

Hicken2329d ago

Usually, I can agree with your views on things, Mike, but I think you're just being petty here.

You- and those who are siding with you- are seriously just looking for a reason to be offended. I'd say it's not much different than the women claiming sexism in gaming: just barely enough truth to be considered, but not enough to be taken seriously once the consideration has happened.

wsoutlaw872329d ago

Why does that even matter? Why would connor just kill Americans just because he killed red coats? Connor is after his targets thats it. Why does the game have to be dead spit down the middle, who cares? I just saw connor kill americans and guess what... I dont care. Everyone needs to stop whining about this. What game about a war has been completely 2 sided? What AC game has made both sides look good? The only reason why there being nice to the British in the game is probably to avoid upsetting them. When in an AC game did the assassins favor a repressive force stopping freedom and happiness of the people they are trying to rule over? Connor will kill any Templar redcoats or americans and thats how it should be so stop all the BS. The game looks great and is set during a real war, just play it and enjoy, not cry.

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310dodo2329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

As an american I find it disturbing that so many people want to see "dead americans" and get happy

americans arent running around saying "kill those brits" LOL

with that said you should be able to kill anyone in AC3


VanillaBear2329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

As a British guy I find it disturbing that so many Americans are glad to see "dead british people". Look on youtube with the's just as bad.

If the shoe was on the other foot Americans would be going ape shit over this.

Typical Americans if something dosen't target you negatively then you just don't care about other people.

Your probably are just glad that your not getting pro British campaign to make out that your the bad guy,

shackdaddy2329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

"Typical Americans if something dosen't target you negatively then you just don't care about other people."

The hypocracy in this sentence is amazing. If you want to kill Americans, then that's fine with me (it's just a game afterall). But don't say we are the only ones like this. Your own actions with AC3 prove that statement is false...

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Nimblest-Assassin2329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

If the shoe was on the other foot Americans would be going ape shit over this.

You have heard of a game series called Grand Theft Auto... right?

One that mocks stereotypes in America, one that allows you to kill innocent passerbys in the most cruel ways immaginable.. right?

There are american flags, landmarks etc

Yet no one complains americans are getting killed... just how violent the game is (which people overreact to)

The people excited to kill the brits are really immature, and some may even be trolls to annoy people who take offense... like you

Also... my country has recieved a campaign that makes us look like the bad guys..... in which America blames all the corruption of their country on us... so don't try the oh... you do not know how it feels crap on me

And not a single person here cared

ginsunuva2329d ago

Guys, the Revolutionary War ended over 200 years ago. The American and British back then aren't alive anymore so who is possibly insulted by any of this? You can't be insulted in place of your ancestor.

user54670072329d ago


Your the type of American who just come off as plain douche bags. The ones who really adds more truth to the American hates the UK stereotype, thats why you don't care about any of this.

When the day comes in the future where a big AAA game makes the US the bad guys and people start to kick off about it. I will sit down, go onto this site with a bag of popcorn and watch the sh*tstorm commence from p*ssed off Americans.

Kaos_Vll2329d ago

so glad you only have 1 bubble! hope to have you and the rest of your brews dribble down to nothing soon.

even after they show you what you and mike have been longing for it's still not enough, which proves you don't care about the gme at all.

You two are mad the brits took a beating and look bad in this game. get over it.

all this just for a game! sheesh!

PockyKing2329d ago

@MikeCosgrove, go play Spec Ops The Line

KaBaW2329d ago

I'm American, and I couldn't really give a piss.
In fact, I WANT a game were you play killing the Americans.
Such as, perhaps, playing the Germans in a WW2 based game.

I want to see a game based on the other side of the fence, for once.

Rupee2329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

@Vanillabear Yes because Youtube represents America...


wsoutlaw872329d ago

@ginsunuva i was thinking the same thing. We are not our ancestors. Our ancestors in every country have done things we are not proud of, and things we find awful, but we are not them. I am not mad at people who live in the UK for over taxing and repressing my ancestors because the people in the UK now didn't do any of that to me. We should all agree that america deserved their freedom from the redcoats but that doesn't mean they were all terrible people and america was perfect.

Lord_Sloth2328d ago

The shoe's ALWAYS on the other foot. America is always insulted, bashed, and hated by everybody. Even their British Ancestors, their Canadian Neighbors, and their Mexican Imports.

NOT being the bad guys would be a change of pace for them!

ALLWRONG2328d ago

The UK is Americas number one ally. Where do you get that Americans hate brits? If Americans hated brits we would have left you all to die in WWII, and not sacrificed American lives running up a beach to do it. Maybe, just maybe some brits are just pissed because they lost the Revolutionary War.

Emilio_Estevez2328d ago

OMG, get over it dude, you must be a sensi also.

On topic - the trailer was great, as with pretty much everything they've shown about the game. Oct can't come quick enough.

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dark-hollow2329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

what truly "DISTURBING" that when it comes to americans being the enemy and killing them in a game, the devs chicken out and dont show it or try to soften it up, but when its russians, british or whatever, its A-OK!

just imagine the UPROAR if "no russian" scene was "no amercians" in MW2.

ChocolateGiddyUp2329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

As a human being I find it funny that a couple of schmucks are judging a game based on how many people of whatever nationality you can kill.

Breadcrab2329d ago (Edited 2329d ago )

Hi all,

I'm the writer of this article (Michael Urban) and I just want to clear up any problems with the title. I stated it was "refreshing" because it signifies a return to the themes of grey morality in the series, something you would understand if you read the article. I'm not saying that I or anyone else 'gets off' to killing Americans, I'm saying that it's nice to see Connor isn't one-sided.

DragonKnight2329d ago

Change the title. I find it damn near impossible to believe you didn't know what you were doing when you put the word "refreshing" in the title and then submitted it to N4G. Accountability lies on you, not on us. That said, your article is talking about a non-issue anyway. Only morons would be upset over something like this.

Hufandpuf2329d ago

The title just seems like flaim-bait to me.

wsoutlaw872329d ago

what "grey moality in the series" are you speaking of. The assassins are one sided; they are on the side of the assassins and 100% against Templars.

Breadcrab2329d ago


If you've played the first game to its conclusion, you know that by eliminating the 9 targets, Altair was essentially helping Al Mualim to safely secure the Piece of Eden for himself. With each man he killed, Altair further questioned what he was fighting for and started to doubt the 'good vs evil, us vs them' mentality that was fed to him by Mualim. Compare that to AC 2, Brotherbood, etc, where the villains are generically evil. Not only that, but their motives are a lot more shallow than the ones in the first game. I still remember all the antagonists of AC1, but forgot most if not all of AC2's. It's simply missing the depth.

theWB272329d ago

Want to know something...AC has always let you kill anyone that wasn't a citizen. HHMM there are two sides so far that aren't considered citizens, oh and animals. So call me crazy but Ubisoft stated that in the trailer they showed with the Blue and Red coats facing off that you could avoid it, run through it killing who you wanted so I'd assumed from there that DING!!!!!! I could kill Americans if I wanted.

@MikeCosgrove- chill out. It seems like your trolling on these AC videos. Ubiso