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Ubisoft Montreal: Why America for AC3?

At the Eurogamer Expo today Alex Hutchinson and Jonathan Cooper from Ubisoft Montreal answered the question on the lips of every fan of Russia or Japan: 'why America?'

"In looking for a suitable setting for AC we look for times that have been a turning point in history, and a time and place most gamers haven't been," explained Alex. "Many gamers have been to America, but not in the 18th century."

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iamnsuperman1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

"In looking for a suitable setting for AC we look for times that have been a turning point in history, and a time and place most gamers haven't been," explained Alex. "Many gamers have been to America, but not in the 18th century"

This is true however something doesn't fully add up. Why hint at France at all then change it to America in a DLC and pretend France was never mentioned. I feel another factor was to appeal to the American audience (sells very well in Europe compared to America). Just look at the amount of publicity this game as gotten from publications compared to previous games in the series. Yes it is a big upgrade but so was AC2. I have nothing against going to America but I do wonder which had the bigger impact on the next location decision

ChunkyLover531880d ago

The American Revolution was revolutionary, its a great setting and I'm glad they decided to change it up. I think we were all getting a little bored with the settings that all blended together and looked alike.

Cant wait to get AC3!

Seventh_Blood_Reborn1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

Because it sells.

The story of the world is long and rich and there is still the major part that deserve to be told.

EDIT: @ -DanielBryan- : Exactly.

-DanielBryan-1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

Cause Americans lost interest in the AC games.So to get them back they based it in an American setting that,to be honest,seems like it will bore the hell out of every non-American.Assassin's Creed,just like Resistance should never have been set in America.

Allsystemgamer1880d ago

Revolutionary America hasn't really been touched and how is it boring for non Americans? That's like saying people in Germany hate games not set in Germany. It's an ignorant statement.

Dovahkiin1880d ago

Absolutely agree. Ridiculous statement.

-DanielBryan-1880d ago

What I mean is,only Americans think that time was exciting but really it was boring as shit.

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Aclay1880d ago

Even before AC3 was announced, If Ubi ever did an Assassins Creed game set in the U.S., I had always wanted them to have the game set around the time of the American Revolution the most, so I'm happy with the setting.

Since the previous Assassin's Creed games were set in Italy, honestly I was ready for the game to be set virtually anywhere outside of Europe. If the AC series ever comes back to Europe, I hope Ubi explores places like Japan and India first.

nihonlight1880d ago

This is where Desmond gets in the way.
He's neither Japanese or Indian.
To explore these other places they need to ditch Desmond

Aclay1880d ago

That's why I hope Ubisoft wrap ups Desmonds story and proceeds with new characters that will open up the possibility for new locations.

ChipChipperson1880d ago (Edited 1880d ago )

If I'm remembering correctly, I think there was an article on here a while back where I think the creative director commented about how feudal Japan would make a horrible setting. Yeah, I know it's weird and I disagree with it because come on ninjas...assassins...rooftops. ..or we could wait for a new Tenchu game. But anyway, I think it's awesome they're setting this during the Revolutionary War, but I was really hoping Desmond would not be the descendant of Connor. It's just getting to a point where they really need to come to some closure on Desmond's part(especially after the releases of Revelations and Brotherhood) and explore a new subject if they decide to do an AC4.

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