First Assassin's Creed III Multiplayer Info Released
We’ve got the very first info on Assassin’s Creed III’s multiplayer mode, in development at Ubisoft Annecy, and it’s interesting stuff. The big news is a new 4 vs 4 mode called Domination, which is loosely based on the classic King of the Hill gameplay.
In Domination two teams of four fight for control over three areas on a map. Once an area is captured, you earn points for ‘owning’ that spot. Holding zones is likely to be tricky, because you’ll be hunted by an unknown assassin (or two) just like in Brotherhood and Revelations.
There will of course be loads of new maps and characters, each of which will be faithful to the new setting and time period. The first map to be shown is called The Northwest Passage, which includes an ice-bound boat to explore. There are also three confirmed characters (with loads more to be revealed) called The Commander, The Carpenter and The Lady Maverick.
Another new feature is the ability to use the environment in your kills. We haven’t seen it in action, and the press literature is vague, but it seems like you’ll be able to either collapse walls on enemies (for example) or somehow integrate walls into your kill animation for even more spectacular murder. It’s also likely that the new cover system from the single player will appear in online too. We know that the dynamic weather will feature in multiplayer maps - can’t wait to see how tense a fog-covered session will be.
Other new info includes the introduction of a third active ability slot, several new weapons including the poison dart, which lets you perform delayed kills, and the merging of the ‘Kill/Stun’ abilities onto a single button. There’s a new perk called ‘Unstoppable’ which will allow you to run through chasebreakers and dense crowds.
Is this the character you’re talking about?
Aside from this picture, I’m not finding much on her character. The reason that we have those amazing screenshots is because Ubisoft Annecy confirmed those characters—The Carpenter, The Commander, and Lady Maverick—yesterday, and are planning on confirming more characters at a later date. I would assume that we’ll get better pictures of the female Redcoat soon, hopefully before AX!
And if you guys have found/know of some detailed character art that I wasn’t able to find, please, help needtodestroy out and let her know! Thanks!
IGN Live: Assassin’s Creed III Demo - E3 2012
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