UbiWorkshop | Hidden Blade Hoodie
“The hidden blade has been a constant companion of ours over the years. Some would say it defines us – and they would not be entirely wrong. Many of our successes would not have been possible without it.” -Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad’s Codex
Unfortunately, no. It will be available the same day that Assassin’s Creed III comes out (October 30/31), but you can preorder it now. And if you preorder Assassin’s Creed III from GameStop as well, you can save $10, bringing the price down to $29.99. Pretty sweet deal.
GameStop Reveals Another Assassin's Creed III Preorder Bonus
GameStop has revealed an additional pre-order bonus offer for the upcoming multiplatform title, Assassin’s Creed III, in addition to Assassin’s Creed III Liberation on the Playstation Vita. The retailer is offering $10 savings off of the GameStop exclusive Ezio Auditore Role–Play Gauntlet Replica Gauntlet, which is normally priced at $39.99.
The pre-order bonus offer is good for Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed III GameStop Edition, Assassin’s Creed III Limited Edition, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation and the PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi Assassin’s Creed III Liberation Bundle.
Ezio Auditore RP Gauntlet Replica | A GameStop exclusive from NECA
Assassin’s Creed II Concept Art | Ezio Auditore and His Weapons
The IGN livestream made a note of the lack of hidden blade action in the trailer, and said that Ubisoft has confirmed that Connor will have a hidden blade, although it wasn’t the focus of his fighting here. We as fans are used to our assassins killing with the blade, and Ubisoft is going to want to show off its new Anvil engine, so why give us old hat?
Also, depending on Connor’s level of initiation into the Assassin’s Order, he may not have the hidden blade yet. The blade is something you earn; the only reason Ezio had his so early is because he inherited his dead assassin father’s. I have a feeling that we will actually be following Connor’s rise in the Assassin’s Order from a novice onward, moreso than Altair’s disgrace.
We’ll find out more as the days progress! But for right now, it’s all speculation.