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So, What's The Deal With AC III's Connor?

In his spare time, he enjoys going for a good yodel in the mountains.

I feel like it’s something of a credit to Assassin’s Creed III that Ubisoft can overload our finely honed assassin senses with barrage after barrage of media, yet I still feel a tingle of excitement watching some of it. I mean, there’s a fine line between whetting our appetites and shoving a fully cooked turkey down our throats, and Assassin’s Creed III crossed it ages ago. In truth, though, a few things are still shrouded in mystery. For instance, there’s Connor. What’s he like? What are his hobbies? Has he seen any good movies lately? Who’s his favorite ancient Greek philosopher? After the break, you’ll find a new trailer that answers precisely zero of those questions. It does, however, elaborate on Connor’s backstory a bit, and it looks pretty darn impressive in the process.

He seems intense, huh? And yeah, it looks like another “Went out for a pleasant stroll, then bad people burned my village down” backstory, but the particulars obviously make it a fair deal more interesting in this case. It seems like Connor will do some growing up (both physically and mentally) along the way, too, which is nice in a gaming landscape largely populated by characters who stay static and never question just what the hell they’re actually accomplishing by extinguishing a large portion of the human race.

We’re rapidly closing in on Assassin’s Creed III’s November release date, so that’s quite exciting. Does knowing heaps of behind-the-scenes info about the game diminish your anticipation for it, though? Do you think Ubisoft’s overplayed its hand?

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