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access_time October 17, 2012 at 6:54 PM in Features by Josh Boykin

Assassin’s Creed III: Connor “Comes From a Place of Power as Well as Emotions”

Assassin’s Creed III, the latest foray into the chronicles of the Assassins and Templars, comes out on October 30th, with a Wii U release date of November 18th and a PC drop date of two days later. Instead of Ezio, this new game will show us the work of Connor, a half-Native American assassin. And according to Matt Turner, one of the writers for ACIII, Connor won’t be nearly as charming as Ezio was.

Matt detailed a lot about Connor in an interview with Electronic Theatre. When comparing Connor to Ezio, Tanner said:

…it was imperative that Connor was a different character to Ezio and Altair. People had to like him for different reasons. It couldn’t just be like a rehash of the charismatic ‘Romeo’ that was Ezio, so we wanted him to come from a place of power and as well emotions, again that human side. The human aspect of him isn’t that he’s more subtle or understated. It’s that he is an emotional person and things affect him and he responds to those emotions so we could try to explore that a little bit and I think that it was important for us to have him be driven by something outside of revenge because revenge was obviously Ezio’s ulterior motive, and Altair’s was made of duty we needed Connor to be something else and for us he was a man of justice.

There’s a real long sentence in there, but it certainly seems like the ACIII team is looking to develop the franchise in brand new ways, not only with its in-game content, but also with its characters. Here’s to hoping Ubisoft delivers.


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