The Assassin's Creed series has done an excellent job merging stealth, action and history into a compelling video game franchise. The latest game in the series, Assassin's Creed III is overflowing with real historical figures from the American Revolution, and locations designed from real Colonial era maps and blue prints. The game's lead writer Corey May said in a recent interview with the L.A. Times, that the uncertainty of details in history provide room for Ubisoft's fictional characters to take form.
The "Assassin's Creed" video game franchise has built its reputation on wedding action and adventure to history with fastidious attention to detail. "Assassin's Creed III," released Tuesday for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, is no different. Nearly all of the major characters are real historical figures from the American Revolution, the locations are designed from blueprints from the Colonial era and the events that form the game's backdrop will be familiar to anyone who studied U.S. history in high school.
In the Assassin's Creed 3 story preview below, Jessica Chobot chats with AC3's Lead Writer, Corey May, about what's going on in the series now that Desmond and crew have reached the final temple. They also discuss Assassin Creed 3's new assassin, Connor Kenway, and how they managed to maintain historical accuracy within such an action-packed game.
Corey May, lead scriptwriter for the Assassin's Creed series, recently said that Liberation "is as large and deep as any of the other console entries in the franchise."
French videogame titan Ubisoft on Thursday said that pre-orders for the latest installment in its blockbuster "Assassin's Creed" franchise have set a new company record.
Advance orders for "Assassin's Creed III," being released on Tuesday for play on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 videogame consoles, were more than double those seen for the title's predecessor, which set a new high last year.
Only days ago, it was announced that Ubisoft and New Regency's Assassin's Creed adaptation is moving forward with Michael Fassbender headlining, and there are dozens of other adaptations currently in development, which should be great news for movie fans and video game fans alike.
We spoke with Corey May, lead writer for Assassin's Creed III, and the man responsible for fleshing out the life of Connor, the newest hero to don the hidden blade and take up the ancient fight against the Templars.
Shaun Hatton gets new details on the story and characters of Assassin's Creed III with lead writer Corey May.
Assassin's Creed III's Lead Writer Gives Us a History Lesson on Connor
We caught up with Assassin's Creed III's Lead Writer, Corey May, recently to get an insight into the new chap we're going to be spending a considerable amount of hours with next week. Who he is, how they came up with him, what kind of a person we can expect, May reveals all in our mini Connor history lesson.