While numbered as three, it was actually the fifth major installment in the Assassin's Creed series, and a direct sequel to 2011's Assassin's Creed: Revelations. As we’re keeping track of numbers, this is the sixth game given away by Ubisoft in 2016, following a welcomed trend by game makers to promote the rest of series or release of a new title.
The plot of Assassin’s Creed is set in a fictional history of real world events and follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. The framing story is set in the 21st century and features series protagonist Desmond Miles who, with the aid of a machine known as the Animus, relives the memories of his ancestors to find a way to avert the 2012 apocalypse. The Assassin’s Creed 3 story is set in the 18th century, before, during and after the American Revolution from 1754 to 1783, and follows Desmond's half-English, half-Mohawk ancestor, Ratonhnhaké:ton also known as Connor, as he fights the Templars' attempts to gain freedom in the colonies.
When first announced last week, actually getting the game was tough with Ubisoft’s servers overwhelmed with gamers digitally lining up for their copy. We got ours over the weekend and it was quick and painless.
Gamers will need a Uplay account to access Ubisoft’s gaming browser and distribution portal.
This is a limited time offer though, with the game only being offered as free for a month and as mentioned, the clock started ticking last week!