Assassin's Creed 3 – Online History Decoding Game Unveiled

By Prarthito Maity , Oct 13, 2012 01:26 PM EDT

Ubisoft has revealed an online mini-game for "Assassin's Creed" fans called Hacked History Webgame. This game, which is Ubisoft's brand new initiative, has been launched in anticipation of the company's upcoming historical action-adventure open world stealth title "Assassin's Creed 3."

Per reports, Ubisoft will be releasing important historical "monuments" such as paintings and similar historical objects related to the official "Assassin's Creed" for the next nine days. The objective for the fans is to "decode" the "hacked" history, check what is wrong with the images, and eventually point them out.

"Examine each historical scene closely there is more to them than meets the eye. Find the anomalies and you shall be rewarded, however the challenge requires many Assassins to work together, so be sure to spread the word," the game's official page states.

As of now, according to Ubisoft, 21,000 errors have already been spotted by Assassin's Creed fans. The current puzzle that's open for players, shows a portrait of the battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, which needs to be decoded. The next puzzles - Chesapeake Bay (site of the Battle of the Chesapeake in 1781, during which the French fleet defeated the Royal Navy in the decisive naval battle of the American Revolutionary War) and Washington at Valley Forge (site of the military camp of the American Continental Army over the winter of 1777-1778 during the American Revolutionary War) - will open up on Oct. 14 and Oct. 17, respectively.

The new information related to the game has arrived after the company released a brand new trailer for "Assassin's Creed 3" showcasing protagonist Connor Kenway's skill at handling a variety of weapons, which also includes his signature Tomahawk.

Additionally, while developer and publisher Ubisoft updated its Assassin's Creed Encyclopedia version only recently, online retailer Amazon has already revealed a special deal for the fans to grab their copies of the version.

The main segment of "Assassin's Creed 3" will be set before, during and after the American Revolution from 1753 to 1783. The game will also feature a new protagonist - half-English and half-Native American, Connor Kenway.

Moreover, in addition to the historical period, the game will also feature the "present day" setting, where the series' protagonist Desmond Miles has to prevent the 2012 apocalypse, and while his story develops, it will eventually reach a conclusion.

"Assassin's Creed 3" is currently set for a worldwide release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in North America on Oct. 30, 2012. A Microsoft Windows version will follow on Nov. 20, 2012, alongside a Wii U version of the game, which is set for a Nov. 18 release.

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