Ever wonder why the Boston Tea Party is referred to as such? Ubisoft can give you the answer to that question in its latest trailer for Assassin’s Creed III.
The Boston Tea Party, in a nutshell, involved Boston residents refusing British goods – tea in particular – and throwing the goods into the Boston Harbor. At that time, Massachusetts was still a British colony, and it is considered by most as one of the events that had spurred on the American Revolution. In fact, the trailer says that it is THE event that had triggered the Revolution. It had taken place in 1773, as colonies in America were feeling the brunt of the British rule, which included exorbitant taxes and frivolous laws. The Tea Party was an event that had served as a slap in England’s face, a rebellion against those laws and taxes. Thanks to Assassin’s Creed III, this landmark event would be one of many brought back to life, as new protagonist Connor Kenway meets numerous historical figures along the way and helps America gain independence from the British. Of course, AC’s main protagonist Desmond Miles will figure heavily in this new title; Ubisoft had promised more Desmond than ever before, and he’ll be tasked to prevent a present-day apocalypse.
In other AC3 news, creative director Alex Hutchinson spoke with Eurogamer at the site’s annual Expo to share future plans for the franchise. He had reiterated that further sequel availability would depend on player reaction which he says has been great so far. Hutchinson was understandably evasive about what gamers could expect from a potential Assassin’s Creed 3 sequel, but nonetheless mentioned that Ubisoft’s goal is “to ship a game every year but never to develop a game in a year.” You can check out the full interview here; the way we see it, Assassin’s Creed should continue on and be more than just a set of trilogies, and we’ll be seeing a lot more of Desmond in those potential sequels “doing things, rather than just complaining.”