Assassin’s Creed is one of the most popular games today. The series has an interesting plot that takes place in the near future, along with plots that take place in certain periods of history, such as the time of the Holy Crusades in Assassin's Creed, the Renaissance in Assassin’s Creed 2, and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and the rise of Constantinople in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. 

The upcoming Assassin’s Creed III will take place during the American fight for Independence, and is to feature a new protagonist by the name of Connor. But there is no guarantee that the next installment will be set after America’s Independence. “I don't think we'll necessarily always go forward, or we're dooming ourselves to run out of history,” the game's creative director, Alex Hutchinson, told fans at a Comic-Con panel recently.

During the presentation, developers from Ubisoft Entertainment demonstrated some time-bending Assassin's Creed III gameplay set in an early rendition of Boston. The scenes featured Native American protagonist Connor ascending brick buildings, slipping past redcoats and bashing Scottish brawlers.

Hutchinson told the crowd – many of whom were dressed as hooded protagonists of the previous games, Altair and Ezio – that the developers originally planned for players to be able to scalp enemies as half-Mohawk, half-English assassin Connor, but that feature was later removed. “When we dug into it deeper, we found it really horrifying,” Hutchinson said. Assassin's Creed III is set for release on October 30 for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, but the PC version has been delayed.

Meet the new Assassin

The new Assassin, Connor

The Assassin’s Creed series deals with a secret war that has lasted millennia between the Assassins and the Templars. The Assassins seek to fight for the free will of people, while the Templars seek to control them. The first game was set during the Holy Crusades, in Jerusalem. Protagonist Altaïr ibn-La'Ahad would have to jump from rooftops and sneak into groups of people in order to find and assassinate his targets.

The second game was set during the Renaissance era, in Florence. The main protagonist of the “II” series of games (which are Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations) is Ezio Auditore. The II series of games dealt with the evolution of Ezio as a character, who starts out as a revenge-driven teenager only to become a highly-skilled master of Assassins. Altaïr also makes an appearance in Revelation, showing the aged assassin’s last few days. The secondary protagonist of the series is Desmond Miles, who is accessing his “genetic memory” to live the lives of his Ancestors Altaïr and Ezio.

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