Aug. 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM ET
Ubisoft has released a new trailer for its highly anticipated game "Assassin's Creed 3" -- one that shows off a powerful new game engine designed to transport players "deep inside America before it was 'America.'"
Ubisoft calls AnvilNext a "radically redesigned game engine." The engine will make is so "Assassin's Creed 3" -- which takes place during colonial times -- offers not only extremely vivid landscapes and lifelike weather changes but highly "accurate portrayals of life during the American Revolution."
According to the trailer, AnvilNext (which was three years in development) allows for "innovative artificial intelligence" in the game's non-player characters. Speaking of which, gamers will be able to encounter a whopping 2,000 characters in a single "Assassin's 3" battle sequence.
Ubisoft makes some big, exciting promises for the game, which launches Oct. 30. But here, check it out for yourself.
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