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Assassin’s Creed III: On The Hunt In The American Frontier

Gabriel Graziani's Avatar + Posted by Gabriel Graziani on Sep 13, 2012 // Community Developer, Ubisoft

The frontier of Assassin’s Creed III offers an incredible bounty of wildlife for a skilled and dedicated hunter. The wilderness positively sprawls before Connor, ensuring that its boundless resources are always available. Adventure awaits beyond the protective city walls of Boston, and I’d like to give you a glimpse of a tiny fraction of what you can expect to find within the forests and glades of the frontier.

Let’s begin with the simpler game Connor can capture, and a few examples of how he can put them to use.

Assassin's Creed III on PS3: Animal Collage

The animals pictured in the image above can be found roaming the countryside in AC3, and you’ll find them the easiest to catch. Hares, foxes, deer, raccoons and beavers shouldn’t present much danger to a canny trapper like Connor, but these animals (so frequently preyed upon by the larger predators) can be incredibly skittish and will bolt if they detect a human presence.

Maintaining such a close relationship with nature has afforded Connor some unique abilities that you can exploit to make hunting easier. Activating Eagle Sense will enable Connor to detect nearby clues which, when investigated, will identify the location of game. A broken branch marks the passage of a fox, a bush with several nibbled leaves confirms a rabbit has had a recent meal or a patch of matted grass served as bedding for a dozing deer… any of these signs will help locate the tasty culprit.

Finding clues will point you to your quarry, which you will want to take great care in stalking, creeping up on through the underbrush or springing upon silently from up in the trees. Remaining undetected is crucial since you’ll need to approach without alerting your target… a hidden blade kill is your objective, because using larger weapons could damage the pelt, particularly of smaller creatures like hares or foxes.

Once you’ve taken down an animal, you must skin it and retrieve everything you can use in order to honor the beast’s sacrifice. If you slay wantonly without harvesting the bounties of the forest, you will lose synchronization with Connor and could be ejected from the Animus.

Game from the frontier offers a great many resources that residents of cities will pay handsomely for, so collecting the various pelts, meat and even bones or oils of beasts can be an excellent way to fund Assassins’ activities. There are also a few other uses for the bounty of the forest, but we’ll get into those in a future blog… we can’t reveal every secret just yet!

In celebration of all this game’s awesome… er, game, check out this Assassin’s Creed III themed EPIC MEAL TIME video!

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40 Comments

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+ Random_Hero on September 13th, 2012 at 11:20 am said:

Ridiculous.


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+ L1ftedResearch_ on September 13th, 2012 at 11:23 am said:

Finally AC has animals. Never understood why most games never added animals
i.e. Gta.


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+ ToFeY on September 13th, 2012 at 11:28 am said:

AWESOME gonna buy this at launch :D


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+ ASC2175 on September 13th, 2012 at 11:31 am said:

But….but….I don’t wanna hurt da bunnies. Q_Q


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+ MrBendel on September 13th, 2012 at 11:34 am said:

I’m waiting for full on bladder simulation. How is it that main characters in games can go hours on end without ever needing to relieve themselves?


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+ wtGp on September 13th, 2012 at 11:34 am said:

@2 why would GTA have animals? You realize that GTA takes place in the city and not the wilderness. Why would foxes be roaming the streets of Vice City or Liberty City


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+ Midgetguy on September 13th, 2012 at 11:37 am said:

“This is what we fought for… This is freedom.”

People praising murder. Men making dirty jokes and saying d**k a bunch of times. People flaunting the oh-so-delicious unhealthy eating habits.

“This is what we fought for… this is freedom.”

Hmm…


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+ manuel1220 on September 13th, 2012 at 11:41 am said:

haha , funny


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+ Senjutsu_Dav on September 13th, 2012 at 11:47 am said:

LOL, what the hell!

Nice video. I still wonder why it’s features on the Playstation Blog, but funny.


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+ Ryumoau on September 13th, 2012 at 11:48 am said:

@ 7 please get the big stick out of your butt. You’re lack of humor is bumming the rest of us out.

great video. funny.


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+ crazy_kracker1 on September 13th, 2012 at 11:49 am said:

I still can’t wait for this game to come out Ubisoft has always been my favorite game developer.


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+ lisatsunami on September 13th, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

I love the AC series & have every game so far. I have pre-paid the Liberation Vita bundle. No doubt I will buy AC3. I have no qualms about killing every guard in a 4 block area but I am keeping the animal kills to whatever is minimally required. Not going to watch your video.


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+ Axceion on September 13th, 2012 at 11:53 am said:

This game is going to be the bomb, the animal kills im going to have in this game will destroy my numbers in red dead redemption


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+ Deadmeurt on September 13th, 2012 at 11:53 am said:

The best AC is coming MUHAHAHAHA


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+ LJS1678 on September 13th, 2012 at 11:54 am said:

Can we get some AC 3 content for PlayStation Home i want a Connor outfit not just a tomahawk


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+ bigboss72409 on September 13th, 2012 at 11:55 am said:

Looking forward it to the hunting ,30 hour of story and side quests. should be the longest AC yet


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+ xaos on September 13th, 2012 at 11:59 am said:

@5 Hmm, maybe a post-launch patch adding Move support for that feature?


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+ L1ftedResearch_ on September 13th, 2012 at 12:00 pm said:

@6 I wasn’t implying they should have added a fox or wild animals so to speak, meant pets like there wasn’t a single cat or dog,
For a game that was striving for being realistic.


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+ JOaRiDrAN- on September 13th, 2012 at 12:03 pm said:

Epic Meal Time is Canadian, hahh.. they are from Montréal


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+ punkmusic2009 on September 13th, 2012 at 12:24 pm said:

know what sony needs to do i was wacthing youtube on the ps3 boswer it was good no sytem acvitestion required next you know it youtube became a app now i cant wacth youtube on the ps3 home page if you are not able to use it on the home page then why have it there replace it with something else we can use


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+ wolfetempest8469 on September 13th, 2012 at 12:25 pm said:

that was the funniest thing of the day, perhaps the week thus far. outside of that, I cannot wait, preordered both PS3 and Vita AC3. ^_^


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+ Monterossa on September 13th, 2012 at 12:39 pm said:

Hopefully PETA will not complain about it.


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+ Joejoooo1 on September 13th, 2012 at 12:47 pm said:

Best game to come out this fall


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+ tacotaskforce on September 13th, 2012 at 1:05 pm said:

Here’s hoping that harvesting the anal glands of beavers is in there. They’re probably still the most valuable animal extract in the Americas.


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+ snakeeyes211 on September 13th, 2012 at 1:26 pm said:

How many different animals do you have in the game?


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+ Heavenly_king on September 13th, 2012 at 3:24 pm said:

The game is looking more and more like READ DEAD REDEMPTION. Even though it is a good thing, I will pass. I dont like AC games story.


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+ Ryuhza on September 13th, 2012 at 3:32 pm said:

Why do those foxes look cell-shaded?


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+ IXxHIJACKERxXI on September 13th, 2012 at 3:39 pm said:

I hope it come out on the PSN i will not bye a blue-ray game. I love AC but if it come out on Blue-Ray i will not bye it sorry i had like five PS3s and all of tham gone bad do to playing Blue-ray games.


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+ inakeblack on September 13th, 2012 at 4:03 pm said:

@7 Wow. Just wow. Go to college. Get educated. I’m in a Biochemistry course on Food & Cooking, and it’s amazing what myths people believe about what’s good or not good to eat. We’ve covered a bunch of myths about vegan diets too.

@28 Sounds like user error?


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+ donkeypunch12312 on September 13th, 2012 at 5:01 pm said:

KILL ALL THE ANIMALS WITH NIPPLES AND A FACE!!!! n_n


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+ GhostMachine1 on September 13th, 2012 at 5:12 pm said:

Do we have to kill the animals? Would bum me out if we did. :/


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+ Elvick_ on September 13th, 2012 at 7:31 pm said:

I don’t like to kill animals in games either, is it required?


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+ Ryumoau on September 14th, 2012 at 8:00 am said:

@32 then don’t play, you hippy pansy.


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+ NEJI64 on September 14th, 2012 at 9:50 am said:

I like Assassins Creed as much as the next man Ubi. But Where is the Prince of Persia?


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+ southside534 on September 14th, 2012 at 2:52 pm said:

WTF! upset over killing animals and dont like the AC story! da hell is wrong w/ people!!!


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+ Aussman on September 14th, 2012 at 8:11 pm said:

awesome cant wait


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+ Satnamji on September 15th, 2012 at 11:18 am said:

While I appreciate the realism of this particular game mechanic, because that’s what people back then had to do to survive, I personally don’t find the act of stalking and killing animals fun and something I’d enjoy re-enacting in recreational video game playing time. Sadly I will thus be dropping my beloved Assassin’s Creed franchise from my must-buy list.


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+ stuntman114 on September 15th, 2012 at 1:12 pm said:

Let’s send this game to PETA, Pretty epically trained assassins


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+ GrayGhost45 on September 16th, 2012 at 6:30 am said:

So It’s okay to kill thousands of humans in various creative ways but when animals are thrown in the mix we should cancel our preorders??? It’s called ASSASSINS Creed… You kill stuff. Even in the first game.


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+ EXQUISITEEMPRESS on October 10th, 2012 at 9:07 pm said:

Helpful tips always welcome.


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