Having a fresh new approach with the popular series by taking place during the American Revolution, Assassin’s Creed III is set up to be one of the biggest releases of the year. Having Colonial America is a cool backdrop for an action-packed game like ACIII, but it can also teach you a thing or two. Who knew video games can be fun and educational AND bloody.
During a recent chat with lead writer of ACIII, Corey May shared that most of the dialogue and writing was inspired by first-hand documents. Almost all of the historical events that occur in the game have been untouched and as close to the original records as can be. Any holes or gaps that couldn’t be filled with letters and newspaper clippings were patched with history books. May also shared that he was especially proud of the inclusion of a rare speech made by Thomas Jefferson who is widely believed to be terrified of public speaking back in his day.
So when you pick this game up and find yourself wandering the streets of Boston over 200 years ago, keep your ear open for some of the stuff folks on the street are saying. You may be eavesdropping on some historically factual gossip that might come in handy during a History test one day.