First Assassin's Creed 3 screenshots appear online

New hero shown off in a variety of locations

Four Assassin's Creed 3 screens have leaked ahead of the game's official reveal on Monday.


The shots (via All Games Beta) show off the game's new protagonist in a number of locales, including a town, a forest and an icy region.

US mag Game Informer has said of the game: "Set in the latter half of the 18th century, we'll see the war between the Templars and the Assassins escalate as it crosses over to the New World of America, and witness firsthand the events of the American Revolution."

"Ever since the conclusion of Assassin's Creed II, a senior team of Ubisoft developers has been secretly toiling away on what comes next. That team aimed high, with plans to examine and rethink every element of the franchise from the ground up, build something new, and take a full three year development cycle to do it"

Ubisoft has said the series' switch to the 18th century conflict will mark its 'biggest instalment yet'.