Assassin’s Creed 3 is shaping up to be another stellar entry in this beloved series. Featuring a new protagonist, new gameplay features and tweaks, upgraded multiplayer, and a more in-depth story, it seems like it will pull out all the stops. Releasing October 30th, it’s not long now until Assassin’s Creed 3 is finally released. But will it be the same significant jump from Assassin’s Creed II that Assassin’s Creed II was to the first game?

The single player is receiving huge overhauls. Guns will now play a much bigger part in combat, and rightfully so, the game takes place during the American Revolution. Our new protagonist, Connor, is dragged into the affair when his home is attacked by British soldiers. We’re going to be seeing a lot of historical figures in this game, as well. George Washington, Samuel Adams, and Benjamin Franklin, among others.

Guns aren’t the only new feature, though. Dual wielding debuts and allows players to wield two weapons at once. The combat system has received enhancements to accommodate the new guns and dual wielding features. In addition, the free run system has been upgraded, and we can now run through buildings, and along trees as Connor.

Not to mention, Naval Warfare and navigating has received a huge push in this game. As Connor, we’ll be able to command our own ships, and combat other ships. This new feature looks promising, and the graphics look phenomenal during the naval battles. Your crew scurry around, frantic, when being shot at, and controlling the ship against the harsh waves looks tough, but really fun.

The multiplayer is back as well, and has received upgrades as well. There will be around a dozen modes present in the game at release, which is a big improvement over Assassin’s Creed: Revelations. And, a bonus for female gamers, you can now play as females in the multiplayer mode.

Overall, Assassin’s Creed 3 is shaping up to be great. I personally can’t wait for this game. The new features are promising, and as a big fan of the trademark gameplay and multiplayer, I can’t wait to see all the upgrades that are being included. If you, too, cannot wait for Assassin’s Creed 3, it’s just a few more weeks away! Assassin’s Creed 3 releases October 30th.