Five minutes is all it takes to sneak through Redcoat-controlled Boston and onto a British galleon -- it's certainly easier when you're the lithe and lethal main character in the latest Assassin's Creed III trailer.
Creative director Alex Hutchinson talks viewers through the Boston demo, which showcases classic Assassin moves updated for the series's historical excursion to North America.
Eighteenth-century recreations of New York and Boston are to feature in Assassin's Creed III, recreated at around 1/3 of their original sizes but including major landmarks nonetheless.
Tomahawk-wielding Connor, assuming the role of protagonist, displays his ability at jumping into moving hay carts, freeing captive citizens, cutting through buildings, and luring, hiding from, and dispatching those pesky patrolling soldiers.
The fighting has been re-worked to make the most of Connor's dexterity, and it looks like Ubisoft's studios have been paying attention to the energetic, combo-driven combat of Batman: Arkham City.
Assassin's Creed III is due during the last week of October on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at least. A WiiU version is in the works, and a PC release is promised before the end of the year.