In Assassin's Creed 3 players will have to deal with the changing of the seasons, as regions will have to deal with the heat of summer and the bitter cold of 1770's Colonial America, UbiSoft has revealed.
The seasons won't be just aesthetic, as the weather will have an affect on gameplay. In the winter, heavy snow and ice will block and open new paths, and bog down movement on the ground. However, since Connor use the trees to speed through the terrain, he'll have an advantage in the wildnerness.
UbiSoft also revealed some of the characterizations of the historical figures. For instance, George Washington will be accurately portrayed as a hero who is also indecisive, and will be in contact with Connor for most of the game. Benjamin Franklin's political skills will be at the forefront; his role as an inventor won't be explored much, so don't expect Franklin to be making new devices for Connor to use as Leonardo da Vinci did for Ezio Auditore.
Assassin's Creed 3 will also be a historian's delight. Some of the major events of the 18th century that will be represented in the game include Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Siege of Boston, and even the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. New York will suffer the Great Fire of 1776, and the city will show the scars of the disaster.
The game will also take a look at Connor's life as a young boy in a Mohican village, prior to the village's slaughter at the hand of white colonists.
Assassin's Creed 3 will be released on the 30th October for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.