Last week was filled with new flurries revolving around the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game, titled Assassin’s Creed 3. It all started when Game Informer magazine posted a promo banner for the new hub on their site for AC3 with them quickly pulling it down.  Later we found out that the first link in the hub would be the cover reveal for the next Game Informer magazine.  Next up was some leaked concept art that we now know is the cover for the special pre-order edition of the game, currently being displayed by BestBuy.com.  Then Ubisoft, either causing this frenzy or succumbing to the frenzy, whetted our appetites with the cover art for the standard editions for the game.  Many new outlets displayed the imagery, however I think Joystiq did it best. Next there was more supposedly leaked images (which didn’t look fake at all) with screen shots with what look like in-game images.  By the closing of Friday the gaming industry was in an impatient uproar as AssassinCreed.com was updated with a snowy battlefield background and a countdown timer.  It was ticking down to Monday morning (today)…

Finally the wait was over.  At 9 AM this morning Ubisoft relaunched the Assassin’s Creed website for their upcoming Assassin’s Creed 3 game.  IGN also did a live reveal and trailer analysis in which they also revealed more information.  If you watch the trailer below you’ll notice the Assassin’s weapon of choice was nowhere to be found, however IGN confirmed that the hidden blade will indeed still be in the game.

I don’t know about you, but I’m as excited as can be regarding this news.  I’m excited for the departure from well established cities and the order that comes from being well established.  As we see Desmond off in his final outing I’m anxious to see how travel will work as we sprint across the trees instead of rooftops.  I pose one question though, will haystacks be replaced with snow drifts? Maybe we’ll get our answers at PAX East in Boston or PAX Prime in Seattle.  Only time will tell and on October 30th we’ll have our answers.

[UPDATE: Just found this image that is pretty bad ass.  Still no sign of the hidden blade, but we see a sweet new dagger.]