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Assassin's Creed III confirmed for Wii U

Ubisoft confirms game in development for Nintendo's next console, as well as Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Preorders to get steelbook game case featuring Alex Ross art.

Alex Ross Assassin's Creed III preorders
Here's a peek at Alex Ross' artwork for Assassin's Creed III preorders. via GameSpot ,Alex Ross

Assassin's Creed III will mark the series debut on a Nintendo home system.

Ubisoft today confirmed that the next installment in its stealth action series is in development for the Wii U in addition to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. The game is due for release October 30.

Set during the American Revolution, Assassin's Creed III features a new protagonist with a mixed Native America-English heritage. Named Ratohnhaké:ton but going by Connor, the hero of Assassin's Creed III will inject himself into the ongoing struggle between the Templars and the Assassins.

The game is being built by Ubisoft Montreal and six collaborating studios on a new engine called Ubisoft-AnvilNext. The publisher is promising "breakthroughs in visual quality, character models, and artificial intelligence" thanks to AnvilNext.

Read more of "Assassin's Creed III confirmed for Wii U," and see the new trailer at GameSpot.