Check out these awesome Assassin’s Creed III concept art shots posted over at Gameinformer. The art shows off some of the game’s key environments and characters. The cities of New York and Boston in their 18th century form are represented beautifully, as is the countryside frontier. If you’re wonder why there is a child, it’s the main character, Connor, in his younger years.
i’m actually pretty excited for this
jesus christ the founding fathers
I’m. SO EXCITE.
So what with AC III coming out, I’ve already seen some pictures of our half Native American protagonist depicted with a warbonnet (albeit he himself wasn’t wearing it). Unfortunately, the headdress we tend to associate with Native Americans, most commonly a feather warbonnet worn by tribes of the Great Plains, was not the headdress worn by Mohawks. Mohawk Native Americans were known to wear roach headdresses! These are headdresses comprised of animal hair, namely moose or deer hair, even porcupine spines, attached to a base of leather or bone. The hair stood up straight and resembles a mohawk, which is in fact, where the name mohawk originated.
The link will take you to a website page all about Native American headdresses and warbonnets. Though it is intended for children (and I still can’t figure out why entirely, the vocabulary and descriptions are incredibly thorough), it is very, very helpful in distinguishing the headdresses between Native American tribes. It provides great pictures and detailed explanations of what the headdresses look like, why they are worn, and who they are worn by. I would definitely recommend taking a look, whether you’re planning on drawing fanart or not. The headdresses are really beautiful and this is something good to know!
should we do like…. a Mohawk culture and traditions monday special? i feel like reblogging this sort of info for artists and fic writers alike would be very helpful! - mod#1
I’m quite honestly not surprised that there’s already an extensive amount of race!fail before this game even comes out.
I’m still mad excited for an American Indian main character though!
Is anyone else a little concerned about the new direction of Assassin’s Creed 3? I get why Ubisoft is doing this — you can only have so many titles based on the renaissance period before it starts to get stale and old. That said, taking a leap forward in time like this is a bit of a risk. I REAAAALLLY hope this is going to have the solid substance we’ve come to expect from the series so far.
R.I.P Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
12th century > 15th century
16th century > 18th century
not too big of a leap. o3o
They did it well the first leap so they’ll do it well again (hopefully) XD It looks promising so far~
There’s like… a 200-300 year difference between every ‘era’ of this series…
1191 -> ~1470 -> ~1770 -> 2012
Take a ‘leap of faith’, would you? Ezio’s had three games over the span of his lifetime. It’s time to move on.