This should come as no surprise, but the reported piece of promotional artwork that was leaked by a Best Buy employee, has turned out to be totally legitimate. I’m sure you had very little doubt. Since then, whether in response to the leak or always intended, Ubisoft has revealed the official box art for Assassin’s Creed III.

On top of this, Game Informer magazine has also unveiled their April issue cover, which sports (you guessed it!) the protagonist from Assassin’s Creed III in a similar setup to the original promotional artwork that was leaked earlier this week.

Ubisoft is still set to reveal information on the Assassin’s Creed franchise next week Monday (05 March) so we’ll likely know the name of our new protagonist and finer details by then. For now, Game Informer has confirmed that Assassin’s Creed III is “set in the latter half of the 18th century” and that we’ll get to “witness firsthand the events of the American Revolution”. Hit the jump for loads of new artwork.

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Source: Game Informer, NeoGaf and Kotaku