Assassin’s Creed III is a little over six weeks away. Ubisoft has released a fourth episode of the “Inside Assassin’s Creed III” developer diary, but this one is extra impressive because it shows off all of the game’s best new features. Everything that’s nabbed the attention of gamers since the title was revealed has been crammed into this six minute clip. The cities (arguably Assassin’s Creed characters in their own right), the crowds, the animals (both wild and domesticated), the hunting, the expansive Frontier and the naval combat are all on show here.

The clip even showcases the tiny feature that excited me the most when the game was first shown off in London: escaping pursuers by diving through windows and running through buildings. It never felt right that ninety per cent of the buildings in Assassin’s Creed games were boarded up tightly, with windows barred and doors sealed shut. That’s no longer the case, and the startled occupants of the building you’re trespassing in are really the immersive cherries on top. It’s so often the little things in games that stick with you the most, isn’t it?

Developer diary after the jump.


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