Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed 3 not only boasts a new setting, a new time period, and a new main character, but it’s also counted among the most anticipated games of 2012. When fall rolls around gamers aren’t going to be pondering whether to pick up Assassin’s Creed 3, but rather where to purchase it.
While most retailers try to sway gamers to their outlet with promises of cheaper prices or a $10 gift card, it’s the pre-order bonuses that really help decide where to purchase a new game. So far we’ve already seen a couple of pre-order bonuses for Assassin’s Creed 3, but the newest one promises a special mission and item.
Only available at GameStop this Lost Mayan Ruins level (seen in the trailer) tasks main character Connor with recovering the lost treasure of Captain Kidd. Like the various tombs from Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and Revelations, this level requires its fair share of climbing, and (we suspect) a little bit of puzzle-solving as well. It’s all in a days work for Assassin’s Creed fans, though.
The ruins’ treasure, as the trailer explains, is Captain Kidd’s sawtooth sword, which when unlocked can then be used in the single player campaign. The mission itself seems like something fans would love to play, but the decision to have a hokey narrator for the pre-order bonus’ trailer doesn’t sell it very well.
Narration aside Assassin’s Creed 3 is incorporating an entirely new combat system into the game — one that includes on-the-go assassinations among other mechanics — so having access to a better sword could prove to be a significant advantage. There’s bound to be plenty of worthy loot included with the main game, though, but who doesn’t like bragging to their friends about their unique weaponry?
As the trailer points out, the Sawtooth sword and Mayan Ruins level are only available through GameStop, but it’s important to mention that isn’t the only place to pre-order the game. So choose wisely.
Will you be pre-ordering the game from Game Stop in order to unlock the Mayan Ruins mission and the sawtooth sword?
Assassin’s Creed 3 releases October 30, 2012 for the PS3 and Xbox 360; and November 20, 2012 for the PC. A Wii U release date has not been announced.