Believe it or not, Assassin's Creed III is running on a brand new game engine. This AnvilNext engine should give AC3 a bit of an advantage over the previous games in the franchise in a number of ways, on paper at least.
It's hard to tell if the framerate will finally get out of the gutter, but at the very least we'll get improved physics, animation and weather along with revamped combat.
Check it out.
Assassin's Creed III – AnvilNext engine trailer:
Assassin's Creed III lets gamers experience the power of Ubisoft-AnvilNext, the new game engine that brings Colonial America to life. Revolutionary physics, animation and weather systems deliver unprecedented realism and a revamped combat systems that delivers the most intense and vivid Assassin's Creed experience to date. Only Ubisoft-AnvilNext has the power to deliver the scale and scope of the biggest Assassin's Creed game ever on October 30.
Assassin's Creed III is scheduled for a October 30th release.