Earlier last week, UbiSoft revealed that the setting to Assassin's Creed III would take place during the Revolutionary War circa 1777. In addition to the news of a Colonial setting that fans have clamored for since the first game, UbiSoft also released a launch trailer of the game depicting our latest assassin taking down a squad of British officers in a snow-covered forest. According to the publisher, the new assassin is named Connor, but was born Ratohnhaké:ton, which may hint that this new character is of Native American descent.
[Update] - UbiSoft confirms that the protagonist of Assassin's Creed III is "of Native American and English heritage." Happy red coat-hunting, folks.
Assassin's Creed III is slated for release on October 30, 2012, for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, AND WiiU.