Assassin’s Creed III will feature a central hub town known as Homestead where protagonist Connor can go to trade goods and upgrade his weapons. Ubisoft has kindly offered a few more details about this town.
“My favorite thing about the Homestead is that in a city, you’re anonymous, you blend into the crowds.” Assassin’s Creed III producer Alex Hutchinson told OXM. “But at home, everyone knows your name. They don’t know you’re an assassin, obviously, but they live their lives, going to the tavern – assuming you’ve attracted the Innkeeper. It becomes a beautiful video game train set. But we’re aware that we’re a trading game, and that’s close to German board games.”
Connor has the ability to recruit new people to join Homestead during his travels and doing so will unlock new stores and crafting recipes for players to take advantage of. Hutchinson also revealed that the team has tried to make the town as convincing as possible, “The guys were saying there are 35 people in your Homestead, and each one has around eight activities, with some of the most complex animation we’ve ever built – and no-one will see it!”
“There’s one animation where the butcher takes apart a pig, and you can watch it for two minutes. There’s definitely some showing off going on,” he added.