Assassin’s Creed 3 most pre-ordered Ubisoft game ever

Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed 3 has hit a new high point in pre-orders not just for the series, but for their games in general. No numbers were revealed, just that Assassin’s Creed 3 has doubled the amount of pre-orders from the last game in the series – Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

Software retailer Gamestop is also very excited for the game, with the president of the company, Tony Bartel stating that “pre-orders for Assassin’s Creed III at GameStop are nearly 100% higher than last year, putting the game on track to be one of the top titles of 2012. In addition, Ubisoft is offering high quality DLC available at launch to bring even more excitement to this title.”

“Assassin’s Creed III is one of the most anticipated games of the year and this impressive pre-order mark is just a hint of the game’s potential,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales & marketing, Ubisoft. “When players discover the new features, historical period, characters and gaming experience that the development team has worked so hard to create, we’re confident that they will agree that this is the biggest, best Assassin’s Creed game yet.”

It was also announced that the Assassin’s Creed franchise has passed 40 million copies sold globally and that Assassin’s Creed 3 has won over 40 awards since it was announced, including Best E3 Action Game from both Game Informer and IGN. Assassin’s Creed 3 is releasing October 30 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, November 20 on Windows PC and November 18 on Wii U. The game will also have a season pass which will be available for purchase for 2400 Microsoft Points or $29.99.

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