SDCC 2012: ‘Assassin’s Creed III’ 4-Player Co-op Mode Revealed

Well, there’s good news and bad news for Assassin’s Creed fans coming out of Comic-Con this year. The bad being that Ubisoft has revealed the PC version of Assassin’s Creed III will not be launching the same day as the console versions. The good news is a new co-op multiplayer mode has been revealed and it looks pretty slick.

Dubbed Wolf Pack, the new co-op mode will see a team of up 2 or 4 players tracking down and eliminating select NPCs in what some are calling an Assassin’s Creed version of “horde mode”. To start things off you’re given an image of the selected target. Then your homing circle boots up and the hunt is on.

Now, even though you now what the target looks like, he or she is probably going to be dressed very similarly to people they’re around, which adds a little bit of difficulty to the kill. If you happen to take out the wrong person the actual target is going to rough you up a bit and you’ll be stuck relying on your teammates to make the kill and revive you. No big deal, right? Wrong. Syncing your kills with teammates yields huge experience bonuses and is definitely something you want to do. You’ll also be racing the clock to earn points and begin the next sequence, and getting knocked out would cost serious waste of time.

Working as a team and stealthily eliminating targets together will not only earn you points and lead to the next of 25 sequences, it will also add to your personal experience points, unlocking new assassins, outfits and other goodies. It looks to be a lot more entertaining than running around killing other assassins and we’re looking forward to spending more time with it later this year.

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