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Desmond's Role Put Into Perspective

Ubisoft is well aware of the lukewarm fan response that Desmond has garnered in the Assassin's Creed series. The game's creative director says that by the end of Assassin's Creed III, those same players could very well change their opinions. If you haven't yet formed an opinion on the character, Ubisoft has released a new trailer that chronicles Desmond's journey throughout the series.

“The story of Assassin’s Creed, AC II, Brotherhood and Revelations was to build Desmond up,” creative director Alex Hutchinson told Edge. “He’s this guy who’s a bit of a nobody when it starts out, and gets new abilities through reliving the lives of his ancestors.

“So we’ve built this guy up over the course of the games, and I really believe that we can pay that off, and in retrospect he’ll be terrific. I don’t think anyone really liked Luke Skywalker in [Star Wars] A New Hope, but by the end of his character arc, this journey that he goes through, makes him amazing.”

One thing's for sure: Players will be able to pick up the game on October 30 and make up their own minds.

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Comments
  • If that trailer holds true then I know I'll be happy with Desmond. It does put what has happened with him the last few games into perspective.

  • wow.. ok so this was only just a brief layout to what we all have been lead up to :3

  • so if we don't beat AC3, then the world will come to an end due to the Apple and Templars...oh goodie. I think I'm going to beat the game before 12-12-12
  • I cannot wait at all!!! This is going to be the best Assassin's Creed yet and everything I see just looks so incredible and makes me so excited! I've been waiting for Desmond to finally be useful and to have his role in all of this. I remember trying so hard to find a way out of the Animus room in the first Assassin's Creed just so I could explore as Desmond.
  • I always quite liked the Desmond story. Yes, Desmond is a very dreary character but I thought the story as a whole was good

  • I happen to like Desmond so AC III is only going to reinforce that.  So close!

  • interesting assassin's creed III again good ps3

  • O_0 umm so where does connor fit into all of this since he has all the abilities of the first 2 ancestor???
  • Desmond is a great way to tie the story into modern day but going from Altair, Ezio and Connor it lacks everything thats cool about the game (which is stabbing people in the throat with a blade that comes out of your wrist).

  • I really enjoyed the Desmond parts of each game. I think the reason that he wasn't "well-received with fans" was because they were the slowest, more story-focused parts of the game, and lots of twitch gamers couldn't sit through them.

  • NIce Luke Skywalker reference there, I sort of agree with  Jeff on that bit.

    I think Desmond gets a bad rap. I love the historical aspects of the game as much as the next guy (or girl), but I mean when you think about it, it sort of makes sense that his storyline has developed so slowly. I thought that we see a lot of character development happen in Revelations where we get to hear what his life was like a kid and all that jazz and I think it helps understand his reluctance at the beginning of the games a bit more. I appreciate his lackluster plot cause it reminds us that he's developing all this stuff through the Animus. I don't know, I find Des to be a bit endearing in his ignorance at the beginning and in the end probably knowing more about the apple of eden and the Assassin's Brotherhood  than anyone else.

    I'm always excited to play as Desmond cause I get to theorize more about the future of the world with him than with the guys in the Animus, but that's just me.

  • You already know man... I pre ordered that , and I'm going to pick it up on the 29th
  • I still do not feel like it is the story of Desmund.  To me, it has always been the Assassin from the days of old that I want to watch learn and grow. Desmond never mattered.  Though after this he matters a bit more, I suppose.

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