Gamers have been waiting to see how Assassin's Creed III moves the series forward, but the latest video from Ubisoft doesn't focus on the characters or the gameplay. Instead, it demonstrates new technology Ubisoft has developed for this sprawling sequel.

Assassin's Creed III is powered by an engine Ubisoft is calling AnvilNext, and it improves many elements from previous entries, including character animations and the number of on-screen enemies. Watch the video below to see AnvilNext in action for yourself.