Well, this is interesting. A Best Buy worker just emailed us two images snapped from their employee news section. One shows that Ubisoft will be unveiling Assassin's Creed IIIon March 5, and that there'll be pre-order bonuses to be had. Whatever.
The other is a shot of what they say is the game's promotional art. Featuring what may well beAssassin's Creed III's star.
If this is legitimate, and remember, this is completely unconfirmed, it appears that the chatter placing the third game in the series in the American Revolution is spot-on. In the background is the original Continental flag, the Assassin is wearing an 18th-century military jacket and from his weaponry, jewellery and resemblance to actor Wes Studi he appears to be Native American. Or, since you'd expect he's still part of hero Desmond's bloodline, half-Native American.Especially when you consider that our source tells us that, out of shot, the Assassin is also carrying a tomahawk.
UPDATE - OK, we now have a bigger, better shot of the character below. Click to embiggen!