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Assassin's Creed screens emerge from E3

Ubisoft unleashes screens from its historical action stealther and it looks very interesting indeed

Assassin's Creed screenshots have sneaked up on us - but not stabbed us in the back, thankfully - assaulting our already melting eyeballs with new views of Ubisoft's PS3 title.

Assassin's Creed, as mentioned previously, is set in 1191 AD during the time of the Third Crusade and the war in the Holy Land. According to the plot, ruthless assassins intend to halt hostilities via suppression of the powers battling in the conflict. Players slip into the guise of a character called Altair and wield the power to "throw their immediate environment into chaos and to shape events during this pivotal moment in history", Ubisoft has stated.

The publisher expects the game to release in 2007.