Assassin's Creed 3 is the most pre-ordered game in Ubisoft's history, according to the publisher.
The firm said today that pre-orders for the game have more than doubled those of last year's Assassin's Creed Revelations.
Michael van den Berg, vice president of international merchandising and marketing GameStop, said: "Pre-orders for Assassin's Creed 3 at GameStop are 100% higher than last year, putting the game on track to be one of the top titles of 2012."
Ubisoft has confirmed an Assassin's Creed 3 release date of October 30 on consoles in the US and October 31 in the UK. PC and Wii U releases will follow in November, with the latter confirmed as a Wii U launch window game.