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Assassin's Creed III sales top 7 million

4:54 PM, Dec 16, 2012   |    comments
The official box art for Ubisoft's 'Assassin's Creed III" video game.
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The voyage to America for action series Assassin's Creed has proven lucrative for Ubisoft.

The publisher announced Assassin's Creed III has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, making it the fastest-selling title in the company's history.

"We knew we had something special on our hands when Assassin's Creed 3 was launched, and we're really excited and proud to see how much fans are enjoying the latest installment in the franchise," says Ubisoft's Geoffroy Sardin in a statement.

The franchise is based on Desmond Miles, the descendant of a line of assassins going as far back as The Crusades. In order to save the world from a catastrophic event, Desmond must use a device to revisit the memories of his ancestors.

Assassin's Creed III follows Connor, a Native American killer fending off British forces during the American Revolution in the late 1700s. Multiple historical figures make cameos in the game, including Paul Revere and George Washington. Ubisoft will launch the expansion The Tyranny of King Washington, which reimagines America's first president as a ruthless king.

The Assassin's Creed franchise has become a massive hit for the publisher since its arrival in 2007. Prior to the launch of Assassin's Creed III on October 30, Ubisoft revealed more than 40 million copies of Assassin's Creed titles have been sold to date.

- by Brett Molina, USA TODAY

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