The announcement that Assassin's Creed 3 will feature naval combat came at E3 2012, and since then, we've been dying to get our sweaty hands on it. Dem ships, man!
Jake "Hornswaggler" Gaskill was the lucky guy who got to play it. He swabbed the poop deck in his Assassin's Creed 3 Naval Combat Preview. Here's a taste of how the controls work:
"I assumed control of the mighty ship and immediately got to work learning the ins and outs of the controls (Sadly, there’s no way to dual stab two ships passing next to you). The ship has three speeds, each one determined by the position of the ship’s sails. Full gets you to top speed but limits your maneuverability, half sacrifices speed for better handling, and full stop improves your aiming but makes you much more vulnerable to attacks since you’re at a dead stop."
Read the rest of G4's Assassin's Creed 3 Naval Combat preview!