Rumor: Assassin's Creed 3 takes place during American Revolution, stars Native American [update]

According to promotional art images snagged by a Best Buy employee, Ubisoft's next entry in the Assassin's Creed series will take place during the American Revolution. The image [via Kotaku] features an assassin in front of the original Continental flag.

The hero appears to be Native American, but it's unclear. According to the source, the supposed star of Assassin's Creed 3 carries a tomahawk in one of his his unseen hands.

Ubisoft had previously announced Assassin's Creed 3 was due to hit store shelves by the end of October.

Update: The complete image can be seen after the jump, complete with the Assassin's Creed symbol used as the blade of the tomahawk!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.