Founding Father Featured in Popular New Video game

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
This undated handout image provided by Ubisoft shows a scene from the Ubisoft game: �the Tyranny of King Washington� . Wars and video games seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But those games usually involve tanks and machine guns and Tet offensives; not horses, bayonets and Bunker Hill. Now, though, one of the biggest game releases of the upcoming holiday season is immersing players in the Revolutionary War, with key cameos from George Washington, Ben Franklin and other Founding Fathers.  Assassin�s Creed III is due for release Tuesday, immersing players in Colonial America and the Revolutionary War.  (AP Photo/Ubisoft)

This undated handout image provided by Ubisoft shows a scene from the Ubisoft game: �the Tyranny of King Washington� . Wars and video games seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. But those games usually involve tanks and machine guns and Tet offensives; not horses, bayonets and Bunker Hill. Now, though, one of the biggest game releases of the upcoming holiday season is immersing players in the Revolutionary War, with key cameos from George Washington, Ben Franklin and other Founding Fathers. Assassin�s Creed III is due for release Tuesday, immersing players in Colonial America and the Revolutionary War. (AP Photo/Ubisoft)

McLEAN, Va. (AP) - George Washington, Ben Franklin and other heroes of the American Revolution take center stage in one of the biggest video game releases of the year.

The latest edition of the popular Assassin's Creed franchise is set in the Revolutionary War. While wars are a common setting for video games, it is rare for a game to be set in that era.

The game's makers hired history professors as consultants, and say they worked hard to offer a realistic portrayal.

At George Washington's Mount Vernon estate, curators say they're excited that the game may get young gamers thinking about Washington and the Founding Fathers in a new way.


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