Alex Hutchinson, creative director on Assassin's Creed 3, has confirmed that there is a big surprise in store at the start of the game. In the Official PlayStation Magazine, he was asked about surprises. He said he loved surprises as a child, but as the internet has evolved, more and more information leaks out about your favourite games, so the development team tried to hide as much as possible about Assassin's Creed 3. He said:
"But we've hidden a giant feature that hopefully fans will be looking forward to. The whole start of the game, we've never shown a single screenshot from it. It's a big, significant chunk, and I'm hoping that people get that joy of discovery that I think we've lost."
Sounds exciting, but none of us have any clue what this surprise is of course. In any case, it's great to see a developer that is trying to keep surprising its fans.