The next Assassin's Creed game, believed to be Assassin's Creed 3, is rumoured to take place during the American Revolution.

A source "close to the project" said to CVG that the game would also be publicly showcased before March 31, the end of the company's fiscal year.

Last year Ubisoft put out a survey asking fans where they'd like to see the series head to next. One of the options was "the confrontation between British colonists and native Americans during The American Revolution," although nobody liked this one and everybody voted for Victorian England instead.

Warning: light Assassin's Creed spoilers follow.

There's also the fact that a fancy magical globe points to the US at the end of Assassin's Creed: Revelations, and the Da Vinci Disappearance DLC for Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood eventually lists a set of co-ordinates for New York.

Ubisoft has said it plans to end Desmond's storyline by the end of 2012.