Assassins Creed III is the most pre-ordered game in Ubisoft's history, the publisher announced today.

Global pre-orders for Assassin's Creed III have already more than double the figure achieved by last year's Assassin's Creed Revelations, which held Ubisoft's previous pre-order record.

"Pre-orders for Assassin's Creed III at GameStop are 100% higher than last year, putting the game on track to be one of the top titles of 2012," said Michael van den Berg, vice-president International Merchandising, Marketing & Digital at GameStop. "In addition, Ubisoft is offering a Season Pass and high quality DLC available at launch to bring even more excitement to this title."

Assassin's Creed III will be available on October 31 on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, November 23 on PC and during the launch window for the Wii U.