For many, the most anticipated game of the year is not Call of Duty: Black Ops II .

In fact, it's a game that comes out a little earlier and delivers a very different kind of gameplay experience. It's the blockbuster that will be Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III , and it'll be here on October 30. A week and a half, my excited friends.

And as the launch date is closing in fast, you might start seeing a lot more in the way of promotion and advertisement. That could include this North American TV ad, which proves that perhaps the pen really is mightier than the sword or rather, that the pen solidifies what the sword has wrought.

Amid all the talk about the game's fantastic mechanics, new engine, and sweeping vistas, it's oddly easy to forget the story and setting. This is perhaps one of the most compelling environments ever found in video game history: The American Revolution, depicted in a way never seen before, reminding us all why we have holidays like July 4th, and why we can never forget the sacrifices made. So get up and get all patriotic on the day before Halloween…your very young country needs you.