Thanksgiving is a time for being grateful. And many might be grateful for a big new Assassin's Creed III patch.

What they're calling the "Thanksgiving Patch" will be arriving next week and is designed to address a host of single-player and multiplayer issues. The update will also reduce the difficulty of certain frustrating chase missions.

You can read the details of the patch over at the Ubisoft forums , and remember that this will be available for both the PS3 and 360 versions of the game. Problems like audio miscues and other little bugs should disappear after installing this patch; just bear in mind that the information displayed through the forum link might contain minor story spoilers. I mean, only if you're really anal about the plot.

Assassin's Creed III is undoubtedly one of the year's best, but most games can use post-launch touch-ups.