Assassin’s Creed 3 box art subtleties

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European box art (above) and North American (below)

While looking at the different Assassin’s Creed 3 box art, I found it interesting that Ubisoft made sure to note the region each of the covers belonged to. After a closer look, I realized why. Firstly, the color tones are slightly different. It’s seemingly minor, but the European box art features warmer colors than the North American one.¬†Secondly, the American cover was missing the Assassin’s hand wrapped around the Red Coat’s throat, which,¬†I presume, was censored as a courtesy to the region and the United States’ history here.

It may just be me, but in the North American box art — with the cooler colors — our new Assassin looks African American.

In the image below, the European box art is on the left, and the North American box art is on the right.

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