According to an Xbox.com listing for Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 3, the game will feature online co-operative action for up to four different players.
The listing, which has since been changed, also stated that the game will feature a standard multiplayer mode for up to eight different people. Whether this is similar to the multiplayer that was introduced in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood will remain to be seen, but it's likely that Ubisoft Montreal will be hard at work to tweak it for this latest iteration.
Including co-operative action is certainly an interesting point though, although it wouldn't be the first time a Ubisoft stealth game has seen this. Splinter Cell: Conviction included a co-operative stealth section to much success.
The single-player campaign of Assassin's Creed 3 will focus on a new assassin called Connor, who is of half-English and half-Mohawk descent. It will take place during the American Revolution from the 18th Century, but is said to represent each of the sides from an unbiased perspective.
If you haven't had a chance to check out the game's first teaser trailer yet, it went live last night and showcased plenty of different things. Unfortunately, none of the footage was in-game, but there are plenty of hints about what may or may not be included. You even get to see Connor's rather cool hatchet put to good use.
Expect more information to surface about Assassin's Creed 3 as we approach E3 2012. Although, Ubisoft are typically very secretive about anything regarding Assassin's Creed, so it will likely only be another cutscene - there will probably be nothing playable on the show floor by the general media.