Some blurry new Assassin's Creed 3 screenshots have shown up for duty, care of Penny Arcade Expo East and nefarious scalliwags. They show Connor making his way around the Battle of Bunker Hill, one of many historical clashes chronicled in the new game.
Glance down to bottom left, and you'll see what could be Assassin's Creed 3's version of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's Assassin recruit gauge thingy. For those not in the know, full bars equal silent killers at your imminent disposal. When we saw the game (check out issue 84 for more), Ubisoft told us that the Assassin recruit mechanic would return but neglected to give details.
The developers have stripped out a lot of interfacial fuss, presumably so there's less technological nonsense to distract you when you're exploring that beautiful new Frontier landscape.