Ever since it’s reveal during this year’s E3, we’ve seen bits of Assassin’s Creed III naval combat here and there, but nothing too detailed. This latest video released by Ubisoft aims to change that by giving us just a little more information on the design intentions of the sea battles. Design director Alex Hutchinson provides commentary over the following footage:

Though Assassin’s Creed: Revelations looked too similar to the two entries before it to get me at all excited, I’m loving the setting change and addition of new mechanics that this next one is proposing.

Prepare to batten down the hatches and load the broadsides October 30th on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, and November 20th on Windows.