The image was sent to Kotaku by a Best Buy employee and features a character sporting the iconic assassin cowl standing in front of an old American flag.
The mysterious man is armed with what looks like tomahawk, and a gun.
He also has a native Indian style bow and arrows on his back, which might be a clue as to his ethnicity.
Along with the promotional image the Best Buy employee has claimed Assassin’s Creed 3 will be fully unveiled on March 5, yesterday Ubisoft teased a big Assassin’s Creed announcement on its Facebook Page: “A major announcement from Assassin’s Creed is only days away.” There’s a good chance this is it.
In January we reported a rumour that Assassin’s Creed 3 is set to switch setting to the American Revolution, the 18th century conflict is to mark the series’ ‘biggest instalment yet’, according to Ubisoft, and our insider indicated the game will be publicly showcased before the end of the company’s fiscal year on March 31.
Ubisoft has previously confirmed AC3 will be out in October.