There will be thousands of characters onscreen at once

The Bunker Hill battle is made all the more epic by the sheer number of NPCs that can be seen at any given time. Revolutionary troops scurry every which way as they clash with the British redcoats, whose numbers blanket nearby hills.

In fact, AC 3 is capable of depicting up to 2,500 characters at once, an advantage over previous games that Ubisoft said will aid in creating even more "big emotional scenes".