A little known fact about the Assassin's Creed games is that every single named assassination target is historically accurate—as in they die at the same place and time in the game that they did in real life.

“We have a rule: Everyone dies in the right year, at the right place. They have to be real people,” creative director Alex Hutchinson told Penny Arcade“It’s super difficult, this period, because no one famous dies.”

No doubt they'll stick to their guns (or in the case of Assaassin's Creed 3, their tomahawks).

Another juicy nugget of historical accuracy is going to be Ben Franklin's more tawdry personality—apparently the dude was a bit of a womanizer, writing extensively on the benefits of sex with older women and frequently having a mistress.

“He said that women dry out, but they dry out from the top down, and therefore the bits that you need never dry out," Hutchinson actually said. "I know we’re going to get [complaints], but this is all public record.”

Sure enough, Franklin actually said that. Why don't they teach that in fifth grade history?

Did you know about Franklin's more lascivious side? What other historical accuracies are you looking forward to in Assassin's Creed 3? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

[via Kotaku]