1. The main character of the game will be Ratohnhaké:ton (pronounced Ra-ton-ha-gay-too), although he will be referred to as Connor.
"Born to an English father and Native American mother, Connor was raised among the Mohawk and suffered severely during his childhood, mostly because of their encounters with the white colonists.
This reached its maximum when his village was destroyed, and eventually led him to seek justice and fight tyranny, resulting in Connor coming across the Assassins. At the same time, the American Revolution unfolded, and Connor found himself allying with the leaders of the American revolutionaries, mainly George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Charles Lee.
Connor's personality appeared thoughtful and intense, and the words he didn't speak were just as loud as the ones he did. His way of moving resembled a predator, always staying low to the ground and moving under enemy's attacks."
Here's the leaked Game Informer article: