I think I may cry with joy. The American Revolution would be a fantastic setting, a definitive departure from Ezio too. Feudal Japan and Victorian London were the settings I was hoping for more though, mainly because I think a Japanese ninja/assassin would be awesome and I'm a London-born Brit myself, so seeing my hometown in such a great series would have been fantastic.
I can't say I'm amazingly clued up on 18th Century America though, what kind of settlements did they have? Am I looking more at Red Dead Redemption for influence or something a little more Metropolitan so to speak?
im expecting something like Blackwater but bigger.