Yeah... none of that really interests me at all. I'm not sure if it's just boredom with the series or with video games in general. It's definitely something new but for me personally, I don't feel like the series needs new. I find that the things it does best are minor alterations on the formula that already works. But it's also been a long time since a big series jump--honestly, even though they did contribute to the overarching story, I don't feel like Brotherhood or Revelations were new games--and maybe AC3 will do to AC2 what AC2 originally did for AC1. I'm just (personally) worried that since nothing sounds appealing to me (especially forest-settings..... ugh.), I won't be able to get into the game at all. :( So I'm glad lots of people are so excited about it because it means they're probably doing something right, but I'm very disappointed that I just have zero interest whatsoever. I don't think the ancestral thing is all that surprising though. (If the game had gone to East Asia or something like I'd wanted, THEN it would be impressive.) Plenty of people of different European descent came to the New World and I'm sure many of them would have, ah, sampled the local cuisine. :P So an Italian-Native American background sounds no different to my French-Native American background in my head--there probably just weren't any stand-alone communities for it or anything. But Desmond's family line seems to follow a fairly normal progression to me~ But maybe it's just because as far as humans go, I'm a bit of a mutt, so that sort of thing sounds completely normal for me. Especially when you consider just how much travelling that Ezio and Altair did over the course of their lives, and even the assassins that you recruit in Brotherhood and Revelations get their fair share of globetrotting. I would be genuinely surprised if some of them didn't take foreign wives here and there or choose to settle down in a completely different country from where they started.