Recently, we got some leaked information that Ubisoft was readying up a portable versaion of Assassin’s Creed III for Sony’s new(ish) handheld, the PlayStation Vita. I’d hoped, when I’d heard the news, that the miniaturised game wouldn’t be a direct port.
My hopes, it seems, shall not be dashed; Assassin’s Creed III for the Vita, subtitled Liberation will not only be a standalone game – it’ll feature a female assassin.
Here are the details, according to neoGAF:
- Its out same day as AC3 (oct30)
- Location is New Orleans
- Female assassin named Aveline
- Looks like same time period as AC3
- Ubisoft Sofia is developing
- Takes place during 1765-1780 in the period between the end of the French and Indian war
- One of the bullet points is that it’s “true AC gameplay”
- Will not connect to Desmond
- Will have “multiplayer specifically tailored to the Vita experience”
- “The game has been released as a propaganda tool by Abstergo, who want players to experience a gray area of the Assassin/Templar conflict as an assassin rather than a templar”
- Aveline’s mentor is an escaped slave named Agate,leader of the assassins in New Orleans
- Wildlife like alligators “wait on the banks of the swamp or hide beneath murky waters”
- Liberation will also take players across the Gulf into Mexico”
- Game will take place in “Large gameplay areas, you can run, climb, fight and explore the entirety of New Orleans without loading a new area.”
I’m intrigued. Seems like it could be interesting; the only thing that has me a little worried is the developer. Liberations will be developed by Ubisoft Sofia – whose most notable work includes CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: 3 Dimensions of Murder and Chessmaster.
Expect more to be shown at Ubisoft’s E3 conference, which kicks off at Midnight local time.
Last Updated: June 4, 2012