Though already revealed via a Game Informer article, Sony and Ubisoft have officially confirmed Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation exclusively for the PlayStation Vita at their E3 conference.
Set in New Orleans, the game will focus on a new female assassin. It was also revealed that the game will have connectivity features with the PS3 version of Assassin’s Creed III. Those who connect the two will unlock bonus content in Liberation, including Connor’s tomahawk, a new skin, a multiplayer character, and expanded ammo slots. Liberation will also ship with a free 4GB Vita memory card.
In addition, new info on Assassin’s Creed III was given. A thrilling sequence was shown displaying new ship-based gameplay, with the player at the wheel of a ship commanding his crew to fire the cannons at enemy ships. Also, a new bundle containing both a PS3 and Assassin’s Creed III was confirmed to become available on the game’s launch day.
We will keep you updated on both games as more news becomes available.
UBISOFT BRINGING ASSASSIN’S CREED® III LIBERATION EXCLUSIVELY TO PLAYSTATION® VITA
Handheld Game Introduces the First Female Assassin Lead, Set in Late 18th Century New Orleans
MONTRÉAL – June 4, 2012 – Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will be released on October 30 exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita, bringing the full Assassin’s Creed experience to a handheld device for the first time.
Developed by Ubisoft Sofia, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation includes key pillars of the franchise that fans of the series know and love, including combat, free-roaming navigation and a rich story full of intrigue and twists, delivering a true Assassin’s Creed experience to the PlayStation Vita. Gamers play as the series’ first female assassin protagonist, Aveline. A woman of conviction, Aveline is fighting for freedom in 18th century New Orleans – a city on the brink of a rebellion as the Spanish Empire imposes its new rule. Assassin’s Creed III Liberation also features Vita-specific controls, making the most of the system’s front and rear touch panels, cameras and gyroscope. These include distinctive combat, character interaction, deciphering and traversal controls – all delivering an immersive handheld Assassin’s Creed experience.
“We are bringing one of most popular video game franchises today to the PlayStation Vita with Assassin’s Creed III Liberation,” said Martin Capel, producer, Ubisoft. “Combining the console-like experience with PlayStation Vita exclusive features, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will be a must-have for the PlayStation Vita this holiday.”
Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will launch simultaneously in stores and on the PlayStation Network for PS Vita. For more information on Assassin’s Creed III Liberation, please visit: www.assassinscreed.com/liberation
About Assassin’s Creed
Initially launched in 2007, the first four Assassin’s Creed games have sold more than 38 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, Facebook games, novels, short films and more.
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