Brand New Assassin’s Creed for Vita This Fall
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The new issue of Game Informer reveals that Ubisoft will be releasing a brand-new Assassin’s Creed game for the PlayStation Vita, featuring an all-new character and adventure set in New Orleans in the mid-late 1700s. The details of the reveal were posted on the NeoGAF forums, and have been making their way around the interwebs since then.
The game is called Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, and stars a female assassin named Aveline. Apparently someone else is using the Animus device to get in touch with Aveline and her exploits in the Big Easy. The game is set to be released on the same day as the home console version of ACIII, October 30, and specifically takes place from 1765 to 1780, after the end of the French and Indian War and through the American Revolution, which itself ended in 1783 (thanks, Wikipedia!). Aveline is said to be of French/African descent, similar to ACIII protagonist Connor’s mixed parentage, meaning that race and class are likely to be big themes in both games.
The game will also apparently feature multiplayer gameplay tailored to the “Vita experience.” You’ll also head down to Mexico for sections—so I’m hoping that maybe Aveline will meet John Marston. Wait…the timeline’s wrong…dang it. Also, John Marston is owned by Rockstar. Also, that would never ever happen. BUT STILL.
Anyway, I’m stoked. I was already pretty excited about the American Revolution-era fun that the main version of Assassin’s Creed III was set to bring, but this Vita version sounds really cool too. No word yet on whether or not it’ll be coming out for the 3DS, but I have my doubts about that one. We’d had rumblings about a Vita version of ACIII, but no one knew it’d be an all new game. Now I have TWO Assassin’s Creed games to get through this fall.