ac3 liberation Assassins Creed III Comes to the Vita with Female LeadFrom the latest trailer to the leaked screenshots from earlier this year, Assassin’s Creed III is shaping up to look like a really good game. So good, in fact, that I know plenty of Vita owners out there were getting a little jealous. Well, worry no more!  Ubisoft has announced plans for Assassin’s Creed III Liberation, a Vita-exclusive title taking place in the same American Revolution time period as the original. Liberation will feature additional locations, a new storyline, and most excitingly (for me) a female protagonist. An article from the latest edition of Game Informer has more information.

 The article on the game reveals some initial details, including an expected release date and some story elements. A NeoGaf user posted some key points from the Game Informer preview:

      It’s out same day as AC3 (October 30)
      Location is New Orleans
      Female assassin named Aveline of mixed heritage
      Looks like same time period as AC3
      Ubisoft Sofia is developing
      Takes place between 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”
      Connor and Aveline will meet in Liberation
      Front and read touch controls are used to pickpocket
      New weapons added, including sugarcane machete, pistols, muskets, and grenades

Ubisoft will almost certainly be revealing more about Assassin’s Creed III Liberation at E3, so keep an eye on our E3 coverage for more information. Until then, click the image below to view the full-sized version.

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