Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation was released on the PlayStation Vita in 2012 as a companion piece to Assassin’s Creed III on the consoles. Featuring Aveline, the game took place in New Orleans between 1765 and 1780, spanning the time period including the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. Aveline was born into a privileged life, though she had a mixed African/French heritage, and after witnessing the treatment of people of color ended up joining the Assassins and becoming an avid opponent of slavery. She joins the fight against the Templars as they attempt to take control of New Orleans after France handed over the city to Spain. She becomes instrumental in the Louisiana Rebellion that forced the Spanish and the Templars out of the city for two years, only to see them return in force.
Now the game is getting an upgrade to HD and being ported from Sony’s handheld to consoles, dropping the III from its title and now being called Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD. The game isn’t just a simple port, as missions have been reworked to improve pacing and add challenge, as well as adding new missions in relation to Aveline’s Personas. From the PlayStation. Blog: “Aveline is the first Assassin with such clearly different character types- Assassin, Lady, and Servant. Each persona has its own advantages and disadvantages when playing missions, and each generates a different reaction from the city life around Aveline. That’s a total of 15 missions delving deeper into Aveline’s story.” Check out the trailer below (courtesy Dali HD Gaming).
Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD will be available on the PS3 via PSN on Tuesday, January 14, for 19.99 (USD). The game comes out for the Xbox 360 and PC on the following day, Wednesday, January 15. Look for our review coming soon.
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