Ubisoft has revealed Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation for the PlayStation Vita. The game will be a narrative extension for Assassin’s Creed III, and will feature the series’ first-ever female assassin. The game’s devs claim this game will bring “the full Assassins Creed experience to a handheld device for the first time.”
Players will take control of Aveline De Grandpré, an assassin of French and African descent, and “a woman of conviction…fighting for freedom in 18th century New Orleans.” The footage looks fantastic, almost on par with what we’ve seen of Assassin’s Creed 3 thus far.
Liberation will feature controls built to take control of the Vita’s unique features,such as the system’s touchscreen and rear touch pad, cameras and gyroscope. It will also be able to connect with Assassin’s Creed 3, which launches the same day- which will unlock special features including “an in-game version of Connors tomahawk, an exclusive character skin, a multiplayer character and a complete upgrade of all ammunition pouches.”
“The release of Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will be a leading example of what gamers should expect from a handheld experience,” announced Ubisoft’s Geoffroy Sardin.
Many gamers have a bad taste in their mouth from the most recent portable outing of Assassin’s Creed, Bloodlines for the PSP. It looks like the team is doing everything they can to turn around gamers’ outlook of full console experiences on a handheld.
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation releases on the same day as Assassin’s Creed III: October 30, 2012.