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All Articles: Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation
Aveline de Grandpre, the first female Assassin to star in Ubisoft’s long-running Assassin’s Creed series, will make the leap from Sony’s Vita handheld to the PC and consoles this week in Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD.
The remake is now available to download from the Xbox Live Game Store for $19.99 and features improved high definition graphics and new missions for the main character.
So sail the high seas and read all about it here:
Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD, is the remastered striking chapter of the pre-American Revolution Assassin’s Creed saga . The year is 1765. As the events leading up to the American Revolution heat up in the north, Spanish forces plan to take control of Louisiana in the south – but they have yet to reckon with Aveline, an Assassin with a French and African mixed heritage, who finds herself on an unforgettable journey that will take her from the crowded streets of New Orleans to voodoo-haunted swamps and ancient Mayan ruins. Taking full advantage of its new hardware, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD introduces graphical improvements and new missions that dive deeper into Aveline’s story.
Sony has performed their weekly update of the PlayStation Update and added a quintet of new games to the digital download service.
This week’s biggest release is Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD. Ubisoft is giving the Vita title a second lease on life as a downloadable title on the PS3. In addition to the HD makeover, the first female Assassin will be able to undertake new missions and new adventures.
Also available this week is Double Dragon, a one-on-one fighter originally released exclusively for the PSone in Japan. Best of all, it’s based on the 1994 film that starred Scott Wolf, Robert Patrick, and Alyssa Milano.
Hit the break for more details on both of these titles as well as The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief, a PS3 adventure game, and a pair of Vita games: Age of Zombies!, a comedy adventure, and Doodle Devil, a puzzle game with a sinister twist.
Instead of its originally planned Fall 2013 release date, Ubisoft has snuck Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD into 2014.
The downloadable remake of last year’s Vita exclusive has been priced at $19.99 by Ubisoft. It will be released through PC download services and the PlayStation Store on January 15. The Xbox Live Arcade edition doesn’t have a confirmed release date yet, but it too will be released in January 2014.
Ubisoft has also revealed that if you plan on purchasing the Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Season Pass for the PS3 or Xbox 360, you’ll receive $5 off Liberation HD.
Depending on who you asked, many gamers preferred the Vita-exclusive Assassin’s Creed: Liberation to last year’s “main” AssCreed game, Assassin’s Creed III. Ubisoft heard your cries and the company has announced plans to release Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD for the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, and PC download platforms this Fall.
More than a mere port, Liberation HD will include “a complete graphical overhaul, re-mastered music and sound effects, a revamped gameplay experience, and new missions that dive deeper into Aveline’s story.”
If you missed Aveline de Grandpre’s first adventure last year, you should definitely watch the trailer above to catch up.
[Source: Ubisoft’s UbiBlog]
Some people out there still love the Vita as the Writers Guild of America has bestowed the 2013 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing on the scribes who penned Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. So congratulations need to go out to scriptwriters Richard Farrese and Jill Murray.
Liberation triumphed over several higher-profile nominees including its console big brother, Assassin’s Creed III, as well as 007 Legends, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Halo 4, and Uncharted: Golden Abyss.
This is the second Writers Guild Award for the Assassin’s Creed series, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood won in 2011.
The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominees for their 2013 Writers Guild Awards, and with them, the nominees for “Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing.”
To be eligible for consideration, this year’s nominees include games that were released between December 1, 2011 and November 30, 2012 on featured on-screen writing credits. This year, the Guild has continued their love affair with Ubisoft and the Uncharted series by bestowing nominations on Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, and Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Other nominated games for 2013 include Halo 4, 007 Legends, and Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two.
The 2013 Writers Guild Awards will take place on Sunday, February 17, 2013. A complete list of the nominated writers and editors can be found after the break. (more…)
The Fall gaming rush is definitely in full swing now as nearly 50 new games will make their way onto store shelves next week. Here are the highlights:
- Ubisoft’s time travelling trilogy comes to a close with Assassin’s Creed III (PC, PS3, Xbox 360) and its Vita-exclusive side story, Assassins Creed III: Liberation.
- Criterion recreates the classic Need For Speed game Need For Speed: Most Wanted (PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Vita).
- Your yearly dose of video wrasslin’ returns to the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 thanks to THQ’s WWE ’13.
- Fly you fools… And be sure to check out Lego Lord of the Rings (3DS, DS, PS3, Vita, Wii, Xbox 360).
- The Underrated Zone of the Enders series has been remade for HD consoles and repackaged as Zone of the Enders HD Collection (PS3, Xbox 360).
- Finally, Level-5’s Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask makes it way to the 3DS today. So that’s cool.
Hit the jump for a complete detailing of this week’s new releases. (more…)