Hey, want another big reason to own the PlayStation Vita?

It's a standalone tie-in to the upcoming blockbuster for consoles, Assassin's Creed III . Game Informer subscribers at NeoGAF have filled everyone one in on the leaked information: Assassin's Creed III: Liberation for the Vita will feature a female protagonist and launch alongside ACIII for PS3, 360 and PC this October.

Set in the mid-to-late 18th century, we will play as Aveline, another "mixed heritage assassin" (like ACIII's Connor), and she will explore a variety of locales ranging from New Orleans to Mexico. Boasting "true Assassin's Creed gameplay" with an emphasis on the large, free-roaming environments for which this franchise is so well known, Liberation should be a portable triumph. They're even saying loading screens won't hinder our progress.

If you're wondering, this story will apparently have no connection to Desmond, the "real" main character in the series. Also, another interesting tidbit: Aveline and Connor will meet, which could shed more light on Connor's history and upcoming experiences in ACIII. Obviously, you can expect Ubisoft to officially lift the lid on this one at their E3 press conference on Monday, 3 p.m. PST, so stay tuned.

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bebestorm
bebestorm
8 years ago

Im happy its not a ACIII port! Sounds awesome I'll get it whenever I buy a vita.

frylock25
frylock25
8 years ago

damn it now i have to buy 2 ac3 games!! actually this is awesome news i really look forward to playing these games. i hope there are some interchanging things between the games. weapons or something. excellent news

Agent_47
Agent_47
8 years ago

Yes yes yes!! I'm with you frylock25, now I have two
AC games to buy! A female assassin and with a
New Orleans setting sounds awesome!

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
8 years ago

It's great to hear that we're not just getting a port of the main console game. And here's hoping that Ubisoft will do something really neat between the PS3 and Vita games. That could turn to out to be something quite spectacular.

My god, can I get more swamped with Assassin's Creed games? LOL I just started playing Brotherhood last week! Anyway, I'm definitely picking this and AC III, though I still have to go finish Brother and start with Revelations.

Jed
Jed
8 years ago

I'm in the same boat. I got the platinum trophy on ACII, but have not even started Brotherhood yet. Here's hoping I have the money for both Revelations and ACIII. Oh yea, AND Liberation!

gumbi
gumbi
8 years ago

Awesome! If my Vita purchase hadn't already been justified, this news seals it!

dmiitrie
dmiitrie
8 years ago

Here's hoping they'll follow up with a ps3 port sometime soon.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
8 years ago

Granted that this is a game by Ubisoft, Sony would be better off not doing this with the games they make for the Vita (at least within a few months' of its release).

The main reason people would buy a system would be the games they cannot find anywhere else (e.g. Gravity Rush, Escape Plan, and this game). If Sony or the other devs would port the games on the PS3 so soon, people would not buy the Vita knowing that the game will eventually find its way on the PS3.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
8 years ago

Glad to hear that this is a standalone offering, rather than the simple port that was being bandied about last month. It's definitely on the hitlist for when I finally pick up a Vita.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
8 years ago

This is huge news. This will temp 360 loyalists to buy a vita much more than uncharted golden abyss would.

Way more excited for this than having just ACIII on the vita.

Bet this is what had Pachter excited 2 weeks ago.

___________
___________
8 years ago

few, i was so disappointed that the vita version would be a port.
lets just hope it turns out a dam side better than bloodlines………..

Beamboom
Beamboom
8 years ago

Gotta love female protagonists. Good stuff.

cadpig
cadpig
8 years ago

Looks great. Already have it on pre order.


Last edited by cadpig on 7/3/2012 8:39:00 AM