Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation is set in 18th Century New Orleans, “a city on the brink of a rebellion as the Spanish Empire imposes its new rule,” and puts players in the role of female assassin and “woman of conviction,” Aveline.
The game features all of the series’ key pillars, including “combat, free-roaming navigation and a rich story full of intrigue and twists,” as well as new features created exclusively for PlayStation Vita. The system’s touch panels, camera, and gyroscope will all be put to use in the game’s “distinctive combat, character interaction, deciphering and traversal controls.” The game will also boast a “unique” multiplayer mode “exclusively tailored” for PlayStation Vita.
“The release of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation will be the series’ most ambitious handheld offering to date,” said Geoffroy Sardin, chief EMEA sales and marketing officer at Ubisoft, and Tony Key, US senior vice-president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. “Combining the console-like experience with Sony PlayStation Vita exclusive features, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation will be a leading example of what gamers should expect from a handheld experience.”
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation is due for PlayStation Vita on October 30. An Assassin’s Creed: III Liberation PS Vita Bundle will be available featuring a crystal white PS Vita Wi-Fi system, 4GB Memory Card and a copy of the game. Consumers who purchase Assassin’s Creed III for PlayStation 3 and Liberation for Vita will unlock exclusive content, including an in-game version of Connor’s tomahawk, an exclusive character skin, a multiplayer character and a complete upgrade of all ammunition pouches.