Update: Also as we heard before, our new assassin's name is Aveline, a "woman of conviction." The game takes place in 18th century New Orleans, and will take advantage of the Vita's suite of unique input methods to provide "distinctive combat, character interaction, deciphering and traversal controls." Multiplayer has also been "tailored" to the Vita, though no further specifics were given.
Specifics were given, however, on the game's PS3-unlocked goodies, which include "an in-game version of Connor's tomahawk, an exclusive character skin, a multiplayer character and a complete upgrade of all ammunition pouches."
Game Introduces the First Full Assassin's Creed Experience on a Handheld Device
LOS ANGELES – June 4, 2012 – Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced that Assassin's Creed® III Liberation will be released on October 30 exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, bringing the full Assassin's Creed experience to a handheld device for the first time.
Assassin's Creed III Liberation includes key pillars of the franchise that fans of the series know and love, including combat, free-roaming navigation and a rich story full of intrigue and twists, delivering a true Assassin's Creed experience to the PS Vita system.
Gamers play as the series' first female protagonist, Aveline. A woman of conviction, Aveline is fighting for freedom in 18th-century New Orleans – a city on the brink of a rebellion as the Spanish Empire imposes its new rule.
Assassin's Creed III Liberation also features PS®Vita-specific controls, making the most of the system's touchscreen and rear touch pad, cameras and gyroscope. These include distinctive combat, character interaction, deciphering and traversal controls – all delivering an immersive handheld Assassin's Creed experience. Assassin's Creed III Liberation will also bring a unique multiplayer experience to the series exclusively tailored for the PS Vita system.
"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/Tony Key, US senior vice-president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. "Combining the console-like experience with features exclusive to PS Vita system, Assassin's Creed III Liberation will be a leading example of what gamers should expect from a handheld experience."
PlayStation® fans who pick up both Assassin's Creed III Liberation for the PS Vita system and Assassin's Creed III for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system will receive 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.
Assassin's Creed III Liberation will launch October 30th in stores and on the PlayStation®Network for PS Vita system. For more information on Assassin's Creed III Liberation, please visit: www.assassinscreed.com/liberation
About Assassin's Creed:
Initially launched in 2007, the first four Assassin's Creed games have sold more than 38 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin's Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, Facebook games, novels, short films and more.