Assassin’s Creed: Liberation Sneaking onto Consoles?
Evidence is mounting in support of Aveline, the series’ first female protagonist, making the move from her PS Vita debut to home consoles.
This graphic leaked all over the internet displays a list of familiar and not so familiar Ubisoft properties, including names for both Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD – the rumored console port in question – and Assassin’s Creed: Pirates, which is undoubtedly related to the forthcoming Black Flag and its focus on surly individuals that constantly keep the word “Ahoy” ready at the tip of their tongues.
The list of leaked titles, featuring mobile, digital, and free-to-play games, has been confirmed by Ubisoft to be real. More details are incoming September 10th, according to the publisher.
Handheld “exclusive” titles, more and more often, seem to be shedding that bond of exclusivity nowadays, huh? So long as its attached to a best selling franchise, publishers such as Capcom (Resident Evil: Revelations) and Konami (Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate) are downright uncomfortable letting their breadwinners stagnate on one device and one device only.
I can see why. I’m a part of the demographic they hope to capture. With no Vita in my ownership and no close plans to alter that fact, I wouldn’t have had a chance to hunker on down with Liberation otherwise. Hopefully it isn’t an “as is” HD port, though – Aveline’s quest wasn’t without hiccups, apparently.
UPDATE: Ubisoft has confirmed console owners will get to pop their blades in 17th century New Orleans once Liberation HD releases for the PC, PS3, and 360 sometime next year.
Upping the scale from the small screen to the flat screen, the original game’s developers, Ubisoft Sofia, are enhancing the audio, finessing the graphics to match ACIII’s visuals, and adjusting the AI. The transition won’t be without loss, however, as missions reliant on the Vita’s touch-pad are getting the axe (or the tomahawk, as it were).