Assassin's Creed Liberation HD hits PS3 on January 14

Ubisoft confirms launch date for upcoming; no word on Xbox 360 or PC release date.

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Ubisoft announced today that Assassin's Creed Liberation HD will arrive for PlayStation 3 through the PlayStation Store on January 14, 2014. The game will be available for $20.

A high-definition version of the 2012 PlayStation Vita game, Assassin's Creed Liberation HD features 15 new missions based on main character Aveline's three personas: Assassin, Lady, and Servant.

The game is set in New Orleans between 1765 and 1780 in the period spanning the end of the French and Indian War, up to the middle of the American Revolution. The game tells the story of Aveline, the first female lead in the series, who is of mixed French and African heritage.

Recruited to the Assassins by an escaped slave, Aveline joins the struggle against the Templars as they try to take control of New Orleans following France’s handover of the city to Spain. Striking hard and fast, she is instrumental in the Louisiana Rebellion that forces the Spanish and Templars out of the city for nearly two years before they return in force.

Assassin's Creed Liberation HD is also in development at Ubisoft Sofia for Xbox 360 and PC, though release dates for those platforms have not been announced.

For more, check out GameSpot's review of the original Assassin's Creed III: Liberation.

Discussion

29 comments
thaflu
thaflu

This game sucked on the Vita. It was very boring, the story seemed very random, and it just felt thrown together. I bought this on release day and was very disappointed.

Laedipiros
Laedipiros

great game for the VITA, not so good for the PS3,

the main problem for me was the sound effects, they were pretty glitsy, especially in the bayou (jungle)

soulless4now
soulless4now

Mooooo! jk

That's my kind of price anyway.


rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

this was one of the big reasons of me buying vita, the game was excellent for handheld but i doubt it will be as fun on home consoles. It is like the Metal Gear Solid - Peace Walker for psp. you can surely enjoy but it will be a short game as compered to MGS 4

DrRockso87
DrRockso87

I hope the game plays better on consoles than it did on the Vita. Not dissing the Vita but the controls were pretty bad.

battlefront1943
battlefront1943

Really looking forward to this title!  Yes, it may not be up to the reasonably high standards of the AC console games, but I enjoy the character and love the setting.  From what I have read previously, there's been a lot of tweaking to this console port -- graphics, gameplay, and possibly additional story.  For $20 I'll definitely give it a go.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

Hope they improve and make the Game world bigger.

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

Might be interested if it supports cross-buy with the Vita version

LeviHarris
LeviHarris

Owned and played the Vita version, but couldn't stand what it was doing to my love for this series. It was good but not great. The controls were floaty and stiff at the same time -- and the graphics, while great for the Vita, were choppy and inconsistent to say the least. There were bugs galore and weird resets that I'd experience so I never got to finish it. I'll keep an eye out when it's re-released because the setting was a lot of fun, the story...nonexistent? No, convoluted and incomplete. But for $20 I'd romp around the bayou again with tighter controls and no slowdown. As long as they allow you to change outfits on the fly...because that was tedious as hell. 

wgerardi
wgerardi

This trailer needs more Drake.

unreal101
unreal101

So, as someone who likes AC in general but doesn't know anything about this game - is it worth my $20?

LegatoJoe
LegatoJoe

I have played and beaten every single Assassin's Creed game, including the handheld ones, and unfortunately I can say this one was by far the worst game of the series. No idea why they are making it into an HD remake, but I presume it was because the Vita game did not sell as well as they wanted. The game had a similar system for money-making that the other games featured in terms of sending people off to do "missions" in the background while you play the main game, but it had the unforgivable mistake where you could only manage this process from one point in the entire game, and you had to walk there each time you wanted to embark on new missions. It made the entire thing very tedious and the opposite of fun. Also the system was not well-explained anywhere so there were a lot of times early on where I failed the missions and lost a lot of money. 

But this wasn't all, the game also featured sub-par voice acting and a useless story as well. It was by no means the worst game I've ever played, but definitely the worst Assassin's Creed game. I think I am done with the series as a whole though, because I also thought Assassin's Creed 3 could've been better, and I'm getting tired of playing the same game over and over again. AC Liberation was indeed "different" from the rest of the series, but not in a good way.

LADIES_MAN_2013
LADIES_MAN_2013

As if yearly releases weren't enough. What next? Monthly releases, Ubisoft?

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Churn it out, Ubisoft.  Churn it out.

blackace
blackace

Glad I didn't buy the PSVita version. Now I can get this for my XBox 360 when it's released.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@majin  Would be pretty much the same gameplay on the original Vita release. Could just check out videos for that if you want to see gameplay.

LegatoJoe
LegatoJoe

This game is not even on the same planet as AC2. Liberation is much worse. No idea why this guy thinks that.

sargentpsgamer
sargentpsgamer

@unreal101 Its one of the best Vita titles, but its not one of the best Assassins Creed titles. Its probably a little better than AC2 at best.

jk12324
jk12324

@LegatoJoe I seriously doubt it is worse than Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines.

LegatoJoe
LegatoJoe

Haha yeah, Bloodlines wasn't that good either but I dunno... that game felt like it stayed true to itself more than this one did. I agree that Bloodlines was a very stripped down AC title but Liberation felt different from the other AC games and not in good ways. None of the "enhancements" or new features paid off or made any sense with the way they were executed.

Forcecaster
Forcecaster

@Jeff_Langlois @blackace Right at the end of the article: "Assassin's Creed Liberation HD is also in development at Ubisoft Sofia for Xbox 360 and PC, though release dates for those platforms have not been announced." It will be released on all platforms, just the release date is unknown.

shadycoveballer
shadycoveballer

@Jeff_Langlois @Forcecaster @blackace By the way, the PC version releases on January 15th, check Steam. Don't know about the 360 version though. I'll definitely be passing this up, I mean come on, the best AC title to date is gonna release on November 19th on PC and Oct. 29th on consoles. Who is gonna care about this???