Assassin's Creed III: Liberation coming to Vita

First female protagonist debuting in Assassin's Creed III tie-in as Game Informer subscribers divulge details for handheld installment in Ubisoft stealth action franchise.

The first Assassin's Creed game for the PlayStation Vita will also be the first to feature a female assassin in the lead role. As detailed by Game Informer subscribers on NeoGAF, the newest issue of the magazine details Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, set for release alongside Assassin's Creed III this October.

Connor won't be the only assassin for the forefathers to worry about.

Set around the mid- to late-18th century, Liberation stars Aveline, a mixed heritage assassin whose travels will take her from New Orleans to Mexico. Developed by Ubisoft Sofia (Prince of Persia Trilogy HD), the game will reportedly feature "true Assassin's Creed gameplay," with a focus on large gameplay areas free of loading screens.

The reveal of a female Assassin's Creed lead, especially one set around the same Revolutionary War time period as Assassin's Creed III, is surprising given >recent comments from that game's creative director Alex Hutchinson. In March, Hutchinson addressed calls for a female lead, saying, "It's always up in the air. I think lots of people want it, [but] in this period it's been a bit of a pain. The history of the American Revolution is the history of men… It felt like, if you had all these men in every scene and you're secretly, stealthily in crowds of dudes [as a female assassin], it starts to feel kind of wrong. People would stop believing it."

Expect more details on Assassin's Creed: Liberation to be revealed during GameSpot's live stream of Ubisoft's E3 media briefing Monday at 3 p.m. PST.

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dinslacck
dinslacck

this is the game i'm waiting for.. a game that worth to show off and be addicted

rosk
rosk

Also carnt wait for this game. Looks amazing. Other games to look out for are obviously Call of Duty vita, Final Fantasy X (YES ITS COMING TO VITA!!!!) and MGS HD. Also if you have not played it check out the gravity rush demo on the PS store. It does a fantastic job of showing how the gameplay works. Really excited for that one. As for AC3 liberation, be intresting to see more screens, the vita can handle powerful games so im hoping the actual in-game world is a fair size similar to the first AC. I think hoping for a world the size of AC2 would be hoping too much :)

rosk
rosk

I think the vita is a fantastic handheld and ive had it from release day and never regretted it. The only people who hate the Vita are the ones who carnt afford it. sorry but its true. trying buying one before you rip it off.

graveyardfire
graveyardfire

So you can not play as a male assassin on the ps vita!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bonander
bonander

This is awesome news!  I'm dying for new vita games, and this just shot up to my most anticipated title.  And a female protaganist, awesome.  I was so worried that the vita AC3 would be a port.

SteelCurtainX
SteelCurtainX

It's kind of disappointing that this is only for the Vita, but I guess it will encourage fans to buy one.  There's still time to have a female lead or important female main character in a pc/console Assassin's creed game.  The story doesn't look like it's coming to a close any time soon. 

jedicommand7
jedicommand7

The Vita is starting to look better and better.

Henninger
Henninger

Well now i know when im getting my VIta.

jnw93
jnw93

think i mite get a Vita for Xmas if they r making games like this1

ArikasoWab0
ArikasoWab0

Its just great how all the people who don't own a Vita either say 'I need one now!' or 'I hate its guts'...

This is great news for Vita owners and for those planning on purchasing one. I'm hoping for an open world similar to inFamous 2's New Marais, although set in the 1700s...

 

Those people who are complaining because of Vita exclusivity, shut it! You have AC3; you have loads of other games. If you want this version, then buy a Vita. Trust me, it's worth it! Games like Wipeout 2048 and Gravity Rush look amazing on this handheld, and this is still only its first year.

For all those people saying 'its going to be rubbish because its on a handheld', you obviously have little or no knowledge of the PS Vita. Please do a little research before denying a game a chance before it's even been officially announced.

Falcon084
Falcon084

Awesome! Can't wait. My Vita needs games!

Foppe
Foppe

Wonder how long it will take until we get a console port.

krishnaV_
krishnaV_

A female assassin ... thats not a bad idea.. They better have a really good story line though.. AC3 storyline seems like one heck of a controversial soup.. It would be weak to have a bleak storyline for the feminine assassin.

yavix
yavix

Sounds cool. When I finally get around to getting a Vita I'll pick it up.

EvJvs
EvJvs

A female assassin is awesome, but could we not have her on PS3/XBOX? It's a bit weak, and maybe just milking it a bit.

DarthLod
DarthLod

They FINALLY make a female assassin as the lead, something I have wanted for ages, but it is only on the freakin' worthless Vita? What idiot thought this idea up? People want things like this on the actual PS3, on the big screen with an actual controller, not some garbage handheld staring at a little screen. Seriously, this is a waste of time only being on some Vita/PSP  handheld crap. And, frankly, it spits in the face of many AC fans who have wanted a female lead....because they should be playing her on PS3/X360 in HD properly with an actual controller.

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

It's releasing along with AC 3? Why do I get the feeling it's being rushed?

Serpens_Solida
Serpens_Solida

A female character for VITA. That is so weak. Bad marketing.

Aran1970
Aran1970

Damn it! now i have to get a PS Vita

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

Sounds moderately interesting. Please, PLEASE, for the love of God, Ubisoft, don't shoehorn in a bunch of crappy motion/touch control schemes just because the Vita supports it. And if you do, please make an option to play the game with REGULAR, PUSH-THE-BUTTON controls like we've all enjoyed for 30+ years now. Thanks.

Kha0710
Kha0710

sweet !!! wating for Sony Comference in E3! hope this will be good \m/

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Wow, they could have easily bade a port of AC 3 into vita. This is so much better, a very good game to complement AC3 and a good reason to get vita/

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

Sweet!! Kinda cool to finally get a female assassin, too. Being a gal, myself, I can't complain....of course my purse might, lol. 

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

seems pretty weird for the vita but i'll look out for it i think it will seem pretty interesting

Smokescreened84
Smokescreened84

As for the notion of disbelief - Free falling in AC2 and having a fight during that, the entire story angle that the series has taken, the Animus itself.  Having the choice to play as female in the series would be a lot more believable than the concept of the series. 

Smokescreened84
Smokescreened84

It's taken them long enough, but why the Vita?  Couldn't it have been a release for more than the Vita?  Or having gender choice in AC3 itself?

 

It's good to see them finally allow a female in the series who isn't just the support role or sex interest, but a Vita release only is not a good idea.  Those who like the Vita and have one, or intend on buying one will be glad, but those who don't want a Vita and have no intention on buying one will just pass it by.

 

I won't be buying a Vita, not interested in one at all.  So I'll be passing this game up.

GameGirl624
GameGirl624

I always like seeing female protagonists, but I agree with S_h_a_d_o; it's not enough to make me want to go out and buy a PS Vita.

MattUK07
MattUK07

lets hope they'll show this off at Sonys conference.  PS Vita needs titles like this to sell

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

Kudos to Ubisoft for [finally] incorporating a female protagonist into the franchise, but it's not going to entice me to purchase a Vita.

lensflare15
lensflare15

Well that's good, the Vita needs some more big name titles.  Hopefully it'll actually be a quality game and not a rushed port.

ivan_osorio
ivan_osorio

Spin-off / Tie-in announced before main game retails. Classy.

gtkyzur
gtkyzur

Watch this flop and get ported to real gaming platforms like the 3DS, Wii U, and XBLA.

gangstalulu
gangstalulu

WHY? why put a female protagonist in a handheld game instead of the main console series? i don't think people are going to buy a Vita because of this. or take this as canon.

 

Petnos
Petnos

Well, if any handheld can do it, it's the Vita.

I hope they actually TRY and make this game good, unlike most Vita releases which feel slapped together for the sole sake of having a game with your name on it on the new handheld.

M-Mniny
M-Mniny

I don't have a Vita .. and I'm not planning on buying one ..

still, the idea of a non-sexualized  female protagonist in a Video Game is definitely to root for !

hopefully that will be the case in that game ..

radcrab123
radcrab123

idk about this but i will keep following it

 

gtkyzur
gtkyzur

 @Foppe Not that long, a couple of months at most.

gtkyzur
gtkyzur

 @DarthLod This will only be a timed exclusive, Ubisoft isn't foolish enough to make any vita exclusives.

MEFreak1984
MEFreak1984

 @gtkyzurYeah, cause the 3DS is SO much better than Vita in terms of hardware and power.

And the Wii U is gonna fizzle out before Assassin's Creed is even considered for a Nintendo system.

MEFreak1984
MEFreak1984

 @gtkyzurYeah, cause the 3DS is SO much better than Vita in terms of hardware and power.

 

ArikasoWab0
ArikasoWab0

 @gtkyzur I seriously doubt that. They may bring the female character to future AC console games but they won't bring the entire game over as well (unless they are aiming for cross-play).

MEFreak1984
MEFreak1984

 @gtkyzur

 And if it's anything like Darksiders 2, and the rest of the third party games coming to the Wii U, it will be delayed for at least a year.

zerooo0
zerooo0

 @gtkyzur If your gonna troll about the Vita, at least do it right.