Everybody has a chance to assume a double identity this week, with the release of Assassin's Creed III and 007 Legends. Will you be donning an assassin’s cloak and revisiting the American Revolution, or do your preferences demand the subtle suaveness of an MI6 agent?
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III hits Australian shores this week for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, whilst its spinoff title Assassin's Creed III: Liberation will see release for the PlayStation Vita.
Set during the American Revolution, Assassin's Creed III features a new protagonist named Connor who will involve himself in the ongoing struggle between the Templars and the Assassins. The game was built by Ubisoft Montreal and six collaborating studios on a new engine called Ubisoft-AnvilNext.
Assassin's Creed III will enjoy Ubisoft's biggest marketing campaign in company history, the firm's vice president of sales and marketing Tony Key, said in March. Additionally, the executive called Assassin's Creed III the largest launch in the publisher's history and noted that, by the time it arrives, the game will have been in development for three years.
Are you a fan of the Bond universe? 007 Legends is also out this week for Xbox 360 and PS3. The game includes missions from the newest Bond film, the yet to be released Skyfall, as well as five other Bond flicks: Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Moonraker, License to Kill, and Die Another Day.
On top of its story campaign, 007 Legends features the single-player MI6 Ops Missions mode, which made its debut in last year's well received GoldenEye 007: Reloaded. Additionally, the new game sports a local four-player split-screen mode, as well as a traditional online competitive play.
Other titles out this week include Transformers Prime: The Game, Angry Birds Trilogy, and Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park. Check out the full list of new releases below.
October 31, 2012
Assassin’s Creed III (360, PS3)
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation (Vita)
007 Legends (360, PS3)
Angry Birds Trilogy (360, PS3)
Moshi Monsters: Moshlings Theme Park (3DS, DS)
Pool Nation (360)
The Trash Pack (3DS, DS)
Transformers Prime: The Game (3DS, DS, Wii)
November 2, 2012
Football Manager 2012 (PC)