Assassin's Creed 3 Remaster Release Date Confirmed, But Not For Switch

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Assassin's Creed III: Remastered's release date has finally been announced, but so far it doesn't look like it's coming to Nintendo Switch--despite those recent rumors suggesting it was on the way. The game launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 29.

Alongside Assassin's Creed III is a remastered edition of Assassin's Creed III: Liberation--once a PS Vita exclusive--and the Tyranny of King Washington DLC series. Together, the collection features 4K HDR upgrades on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC, as well as "higher resolution textures, a new graphics engine and several other graphical enhancements." The collection can be bought standalone, but it's also included for no extra cost in the Assassin's Creed Odyssey season pass.

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Multiple retailer listings had suggested an Assassin's Creed collection was to launch for Nintendo Switch this month. Ubisoft's press release confirming Assassin's Creed III: Remastered's launch date for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, however, fails to mention a Switch version. GameSpot contacted Ubisoft for clarification on whether the remaster will come to Switch and was again told the publisher would not comment on rumors or speculation.

Ubisoft plans to support the most recent entry in the series, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, throughout the year with new content and updates; in fact, a New Game Plus mode has just been announced. We already know it will not release a full-fledged new game in the series in 2019.

Assassin's Creed III was first released for PS3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U in 2012. We awarded the game an 8.5/10 in our Assassin's Creed III review; critic Kevin VanOrd said it "expands the series' gameplay in enjoyable and sensible ways."

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