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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I think this was probably the worst title in the entire series.

Yeah, I completed it... but holy god was it boring, even by AC standards.

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@naryanrobinson: more boring then odyssey? after 92 hrs I got every achievement but they're talking about ng+ now, and if they do an achievement for that i'll be dead long before this releases, from boredom. or self mutilation.

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Adam Jensen voice:

"I never asked for this"

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The original PC version still looks better

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3 was terrible, imo. It was the only AC game I started and didn't finish.

Plus, Ubisoft showed just how bad their "remasters" are with AC Rogue Remastered. IGN did a video comparison between the 360 and the X. There is basically no difference between the two. And Rogue was a game that more AC gamers didn't play because Unity came out the same week on newer gen systems, while Rogue was left behind on the 360/PS3. That was the best game in the series to remaster and they botched that.

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Since when is adding a urine colored tint over a game considered a remaster. Thank you Ubisoft for once again proving to me that you have no clue.

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@lonesamurai00: and some blinding god-rays on top of the urine thing.

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Great to see this game being remastered. A lot of older games need to be.

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Why this one?! 3 was the worst out of the series, I don't even remember hearing people ask for this.

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60fps performance plz or no sale from me. There really isn't any excuse for old games remastered on high-power systems, with even modern games achieving smooth frame rates. I don't care about a few more leaves on the bush textures.

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It's included with Odyssey season pass. In that respect, it is a good deal. With 2 3-episode expansions (including Atlantis storyline later this year) plus all the free monthly content for every Odyssey owner. I could be playing all year. New Creed in 2019 is not needed. That is the route people should go, to get jazzed for this. It's working for me.

I was lucky to get digital gold edition for $50 on sale at Christmas. Odyssey is phenomenal, wait for that sale.

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That game came out yesterday! Why don't they remaster Rainbow Six 3 instead? Siege is a lame spinoff ZZZ

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Remastering video games is the design equivalent of completing a paint-by-numbers book.

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This is so unnecessary. Pure cash grab. There’s a saying - “the only new music is the music you don’t remember.” That goes double for video games. The entire industry is a sham.

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Seriously wtf is this?

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Oh no, not assassin's creed remasters...
We're far from out of our misery!

There should be a gaming law to prevent remaking/remastering any game that is less than 10~15 years old...
This is getting ridiculous!
The main idea of remasters should be to allow new generations of gamers to play some masterpiece they might have missed or to allow players who loved it to revisit them in a brand new skin. (I don't think AC3 remake/remaster would look much different from the original release...)

Resident Evil 2 which was released 20 years ago is all a remake/remaster should be about!
This game deserved the remake and it's been worth it and done right!

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TBH, I'm afraid to toss any more money toward Ubi's "so called" Re-masters until they learn what a real Re-master is:

The AC 2 Ezio Collection on the One hardly looks touched up at all and still has the terrible old control system; AC Rogue looked a little better but not enough to warrant another purchase; and FacrCry 3 Classic has terrible frame rates and hardly looks any better than the original when compared

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@jedisith1981: the AC Ezio collection looks better on PS4, I've played it on both consoles. The PS4 version got a 4K rendering update which is why is looks a bit better than the Xbox version. Try it out if you'd like.

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@asultana121x: Weird! I don't see why the Xbox would get the same treatment? Was it before the X released? I hear Odyssey looks best on X. Surprised if Ubi has not issued a patch. I'm playing Odyssey on the PS4 Pro and it is damn pretty.

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This will forever be known as the remaster-gen.

I don’t think I have seen as many remasters of games that aren’t even really that old being ported to newer devices. It’s an easy cash grab for developers and just like people who will re-buy their favorite albums (From record, to Tape, to CD, to I-tunes/etc…) gamers are no different.

I know it makes more sense financially for companies to utilize this approach but for gamers real remakes (like RE2 remake.) are where its at. This is the other issue with a lot of the titles they are remastering. They’re not that old to warrant a full remake.

You’re not really adding much to games if you do a remake if the game in question is just a few years old as proper remakes change up the way (gameplay in many cases.) the game plays and feels in comparison to the original.

What these remasters come down to is nothing more than slightly prettier versions of their original source material (which is a probably the defining difference between remasters and remakes.). There is nothing wrong with this and gamers out there who are excited for an enhanced version of AC3 are I am sure no doubt excited but after just having played RE2 Remake it’s hard not to expect more from developers.

Oh, and yeah... pretty sure it will find its way onto the Switch.


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No One asked for this.

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Always thought it was strange this was considered the worst in the series, I actually quite enjoyed it! One of the more underrated titles out there, but still an odd choice to remaster

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@dubguin: I really enjoyed it as well. I for one don’t mind all these remasters, but I feel that I’m part of a minority that likes all the mainline AC games. It’s fun to re-play the games and get all the achievements/trophies all over again without any multiplayer ones in then to ruin it.

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If this is anymore than $30 it's a waste. Then again just get it on ps3 and save yourself all but $5. Its not that much different than this will be🤷‍♂️

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This is the one that put me off playing Assassins Creed for quite some time. I was actually under the impression most fans see as the worst in the series. Strange its the one getting the remaster.

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Well since this is a port of a really old game, of course it'll end up on Switch

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Batman (Bruce Wayne) should be able to keep up with the time paradoxes given he’s supposed to have genius level intellect.