Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Brings to Life a New Chapter
Unlike previous installments of Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed III:Liberation is exclusively designed for the PlayStation Vita. It should hammer home the fact that this game is definitely breaking new ground. Not only does it boldly demonstrate a host of new features, but it also stands completely apart from other games in the series in terms of characters and story, while still managing to retain a distinctly “Assassin’s Creed” feel.
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Gameplay:
Thanks to the wide array of controls available on the PS Vita (with the touch screen, rear touch pad, cameras and gyroscope), Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation is able to revolutionize the gameplay of the Assassin’s Creed series and add new elements that would not have been possible on other platforms.
For example, the new ‘touch to kill’ option will allow ‘chain kills’ to be executed in quick succession after an initial number of attacks have already been strung together. A similar system is also supposedly in place for pick pocketing NPCs, and actions such as rowing boats will take advantage of the touch screen.
Seeing as the game is set in New Orleans and the Louisiana Bayou circa 1765 to 1780, you can expect to be able to explore dense swamps that are the home to numerous wild animals and other threats. All new weapons such as blowpipes, cleavers, plus sugarcane machetes will also make an appearance and many can be dual-wielded alongside the more familiar collection of swords, knives, and hidden blades.
An entire wardrobe of disguises will be made available in the game and these will provide advantages when they are donned, but also come with drawbacks as well.
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Characters:
The reason why Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation is truly a new chapter in the series is that it does not contain characters from any of the previous games. Instead, it introduces a new protagonist in the form of Aveline de Grandpre who is a female Assassin of mixed French and African descent.
Right now the only other character known to play a major role in the game is a former escaped slave by the name of Agate who recruits Aveline into the Brotherhood of Assassins and becomes her mentor. Other characters such as Elise (a smuggler) and Mackandal (an enemy of Agate) have been glimpsed in some of the released footage, but no details regarding the full length and breadth of their involvement have been forthcoming.
Also the main protagonist of Assassin’s Creed III, Connor Kenway, is supposed to cross paths with Aveline at some point or other – thus tying the storylines of the two games together.
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Official Trailer:
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Release Date:
Liberation is set to be released on the same date as Assassin’s Creed III – the 30th of October 2012. Once purchased, it can be linked with Assassin’s Creed III in order to unlock several bonuses such as an in-game version of Connor’s tomahawk, upgraded ammunition pouches, a new character skin, and a multiplayer character.
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation will also be available in the bundle pack for the new “Crystal White” Wi-Fi PS Vita.
In many ways, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation is not so much a departure from the Assassin’s Creed series as it is the beginning of a brave new journey and possibly an entirely new trend for the franchise itself!