Another one of Ubisoft’s massive E3 2012 surprises has been foiled, this time with a so-called Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation being revealed for the PlayStation Vita, which stars a female protagonist named Aveline.
The Assassin’s Creed series has impressed millions of fans from all over the world and, with the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III
, it’s looking set to once again deliver a high quality experience with a new protagonist – Connor – and in a new historical setting – the American Revolution.
Besides this full-fledged installment
for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U platforms, Ubisoft is also set to deliver Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, an exclusive game for the PlayStation Vita.
The first details about the title arrive from Game Informer magazine, via NeoGAF
, which says that it will appear at the same time as the full-fledged experience, October 30, and will take place in New Orleans, between 1765 and 1780.
By far the most impressive aspect, however, is the fact that the protagonist is a female assassin called Aveline, who’s an African American with French roots mentored by an escaped slave called Agate, the leader of the Assassins from New Orleans.
The game is being developed by Ubisoft Sofia and will deliver “true Assassin’s Creed gameplay,” meaning players will be able to do all sorts of things in the game, like exploring the New Orleans area without needing to sit through loading screens.
A multiplayer mode is also included in Liberation, one that’s specifically tailored for the PS Vita, according to Ubisoft.
The game also makes use of the portable console’s different features, including the front and reach touch controls, which are employed by the pickpocket mechanic.
According to the report, Liberation is actually a propaganda tool made by Abstergo Industries, the current-day corporation run by the Templars, and sees someone else use the Animus machine to control Aveline during her experience.
No other details are known as of yet, but you can expect everything to be revealed later today, during Ubisoft’s E3 2012 conference.