Ubisoft announces Assassins Creed III: Liberation for PS Vita

Assassins Creed III is shaping up to be a pretty awesome take on one of Ubisoft’s most successful franchises, as plenty of information and video has shown us today. However, Ubisoft also announced a companion piece to the main game would make it’s way exclusively to the Playstation Vita, featuring the first ever female assassin as a main character.

Set in 18th century New Orleans, Liberation puts you in the shoes of Aveline, fighting against the opression (and I’m sure Templars) of the Spanish Empire. Liberation promises to offer up the same open-world environment found in the main console Assassin Creed titles, offering that up for the first time on a portable device. The glimpse we got of the gameplay sure looked like the familiar Assassins Creed style, and I’m definitely looking forward to taking my stealth kills on the road.

Check out the full press release, a handful of screens, and the video below for more information.
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Game Introduces the First Full Assassin?s Creed Experience on a Handheld Device

LOS ANGELES ? June 4, 2012 ? Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced that Assassin?s Creed? III Liberation will be released on October 30 exclusively for the PlayStation?Vita handheld entertainment system, bringing the full Assassin?s Creed experience to a handheld device for the first time.

Assassin?s Creed III Liberation includes key pillars of the franchise that fans of the series know and love, including combat, free-roaming navigation and a rich story full of intrigue and twists, delivering a true Assassin?s Creed experience to the PS Vita system.

Gamers play as the series? first female protagonist, Aveline. A woman of conviction, Aveline is fighting for freedom in 18th-century New Orleans ? a city on the brink of a rebellion as the Spanish Empire imposes its new rule.

Assassin?s Creed III Liberation also features PS?Vita-specific controls, making the most of the system?s touchscreen and rear touch pad, cameras and gyroscope. These include distinctive combat, character interaction, deciphering and traversal controls ? all delivering an immersive handheld Assassin?s Creed experience. Assassin?s Creed III Liberation will also bring a unique multiplayer experience to the series exclusively tailored for the PS Vita system.

?The release of Assassin?s Creed III Liberation will be the series’ most ambitious handheld offering to date,? said Geoffroy Sardin, chief EMEA sales and marketing officer at Ubisoft/Tony Key, US senior vice-president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft. ?Combining the console-like experience with features exclusive to PS Vita system, Assassin?s Creed III Liberation will be a leading example of what gamers should expect from a handheld experience.”

PlayStation? fans who pick up both Assassin?s Creed III Liberation for the PS Vita system and Assassin?s Creed III for the PlayStation?3 computer entertainment system will receive exclusive content, including an in-game version of Connor?s tomahawk, an exclusive character skin, a multiplayer character and a complete upgrade of all ammunition pouches.

Assassin?s Creed III Liberation will launch October 30th in stores and on the PlayStation?Network for PS Vita system. For more information on Assassin?s Creed III Liberation, please visit: www.assassinscreed.com/liberation

About Assassin?s Creed:
Initially launched in 2007, the first four Assassin?s Creed games have sold more than 38 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin?s Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, Facebook games, novels, short films and more.

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers For the 2011?12 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.061 billion euros. To learn more, please visit:www.ubisoftgroup.com.