While the Assassin’s Creed III on consoles and PC is certainly the main attraction this fall as far as the Desmond Miles story goes, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation will certainly look to make a few waves on the PSVita. With that thought comes a new developer diary from the Ubisoft team working on Liberation.
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As the video hints, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation is set in 18th century New Orleans and stars protagonist Aveline de Grandpré. Aveline’s story is set during the same tumultuous period as Connor Kenway’s–their paths are even said to cross in Liberation–but Aveline is not a Desmond Miles memory. Instead, the game’s plot is an Abstergo-created experience to show the “gray area” of the ancient struggle between Templars and Assassins. Throughout the game, Aveline will be scouted and tempted by both the Templars and the Assassins. If none of that background made sense to you, either read up on Assassin’s Creed lore or play through some of the series.
Like Connor, Aveline is of mixed decent–African and French. The dev diary shows off some of her heritage and her weapons, citing the blow-pipe and her whip. The hope with Liberation is to “bring the full AC experience onto the Vita.”
As seen at the end of the video, pre-ordering Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation grants players a ceremonial dagger, an alligator hunter hat, an upgraded poison dart pouch, and a Mackandal Bodyguard multiplayer character. By syncing Liberation with your PS3 copy of Assassin’s Creed III, you can also receive Connor’s tomahawk and a few other goodies.
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation makes its way to the PSVita on October 30.