Ubisoft and Sony Computer Entertainment have announced a partnership to give gamers exclusive content for Assassin’s Creed III on PlayStation®3 and for Assassin’s Creed III Liberation for PS Vita. SCE also will provide specially-priced bundles of each game for its systems.
This partnership provides PlayStation®3 gamers exclusive access to four downloadable single-player missions at the launch of Assassin’s Creed III. Along with these missions, gamers who purchase both Assassin’s Creed III for PlayStation® 3 and Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will receive exclusive unlockable items for Liberation, including an in-game version of Connor’s tomahawk, an exclusive character skin, a multiplayer character and a complete upgrade of all ammunition pouches.
In addition, Assassin’s Creed III will launch in a bundle with a PlayStation®3 and Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will be bundled with both Wi-Fi and 3G versions of PS Vita.
Developed by Buglarian studio Ubisoft Sofia, 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 PlayStation Vita. Gamers play as the series’ first female assassin
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 Vita-specific controls, making the most of the system’s front and rear touch panels, cameras and gyroscope. These include distinctive combat, character interaction, deciphering and traversal controls – all delivering an immersive handheld Assassin’s Creed experience.
“We are bringing one of most popular video game franchises today to the PlayStation Vita with Assassin’s Creed III Liberation,” said Martin Capel, producer, Ubisoft. “Combining the console-like experience with PlayStation Vita exclusive features, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will be a must-have for the PlayStation Vita this holiday.”
Assassin’s Creed III Liberation will launch simultaneously in stores and on the PlayStation Network for PS Vita. Both Assassin’s Creed III for PlayStation®3 and Assassin’s Creed III Liberation for PS Vita are scheduled to be released on October 31, 2012.
Gamers can pre-order Assassin’s Creed III from EB Games and receive a steel collector’s tin featuring art by comic book artist Alex Ross. Also included in the pre-order are the single player Mayan Ruins mission and Sawtooth Sword. The pre-order bonus tin is available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the game, while supplies last.