Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation Announced for Vita, Features Female Protagonist

Many have been looking for a reason to buy a Vita (or justify already purchasing one), and Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation may just be it. During the Sony E3 press conference, a PS Vita-exclusive standalone game was announced that takes place in a different city and features a different character than you’ll see in the console version of ACIII.

You’ll control Aveline as you traverse the swamps and cities of Louisiana circa 1765. Liberation will fully implement Vita’s touch, tilt, and camera features, giving you new and unique ways to accomplish various tasks. The main appeal is that this appears to be a full-on, open world entry in the series (featuring its own multiplayer), which is a welcome idea considering some of Assassin’s Creed’s previous handheld and mobile spin-offs. There will even be perks to linking up Liberation with it’s PS3 big brother, such as weapons, a new skin, and a multiplayer character.

Release date is set for October 30th, 2012. The game will also be made available in bundle form with a white PlayStation Vita and a 4gb memory stick. Check out the reveal trailer below:

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2 Comments on Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation Announced for Vita, Features Female Protagonist


On June 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

Kinda hard to believe nowadays, but I think it was illegal for women to wear pants back then. That would kinda mess up her ability to blend, I think. I’m fine with female protagonists in general, but I don’t think this is historically accurate.


On June 12, 2012 at 7:49 pm

@robin, it’s completely accurate in the fact that females, to have a role, had to pretend to be males. that would include wearing pants, yes.