Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD Not Out Until 2014

Better late than never, I suppose.

The HD version of the former PlayStation Vita exclusive, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, will arrive on PC and the PlayStation 3 on January 15 for $20, Ubisoft announced, with the Xbox 360 version to follow shortly after.

New missions, “upgraded” levels and environments, and “refined” gameplay, have all been added, and the entire thing has been cranked through Ubisoft’s Rube Goldberg-like HDification device. While I’m definitely interested, the timing is… odd. When Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD was announced in early September, I just assumed we’d be playing it before AC4. Not so.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag launches on October 29 for current consoles, November for next-gen and PC. So we’ll be enjoying a new open-world, high seas adventure and what appears to be the biggest step forward for the rather stagnant AC franchise in years, and then a few months later, Ubisoft wants us to take a step backwards to play Liberation. Not to mention, that will likely be around the same time Ubisoft will ask us to shell out $15 more for AC4 DLC.

Anywho, if you’re interested in hopping the Animus into Aveline’s soul, that train is leaving in early 2014.

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1 Comment on Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD Not Out Until 2014

Dach

On October 25, 2013 at 9:43 am

I was always interested in this game but sadly had to little fund to justify purchasing a PS Vita.

Now that I have the chance to play it, and at a reduced price I’m actually kind of thankful, since by the time it launches I expect to have played Assassin’s Creed IV to death.