Hints, retailer listings, character inclusions in next AC… all point to one thing: The next big game for the Vita. More inside:
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation for the Vita came out last October. It was met with fairly warm reception in reviews, and helped sell Vitas around the holidays with its bundle and crystal white model.
Purchasing Assassin’s Creed III for the PlayStation 3 gave the player the ability to connect Liberation and receive an exclusive mission to play in Liberation as Connor or Aveline, a Multiplayer Skin and an Ammunition Pouch. Nice little touches.
As of February, the title sold around 600,000 units.
No real word from Ubisoft about a Vita sequel, but there are some hints out there, and with Gamescom coming up, there may be some hope that it will be announced there.
Sometimes foreign retailers catch wind of a title and post it on their sites. Recently two such sites have posted the game. One with an October 10th release
A leaked image also came along with one of the postings:
Aveline (the heroine in AC3 Liberation) is also going to be included as Playstation exclusive content in the upcoming AC4: Black Flag. She is older, wiser, and has 3 extra missions with her apparently taking place after Liberation.
Sony promised Vita users some big announcements in the future, more specifically at Gamescom this month. Could this be the next big title for the Vita? We’ll keep our eyes open for any news.