Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation wins Writers Guild Award


“Holy crap, we won the Writers Guild of America award”

AC3 Liberation wins Writers Guild Award

Ubisoft has secured a Writers Guild Award for its Vita title, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.

The script by Richard Farrese and Jill Murray was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing by the American association. It beat the other nominees, 007 Legends, Assassin’s Creed III, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Halo 4 and Uncharted: Golden Abyss to the title.

Murray tweeted a picture of her award from the ceremony. “Holy crap, we won the Writers Guild of America award for game writing. This actually just happened.”

The game, developed by Ubisoft Sofia and released last October, is notable for featuring the first female protagonist of the series, Aveline de Grandpré.

Previous winners of the award have included Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Exclusive Black Friday Deals for PS3 and PS Vita


PS VITA ASSASINS CREED

Call of Duty Vita Bundle

As we’ve noted in the past few months, PlayStation stands for gamers. And because we stand with you, the PlayStation Nation, we want to offer you incredible deals on Black Friday to show our appreciation. If you don’t own PS Vita or PS3, now’s the time. PlayStation platforms will be paired with the biggest and best franchises in gaming, proving once again that PlayStation is the best place to play.

PS Vita

PS Vita’s game library is growing rapidly, and some of the biggest franchises in gaming are launching on the platform this holiday. In addition to the PlayStation Plus announcement providing an instant game collection for PS Vita, we are also celebrating the holidays with several incredible deals. The Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified, and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes PS Vita bundles will be available for $199.99 (MSRP)* on Black Friday and Saturday only. Here are the details (check your local retailers for availability):

Assassin's Creed Liberation PS Vita BundleCall of Duty Declassified PS Vita BundleLego Batman 2 PS Vita Bundle

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Bundle
$199.99 for Black Friday
Limited-Edition Crystal White PS Vita Wi-Fi System
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation game
4GB memory card
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Bundle
$199.99 for Black Friday
Crystal Black PS Vita Wi-Fi System
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified Bundle
$199.99 for Black Friday
Crystal Black PS Vita Wi-Fi System
Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified game
4GB memory card

PS3

Black Friday is also a big day for PlayStation 3, where we continue to offer incredible value and the only platform that continuously celebrates the gamer. Two of the most popular first party PS3 franchises will be combined to bring you the Ultimate PlayStation 3 Value Bundle for only $199 (MSRP). This bundle includes a 250GB PS3 System, 30 Day PlayStation Plus Trial, Uncharted Dual Pack (including Uncharted 1 and Uncharted 2), and inFAMOUS Collection (including inFAMOUS 1 and inFAMOUS 2), giving you over $119 in savings.

There will also be special pricing available for new and existing colors of DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controllers at select retailers nationwide. Find a variety of DS3 controllers for only $39.99 (MSRP).

All of these bundles are in limited supply so don’t wait to take advantage of and save on these deals. Happy shopping PlayStation fans — we hope you have a happy holiday!

Assassin’s Creed III Liberation for PS VITA


Assasin's Creed 3 Liberation

Assasin’s Creed 3 Liberation

Assassin’s Creed® III Liberation, the stunning new chapter in the Assassin’s Creed saga, designed exclusively for PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system.

The year is 1765. As the events leading up to the American Revolution heat up in the north, Spanish forces plan to take control of Louisiana in the south – but they have yet to reckon with Aveline, a deadly Assassin who will use every weapon and ability in her arsenal to win freedom for her land and her people. Whether silently eliminating her enemies with slow-motion chain kills or luring them into deadly traps, Aveline strikes mortal fear into the hearts of those who stand in her way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As an Assassin, Aveline soon finds herself on an unforgettable journey that will take her from the crowded streets of New Orleans to voodoo-haunted swamps and ancient Mayan ruins. She will play a pivotal role in the turbulent birth of a new nation as she fights for freedom, not only for herself, but for her fellow citizens.

Key Features

  • A CUNNING NEW ASSASSIN As Aveline, an Assassin of mixed French and African heritage, you must use your skill, instinct and weaponry – including a machete, poison-dart blowpipe, and duelling pistols – to hunt down and eliminate your enemies.
  • EXPERIENCE A LIFELIKE WORLD Feast your eyes on a richly detailed world, thanks to an all-new game engine featuring groundbreaking physics, animation and a new combat system. Outmaneuver your enemies in the Louisiana bayou with an innovative Tree Navigation system, then eliminate them from above with deadly precision. Dive deep underwater as you search for lost Mayan treasures, but stay alert; the hostile wilderness and humid swamps are full of menacing animals.
  • DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY FOR PS Vita Take full advantage of PlayStation®Vita system touch pads, motion sensor and built-in camera to execute slow-motion chain kills, pickpocket unsuspecting victims and pursue your enemies in a canoe. This is an immersive experience designed purely for PlayStation®Vita system.
  • AC3 Liberation unlockables for also owning AC3 Connect your PlayStation®Vita to your PlayStation 3 to unlock exclusive weapons and missions, including a chance to tackle a challenging New York mission as Connor. This is an immersive experience designed purely for PlayStation®Vita system.

Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation is being developed by Ubisoft Sofia. The game is set in 18th Century Louisana, and features a female protagonist named Aveline, the daughter of a French merchant and an African bride. Her backstory follows her as she learns to live without her mother at her side and starts to notice the contrast between wealth and poverty, leading her to take a stance against slavery.

Assassin’s Creed As You Know It

Liberation sticks to the root of Assassin’s Creed. That means a familiar combat system, the free-roam environment, and, well, assassinations.

Being on the Vita, Liberation will make full use of both front and rear touchscreens, the system’s gyroscope, and camera. No exact details on how these will be implemented have been divulged quite yet, but expect the Vita’s technology to drive things like combat and character interaction.

Linking With Assassin’s Creed III

As announced during Sony’s E3 Press Conference, Liberation will utilize cross goods with Assassin’s Creed III on PS3. Linking the titles will unlock:

  • Connor’s Tomahawk
  • Exclusive character skin
  • A multiplayer character
  • A complete upgrade of ammunition power

Limited Edition Bundle

 

Playstation Plus on the PS Vita free.


Brandon Stander ” Director of Marketing, PlayStation Network ” announced at Gamescom that PlayStation Plus would be coming to PlayStation Vita (PS Vita). The premium game membership will make its debut on PS Vita in November, providing an Instant Game Collection to PS Vita owners along with the same features that many of you already enjoy for PlayStation 3.

Current members of PlayStation Plus on PS3 will automatically be able to also enjoy all the PlayStation Plus features for your PS Vita at no extra cost. Having instant access to Playstation Plus at no extra cost on the Vita is in my opinion an important element for the survival and longevity of this device.

PlayStation Plus features for PS Vita available in November will include:

  • Instant Game Collection: Unlimited access to a regularly refreshed selection of the full versions of games as long as your membership is active.
  • Discounts: Take advantage of exclusive discounts on games and DLC for your PS Vita.
  • Online Game Storage: An additional 1GB of online storage for game saves for PS Vita games and downloaded content.
  • Automatic Updates: PS Vita will automatically start up at a designated time to download and install select game demos and game updates as well as system software updates and start standby mode upon completion.
  • Automatic Trophy sync: Trophy information will be synched to PSN servers automatically via the PS Vita.

For those who still do not own a PS Vita (myself included), it seems this is a wonderful time to get our hands on the powerful portable entertainment system and take advantage of this great news. In addition to the Instant Game Collection you will be able to tap into through PlayStation Plus, PS Vita also has an arsenal of great and innovative games, like the recent hit Sound Shapes, not to mention some of the hottest upcoming titles like Assassin’s Creed III: LiberationCall of Duty: Black Ops: Declassified and LittleBigPlanet PS Vita.