Will a New Vita Assassin’s Creed be Announced at Gamescom?


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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.

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation
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.

Two New Glimpses of Assassin’s Creed‘s Heroine in Black Flag


Two New Glimpses of Assassin's Creed‘s Heroine in Black Flag

We found out last month that Aveline, the star of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, would return in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, but only on PlayStation. Ubisoft has now shared a couple of screens of her in action and explains how exploring her memories fits with the game’s larger narrative.

For starters, Aveline will age. Her missions in Black Flag are “not directly related to the end of her story,” said Darby McDevitt, the game’s lead writer. Her appearance will provide about one more hour of content, the game’s director says.

 Assassin's Creed‘s Heroine in Black Flag

Again, there won’t be an anchor character accessing her memories (like Desmond Miles). There wasn’t one in Liberation, either. The metastory will approach Aveline as an Abstergo fishing expedition among the genetic memories of a bunch of different people. “The present-day is set in Abstergo Entertainment – which is this fun, hip company to work for… at first,” McDevitt said. This folds in with earlier revelations that Black Flag would do away with anchor characters and the exploration of the past would be done from the perspective of a researcher.

Assassin’s Creed’s Only Heroine is Playable in Assassin’s Creed IV

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will release on Oct. 29. The Aveline missions will be available only on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, once that console arrives.

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag—Aveline Returns [Ubisoft]

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