Assassins's Creed Liberation HD Coming To Xbox 360, PS3, PC

By Pete Haas 1 year ago discussion comments
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Soon Assassin's Creed Liberation will no longer be exclusive to PlayStation Vita. Ubisoft has announced Assassin's Creed Liberation HD, a high-definition remake for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Liberation is set in the year 1765. The Templars are scheming to take over Louisiana and it falls to the assassin Aveline de Grandpre to stop them. She'll travel to New Orleans, the swamps of Louisiana and Mayan ruins in her quest. Like Assassin's Creed 3 and Assassin's Creed 4, Liberation is powered by AnvilNext engine so it features the same mix of parkour and swordplay as those games. Aveline adds new weapons like a blowpipe and machete to the usual bag of assassin tricks.

The HD remake of Liberation overhauls the graphics so that they take advantage of PC and consoles' higher capabilities. Cutscenes have been remade and the characters and environments have more definition. The game world will be more livelier as well, with large crowds in the cities and animal life throughout the bayou.

The game's audio has been improved, too. Players can expect a remastered soundtrack as well as new sound effects.

"If audio is your thing you will definitively appreciate the improvements made for Liberation HD," producer Momchil Valentinov Gindyanov said in the official Q&A.

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of the remake is that Ubisoft is trying to make it more fun. They're taking criticisms of the original Vita campaign to heart and are trying to make the HD experience a bit more even. The developers have tweaked existing missions to "improve the pacing" in addition to providing 15 new missions to flesh out Aveline's personal story.

"We also polished the world layouts and every free-running path," Gindyanov said. "Thus ensuring navigation is more enjoyable throughout our multiple game areas; namely New Orleans, the Louisiana Bayou and Chichen Itza. Controls also have been adapted to consoles and PC as to be closer to what you would expect of Assassin's Creed and as to be more natural for consoles and PC gamers."

Liberation HD is in development at Ubisoft Sofia. The price and release date are current unknown.
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