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Two Assassin's Creed games are coming this fall but that's not enough for Ubisoft. They've also decided to release a three-game bundle called Assassin's Creed: The Americas Collection.
The first game in the bundle is Assassin's Creed 3. Players take on the role of half-Native American Assassin Connor during the American Revolution. He'll fight the British and the Templars working behind the scenes throughout the American colonies. In time Connor gets a warship that he can command in battle.
Assassin's Creed Liberation HD is a remake of the former Vita exclusive. The player character is Aveline de Grandpre, an Assassin operating in Louisiana in 1765. The campaign takes her from the streets of Louisiana to the wilderness of Mexico.
The third and final game in The Americas Collection is Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. This one's set several decades before the other two games. Players experience the Golden Age of Piracy through the eyes of Edward Kenway, an outlaw in the Caribbean. This game took the naval combat from AC3 one step further with new upgrades and equipment.
I'm not all that impressed with this collection, to be honest. AC3 is arguably the worst game in the series, with poor pacing, maddening mission design and a dull-as-dirt protagonist. Liberation had many of the same problems, along with abundant technical issues. Series newcomers are much better off buying Assassin's Creed 2 or Brotherhood.
Assassin's Creed 4 is great but why buy a bundle if most of the games in it are sub-par? Ubisoft hasn't announced a price for The Americas Collection yet but I can't imagine it's cheaper than buying AC4 by itself.
Assassin's Creed: The Americas Collection represents the latest of three AC releases announced for the fall. Assassin's Creed Unity will take PS4, Xbox One and PC players to the French Revolution in mid-November. On the same release date, Ubisoft will release Assassin's Creed Rogue. Rogue is a PS3/Xbox 360 adventure starring an Assassin who decides to join the Templars.
The Americas Collection will arrive on October 28th on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Ubisoft apparently figured they could get some last-minute sales out of the older AC games before a new wave hit stores. That's a smart move. I mean, I don't recommend AC3 or Liberation now so they're even less worth buying once there are more options out there.