Assassins’s Creed Liberation HD & Assassin’s Creed Pirates Announced

Today at its Digital Days event, Ubisoft announced the development of two new games in the award-winning Assassin’s Creed franchise. Assassin’s Creed® Liberation HD the high-definition adaptation of the PlayStation Vita success, arrives on consoles and PC, while Assassin’s Creed Pirates, dedicated to brutal naval combat inspired by Assassin’s Creed III, comes to smartphones and tablets.

Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD features unique assassin gameplay mechanics, an immersive Assassin’s Creed storyline, and richly detailed high-definition graphics. Developed by Ubisoft Sofia, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is the striking chapter of the pre-American Revolution Assassin’s Creed saga, arriving for the first time as a digital title on Xbox, PlayStation 3, and PC.

The year is 1765. While the seeds of the American Revolution are being sewn in Boston and New York, Spanish forces in the South plot to seize control of Louisiana for the Templars, threatening to forever shift the balance of power in the New World. As Templars secretly take hold of the slave trade in New Orleans, Aveline de Grandpré, an assassin of mixed French and African heritage, stands ready to defend her people. She 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. Whether eliminating her enemies with new assassination skills or luring them into cunning traps, Aveline strikes mortal fear into the hearts of those who would stand against freedom.

Taking full advantage of its new hardware, Liberation HD introduces a complete graphical overhaul, re-mastered music and sound effects, a revamped gameplay experience, and new missions that dive deeper into Aveline’s story.

In Assassin’s Creed Pirates, players will explore the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy as Alonzo Batilla, a young and ambitious captain. Manage your crew, upgrade your ship, recruit new crew members and engage in massive real-time naval battles to become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean. Along the way, players will cross paths with Assassins and Templars, as well as famous historical figures including Blackbeard, Bellamy, and Hornigold.

Ubisoft Paris is developing a brand new mobile engine to bring groundbreaking 3D visuals to smartphones and tablets. As players sail the breathtaking moving waters and discover lush islands, they must keep a watchful eye for the wind cycle and the changing weather conditions that will directly impact gameplay.

 

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Assassins’s Creed Liberation HD Description

Introducing Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, the striking chapter of the pre-American Revolution Assassin’s Creed saga which arrives for the first time on HD consoles and PC. With improved gameplay, deeper story and HD graphics makes Liberation an immersive and full Assassin’s Creed experience.

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 on her quest for freedom. Whether eliminating her enemies with her multiple assassinations technique or luring them into deadly traps using her tools, 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 New Orleans revolution and the beginning of a new nation. As she fights for freedom, not for herself, but for those whose life and hopes have been squashed.

Assassins’s Creed Liberation HD Key Features

• Aveline is Back – As Aveline, an Assassin of mixed French and African heritage, you must use your skill, instinct and weaponry – including a machete, poison-dart blowpipe, a whip and duelling pistols – to hunt down and eliminate your enemies.

• Experience the Un-United States of America – Feast your eyes on a richly detailed world, thanks to the AnvilNext engine which features groundbreaking physics, animation and innovative combat system. Outmaneuver your enemies in the Louisiana bayou with the unique Tree Navigation system, and eliminate them from above with deadly precision. Deep dive under water as you search for lost Mayan treasures, but stay alert; the hostile wilderness and humid swamps are full of menacing animals.

• Completely Improved Experience –
Taking full advantage of its new hardware, Liberation HD introduces graphical improvements such as high-dynamic-range rendering, high definition environments and characters, updated cinematics the sum of which delivers a complete graphic overhaul of the title. The gameplay experience has been revamped too with updated missions that improve the pacing, new missions that dive deeper into Aveline’s story, and updated world design for more gameplay options during mission. Finally, a particular attention was given to the audio with re-mastered music and all-new SFX.

 

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Assassin’s Creed Pirates Description

In this stand-alone game for smartphones and tablets, further explore the Caribbean during the Golden Age of piracy as Alonzo Batilia, a young and ambitious captain. Manage your crew, upgrade your ship and engage in huge naval battles to become the most feared pirate of your time and claim La Buse’s legendary treasure.
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Assassin’s Creed Pirates Key Features

• Prepare your ship for brutal naval combats – Fight in real-time naval battles and choose between cannons, mortar and swivel gun to destroy your enemies, from a distance or from up close. Upgrade your vessel with the massive bounty gathered from your prizes or collected from the many treasures you will find. Buy more cannons for your deck, a new rudder or better sails to take on bigger and more powerful enemies. And with each new crew member you recruit, you’ll acquire new perks and become a better captain!

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• Live an epic quest for a legendary treasure – Follow Alonzo Batilla as he rises through the ranks of the fearful pirates of the golden age. Embark on an adventure that will reveal the truth about La Buse’s mysterious treasure. Cross paths with the Templars and the Assassins as they struggle for supremacy and meet the most famous figures of the era: Blackbeard, Bellamy and Hornigold. Enrich your journey with dozens of side missions, treasures quests, perks and achievements.

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• Explore the immensity of the Caribbean – As in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the Caribbean seas are your hunting grounds. Sail from harbor to harbor and explore a huge map featuring paradise islands, volcanic shores, mangroves and many more gorgeous landscapes.

• A new visual standard on mobile – Ubisoft Paris is developing a brand new mobile engine to bring groundbreaking 3D visuals to smartphones and tablets. As you sail those breathtaking moving waters and discover those lush islands, keep a watchful eye for the day’s cycle and the changing weather conditions that will directly impact gameplay!