UPDATE: Some details from the Game Informer article (via GAF) are given below-
-It’s out same day as Asassins Creed 3 (October 30)
-Lead female assassin named Aveline of mixed heritage (French/Black)
-Looks like the same time period as AC3
-Ubisoft Sofia is devolping it
-Takes place during 1765-1780 in the period between the end of the French and Indian war
-One of the bullet points is that it’s “true AC gameplay”
-Will not connect to Desmond
-Will have “multiplayer specifically tailored to the Vita experience”
-“The game has been released as a propaganda tool by Abstergo,who want players to experience a gray area of the Assassin/Templar conflict as an assassin rather than a Templar”
-Aveline’s mentor is an escaped slave named Agate, leader of the assassins in New Orleans
-Wildlife like alligators “wait on the banks of the swamp or hide beneath murky waters”
-Liberation will also take players across the Gulf into Mexico
-Game will take place in “large gameplay areas, you can run, climb, fight, and explore the entirety of New Orleans without loading a new area.”
ORIGINAL STORY FOLLOWS:
Now this is what we’re talking about.
Arguably the first major announcement for the PS Vita since after its launch, Game Informer today shed more light on the upcoming enigmatic Assassin’s Creed game for Sony’s beleaguered handheld: titled Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation, the game stars a female assassin, and the game being set in the period of the French and Indian war. Developed by Ubisoft Sofia, the game allegedly hits the PS Vita the same day as the final chapter in the main AC story arc concludes.
We don’t have official confirmation yet, but it’s only a matter of time. Get ready, folks! The PS Vita’s upswing begins here.