We all know about Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, but that’s not the only Assassin’s Creed game coming soon to a console near you, it seems. Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is in development for Xbox 360 and PS3. Liberation first appeared on the PlayStation Vita.
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD features unique assassin gameplay mechanics and newly detailed high-definition graphics. There’s no immediate word on how the touch mechanics will translate to the Xbox 360 and/or PS3, although they may just be folded into the extra buttons on the Xbox 360 controller and DualShock 3, respectively.
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD will be a downloadable title for both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The game’s pre-American Revolution story is set in 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 the 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.
In addition to its complete graphical overhaul, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD will have re-mastered music and sound effects, revamped gameplay mechanics and new missions that dive deeper into Aveline’s story.
While announcing Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD, Ubisoft also took the wraps off of Assassin’s Creed Pirates, a game coming to smartphones and tablets. AC: Pirates will focus on naval combat inspired by Assassin’s Creed III.