High-Definition Assassin’s Creed: Liberation to be Set Free in January


Around these parts, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation turned out to be a whole lot better than big brother Assassin’s Creed III, but as a PlayStation Vita exclusive the game didn’t reach a large chunk of the franchise’s core audience. These fans missed one hell of a story starring Aveline, the series’ first female assassin lead.

Ubisoft recently announced plans to rectify this terrible injustice with a PC and console adaptation of the portable side story. That adaptation, known officially as Assassin’s Creed: Liberation HD, we now know will be available as a digital download on PS3 on January 14, 2014, and on PC on January 15. An Xbox 360 version is coming too, but currently doesn’t have a confirmed launch date beyond “early 2014.”


Sorry to disappoint Vita owners, but Liberation HD looks to be the definitive version of the game, offering new missions to further explore Aveline’s back story, dramatically improved graphics (check the above comparison shot), and fully remastered audio. All for only $19.99.

In a cross-promotion with Assassin’s Creed IV, gamers who purchase Black Flag‘s DLC season pass on PS3 or Xbox 360 will receive a $5 discount towards Liberation HD as a special bonus. That adds some nice extra value to a $20 season pass which will already include a single player story pack starring Adewale, the slave turned pirate assassin, as well as additional multiplayer characters and ship customizations.

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