Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD will be released on the Playstation Network on January 14, 2014, on Windows PC on January 15, 2014, and on Xbox Live in early 2014.
The game is an HD remaster of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation which originally released on October 30, 2012, exclusively for the Playstation Vita. The spin-off title was the franchise’s first foray into non-console platforms, requiring a Playstation Vita in order to experience the entire Assassin’s Creedgame lineup.
Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD will release at $19.99. For a limited time, players who purchase the Season Pass for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on either the Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 will receive $5 off their purchase of Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD. No word on whether or not Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is releasing on the Playstation 4 or the Xbox One. Wii U is not mentioned in the announcement.
The Assassin’s Creed III spin off features the first playable female Assassin, Aveline, who is based in New Orleans in colonial America. The original game is remastered and includes gameplay mechanics unique to Aveline such as her three personas, the assassin, the lady, and the slave, along with her preferred weapons from the whip to the poison dart blowpipe.
DAGERS Editor-in-Chief, Josh Straub, reviewed the original release of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. Read his review here. How the game ports its Vita specific controls to the consoles remains unknown, but overall the Assassin’s Creed franchises’ latest iterations have been accessible for disabled gamers.