It was just a few months ago that we were talking about the main character of Assassin’s Creed Liberation arriving on consoles for the first time. Aveline de Grandpré, the biracial French-African child of a plaçage marriage in 1700’s New Orleans, was announced as the star of an hour long DLC pack available with the PS3 version of Assassin’s Creed IV:
Pirates Black Flag. But now, the Liberation team has revealed that on the back of strong fan support for the handheld version of the title, they’ve been able to complete a new feature-packed version of the game that will ship to Xbox, Playstation, and PC early next year.
Assassin’s Creed: Liberation was released almost a year ago on the PS Vita, a notoriously poor selling handheld and without the AAA marketing campaign that would befit a new console version of a blockbuster gaming franchise. Given that, it’s pretty awesome that the Assassin’s Creed fanbase managed to show Ubisoft that gamers are totally ready to play the part of a female protagonist, as well as a protagonist of color. The console version of the game will be getting the expected graphical update, detailed at Destructoid, a day/night cycle, and, happily for the folks who did manage to play the Vita version, there will also be new content to slash your way through.
All the missions have received some improvements and polish based on fan feedback and reviews, and there’s more tutorials in place throughout the game to better help new players to the series understand new game mechanics as they pop up. There’s also 15 extra side missions that have been added based on the persona/clothing changes you can do.
There’s even a new trailer, featuring lots of Aveline being a total badass:
Rest assured that we’ll have a review of it on The Mary Sue, unless, like, Becky‘s thumbs fall of or something.