Ubisoft released the much awaited version of Assassin’s Creed III for Sony’s handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita last October 30.
Unlike the Assassin’s Creed III, the Vita version of the game features the character of Aveline de Grandpré, a female assassin with African and French blood operating at the end of French-Indian war.
Set between 1765 and 1980 in New Orleans, Aveline joins the Assassin Brotherhood as a recruit by an escaped slave named Agate, who serves as the protagonist’s mentor.
The plot of the game tackles the cultural practice of placage, in which upper class Spanish and French men can arrange a marriage with women with Indian, African, and Creole heritage.
Throughout the game, Aveline faces smugglers, alligators, and corrupt officials as she venture the swampy Bayou area and travel across the Gulf of Mexico in an attempt to liberate her fellowmen from the clutches of French colony.
Other than the compelling storyline, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation enables gamers to use various controls on Vita, including its touchscreen, gyroscope, cameras and rear touch pad. These controls are used for Chain Kill combats and mission that requires the player to pickpocket people.
Aveline will also meet Connor Kenway, the main character in Assassin’s Creed III, at some point in the game.
For those playing Assassin’s Creed III on PS3 and ACIII: Liberation on Vita, players can unlock an exclusive mission with Connor after the successfully beat the game.
By linking the two games, players can also gain a complete upgrade of all ammunition punches, multiplayer character, and an in-game version of Connor’s tomahawk.
Assassin Creed III: Liberation has so far received decent feedbacks from several online critics, including Game Informer (7.75/10), Gamespot (6.5/10), IGN (7.2/10) and Metacritic (72/100)