Ubisoft has announced two new Assassin’s Creed games. Assassion’s Creed Liberation HD, as its name suggests, is a remake of last year’s PlayStation Vita game for consoles, while Assassin's Creed Pirates is a new mobile title.
According to Ubisoft, Liberation HD offers “a complete graphical overhaul, re- mastered music and sound effects, a revamped gameplay experience, and new missions that dive deeper into Aveline’s story.”
Liberation HD tells the same story as the Vita installment, though certain optional cutscenes have been woven into the main story in order to make it clearer. The game is in development at Ubisoft Sofia -- the same team that worked on the Vita version -- and is set to hit Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC as a digital title in 2014.
Aside from Liberation, Ubisoft also unveiled Assassin’s Creed Pirates, which is headed to “high-end smartphones and tablets” this fall. Pirates is developed by Ubisoft Paris and features real-time naval battles. Players will be able to manage their crew and search for treasure, and ships will also be customizable, with players able to purchase upgrades such as “more cannons for your deck, a new rudder or better sails.” Players will also be able to recruit new crew members and “explore a huge map featuring paradise islands, volcanic shores, mangroves and many more gorgeous landscapes.”
Pirates follows the story of Alonzo Batilla “as he rises through the ranks of the fearful pirates of the golden age.” Ubisoft promises “an adventure that will reveal the truth about La Buse’s mysterious treasure” as well as interactions with “the Templars and the Assassins as they struggle for supremacy and meet the famed figures of the era: Blackbeard, Bellamy and Hornigold.” Pirates will offer “dozens of side missions, treasures quests, perks and achievements” and “groundbreaking 3D visuals.”
Pirates' storyline is not linked with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, and Ubisoft stressed that it's completely separate from the companion app also coming to mobile this fall that will interact with Black Flag. Both Pirates and Black Flag do, however, share an 18th century setting, and Pirates will not include any scenes set in present day.
Ubisoft also promises that additional updates will come to Pirates post-launch.
Source : ign[dot]com