Another Ubisoft classic in the past generation is about to return in a new way. As a surprise, the company announced this week the release of a remastered version of Assassin’s Creed III, which arrives on March 29 for Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4 bringing visual and gameplay improvements.
In essence, the title will be the same, with no additions of content, but following all the DLCs of the original release of 2012. In the rest, Ubisoft said that it will make some improvements in the gameplay, in addition to bringing the game back in resolution 4K and HDR support, including new textures and redesigned character models, plus an improved lighting and collision system to make scenes in cities and crowds more realistic.
The remastered package actually gathers two games in one, because with the new version, Ubisoft also brings back Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. Also released in 2012, initially for the PlayStation Vita, the title was the first in the series to bring a female lead and is set in eighteenth-century New Orleans, with a story that ties directly to the main game.
In the plot of Assassin’s Creed III, we follow the murderer Connor, who is involved in the conflict between Templars and Assassins after his village is attacked. The story blends in with the American Revolution and brings a struggle for control of a country still in formation, passing through different cities and also across borders, beyond the Caribbean. The game was also the first to bring naval missions that later became a constant feature of the franchise.
Also included in the list of DLCs are additional missions that tell more about the story and add additional hours of play in addition to the three episodes of Tyranny from King Washington. The alternate scenario shows an alternate reality in which George Washington, the first American president, becomes inebriated by power and takes control of the US with an iron fist. In that reality, Connor never becomes a Murderer, which does not mean that he will pass away from the fight for freedom.
The title will be free to buyers of the season pass from the franchise’s latest game, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Everyone else will be able to purchase the game in a unique and complete package, the price of which will still be revealed by Ubisoft.