Assassin's Creed III Remastered is headed to Switch after all

by: Sean Colleli -
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After a couple weeks of speculation and inconsistent online store listings, Ubisoft has confirmed that Assassin's Creed III Remastered is indeed coming to Nintendo Switch. It will arrive on May 21st, which is almost 2 months later than the game's release date on other platforms. That's a bit disappointing but I'm glad Switch is getting the game in any case. Ubisoft has had considerable success on Switch so I'm not surprised they are giving the platform more support.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered on Switch appears to have feature parity with the Xbox One, PS4 and PC ports, aside from 4K support that is. The game includes all of the original game's DLC and includes Assassin's Creed III Liberation, a story about a freed slave woman named Aveline who joins the Assassin order. The Switch version has some unique features including a touch screen interface, motion control aiming and HD rumble.

I'm really hoping this one sells well so we see the rest of the classic Assassin's Creed games on Switch. I'd love to have the Ezio Trilogy, Black Flag and maybe even Rogue on the platform. It's doubtful we'll see Unity, Syndicate, Origins or Odyssey on Switch as they require the extra muscle of the PS4 and Xbox One, but considering the middling response to those games, I personally don't feel that's much of a loss. Assassin's Creed III Remastered will run you $39.99 when it arrives on Switch on May 21st. You can check out the trailer below.


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ASSASSIN’S CREED® III REMASTERED

BRINGS THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION TO THE NINTENDO SWITCH™ SYSTEM

 

Relive the Adventures of Connor and Aveline on May 21

 

SAN FRANCISCO — February 13, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft announced that for the first time ever, Assassin’s Creed® will be available on the Nintendo Switch™ system. On May 21, players will be able to relive the adventures of Connor and Aveline as they fight for freedom during key moments in American history in Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered that includes both Assassin’s Creed® III and Assassin’s Creed® Liberation.

 

Taking full advantage of the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch system, the Remastered edition will feature touch screen interface, motion control aiming, optimized HUD and HD rumble. Additionally, gameplay mechanics and ergonomics have been improved for an optimal gaming experience.

 

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will include the full game, the single-player missions Benedict Arnold and Hidden Secrets, the Tyranny of King Washington and Assassin’s Creed® Liberation Remastered, detailed below:

 

  • Assassin’s Creed III Remastered: Players will embody Connor, a master Assassin born of the beauty and brutality of 18th-century America. As a bloody revolution draws near, your tribe is threatened by a powerful group seeking to crush the American Revolution and control the thirteen colonies. Shocked into action by the devastation of your village, you pledge your life to the cause of freedom and embark on a decades-long quest to achieve it.

 

  • The Tyranny of King Washington: Explore an alternate history where one of America’s greatest heroes, George Washington, succumbs to the temptation of infinite power. The new King is born and his reign leaves no one untouched. Players must return freedom to the land by dethroning the tyrant our hero once called a friend.

 

  • Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered: Follow Aveline’s story as she battles Spanish forces in the American south to win freedom for her land and people. A woman of conviction, Aveline fights for freedom in 18th-century New Orleans, a city on the brink of a rebellion as the Spanish Empire imposes its new rule. Embark on an epic journey that will take her from the crowded streets of New Orleans to voodoo-haunted swamps and ancient Mayan ruins.

 

Starting tomorrow Assassin’s Creed III Remastered can be pre-ordered for $39.99.

 

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For the latest on Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and all of Ubisoft’s games, visit Ubisoft News: https://news.ubisoft.com

 

 

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