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Assassin's Creed III Remastered - Switch handheld footage

The year is 1775. The American colonies are about to revolt. You are Connor, an assassin who has sworn to secure liberty for his people and his nation. To do so, you will hunt your enemies across a staggeringly large, open, and realistic world. You will unleash your lethal skills in a violent quest that will take you from chaotic city streets to blood-soaked battlefields in the hostile American wilderness and beyond. You will meet legendary heroes of American history, and together you will conspire to annihilate those who threaten Liberty itself.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered: "Revisiting a Revolution for the Series" video feature

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered lets players once again sprint through the treetops and cut through Redcoats with a tomahawk, and this time with Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered along for the ride. But what made these games special in the first place? Whether you’re revisiting them or discovering them for the first time, here’s a look at what these games brought to the table – and how they changed the course of Assassin’s Creed history.

Ubisoft details changes and additions for Assassin's Creed III Remastered for Switch

Motion controls, HD Rumble, and more

Believe it or not, Ubisoft is going to implement some Switch-specific features for the upcoming Assassin's Creed III Remastered. Check out the official blurb on included updates below.

This release will include the improved ergonomics and gameplay mechanics and also make use of exclusive Switch features such as game menus accessible via the touch screen interface, Motion Control that ensures an intuitive controlled feeling during distant weapon aiming, and a specific UI design that provides HUD adaptation for different display modes (docked or Handheld gameplay).

While not mentioned in the blurb above, the official Nintendo.com listing also notes that the game will utilize HD Rumble. How well it'll be integrated and what aspects will use it remain to be seen.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered confirmed for Switch release in Japan


A few days back, we were wondering whether Assassin's Creed III Remastered would hit the Switch in Japan. Today Ubisoft sets any worry aside by confirming the Japanese release, which is due out May 23rd, 2019. The game is priced at ¥5,184 for both the physical and digital version.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered - cover art

Relive the American Revolution or experience it for the first time in Assassin's Creed III Remastered, with enhanced graphics and improved gameplay mechanics. Plus, Assassin's Creed III Liberation Remastered and all solo DLC content are included.

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered not announced for Japan at this time

During this week's Nintendo Direct, we finally got confirmation of Assassin’s Creed III Remastered coming to Switch. The news was shared in both North America and Europe, but for whatever reason, it was not part of the Japanese Nintendo Direct. Perhaps it had something to do with timing of the broadcast, as the Japanese Direct did include multiple games that weren't shown in the NA/EU versions. Hopefully the title will be confirmed for Japan at a later date.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered brings the American Revolution to Switch

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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