It seems another major third-party title is headed to the Nintendo Switch. This time, as an allegedly leaked retail listing suggests, it's an Assassin's Creed title.
Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation Collection might be heading to the hybrid console if the leaks turn out to be accurate. The game has shown up for sale on a couple of Czech retailers, complete with Switch case packaging. This comes just a month after an untitled Assassin's Creed Compilation for the Switch appeared on German retail chain Media Markt.
Portable Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation
The aforementioned titles are of course referring to the forthcoming Assassin's Creed 3 and Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation re-release that's confirmed for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Thus far, except these leaks, there has been no mention of the games being ported to Nintendo's little console, nor has Ubisoft said anything about it.
The games were announced as part of the Assassin's Creed Odyssey season pass, which is scheduled to arrive this March and will be sold separately.
Why This Makes Sense
The idea of Assassin's Creed coming to the Switch isn't farfetched. Firstly, Assassin's Creed 3 launched on a Nintendo console before — the Wii U. Secondly, the Switch will turn two years old in March, and what better way to celebrate its birthday than adding a major third-party title to its robust and rapidly growing library?
Suffice it to say that it's an opportune time for the Switch to have an Assassin's Creed title. Not only will it please existing fans of the franchise seeing as they'll be able to play it in portable mode whenever they want, but it will probably be the first Assassin's Creed title for most people, particularly Nintendo fans, who skipped it on the Wii U.
Ubisoft has confirmed that it won't release a new Assassin's Creed title this year. But that doesn't mean there would be no release at all. After all, Assassin's Creed 3 isn't a new title, so it doesn't count, and although it's not the most critically acclaimed entry in the series, lots of people would probably still appreciate it if it came to the Switch.
Nintendo hasn't gelled well with third parties in the past, but Ubisoft has plenty of reason to support the Switch now. Not only is it currently the best-selling console of this generation, it's also the fastest-selling, and there'll be a lot of them flying off the shelves once the mainline Pokémon title comes or Metroid Prime 4.