Ubisoft has settled on March 29 as the official release date for the remastered version of Assassin's Creed 3. The game was announced in September as part of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey season pass content.
Apart from 4K visuals and HDR support, this re-release will include higher-resolution textures, a number of gameplay improvements, and revamped controller ergonomics. It also includes every single post-launch content released for the game, such as the Benedict Arnold and Hidden Secrets missions. The Tyranny of King Washington expansion is also baked in for good measure.
What You Get
The game also includes a remastered version of Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, originally released as a spinoff title for the PlayStation Vita in 2012 and later bundled in Assassin's Creed: The Americas Collection for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2014. Like the main game, it will feature 4K and HDR-capable visuals, plus a number of graphical refinements. Apart from that, it will also introduce an entirely new graphics engine using physics-based lighting, brand-new character models, heavily revamped game mechanics, and more.
The re-release will be available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. No confirmation yet from Ubisoft whether there will be a Nintendo Switch port later on, but a couple of rumors suggest this will eventually happen.
Besides some tweaks and improvements to mechanics that address some of the clunkiness present in the original release, the games will be the same. The player assumes the role of an assassin named Connor as he engages in a secret war during the American Revolution. Assassin's Creed: Liberation, on the other hand, follows a fight for freedom in the backdrop of 18th-century New Orleans.
Another Remastered Title Coming
Ubisoft is also releasing another remastered Assassin's Creed title around the same time. The company confirmed last month that Assassin's Creed Rogue will be remastered and re-released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It's coming out earlier, though, on March 20.
There will be no new Assassin's Creed titles released this year, the company confirmed a while back. At the time, players considered this as odd, given how Ubisoft was able to release a new title in 2017 and 2018. However, it was later explained that this only happened because both games were developed at the same time.
"On Assassin's, we had a game [in 2017] and we have one [in 2018], but we are not going to have a full-fledged Assassin's next year," said Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. "It's just because the team was working separately, so we have two games now, one year after the other. But next year you're not going to have a fully fledged one."
There's no clue when the next Assassin's Creed title will come out. Make sure to check back with Tech Times as we learn more.