The top video game companies have been releasing remastered editions of their games for a while now, and Ubisoft is now exception. After putting out remasters of classics like Assassin’s Creed II and Far Cry 3, the French company is now gearing up to release Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, which it announced late last year.
For instance, the remaster looks like it will be a step up from the original game when it comes to visuals, thanks the use of a graphical technique known as “physically based rendering”, which according to Ubisoft will make the game world “feel more alive”.
Also, thanks to the enhanced models, protagonist Connor and other characters like Benjamin Franklin should look more lifelike too (sadly this won’t do anything about Connor’s lack of charisma though…).
More importantly though, Ubisoft has also made changes to enhance Assassin’s Creed III’s gameplay in this remaster.
An example of this are the new stealth features, which appear to be similar to those in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. This means you will be able to hide in bushes and attract enemies’ attention with a whistle, giving you a chance to assassinate them silently. Also, the cool double assassinations seen in other Assassin’s Creed games will feature in the remaster, which is a welcome addition too.
This definitely is a good thing because Assassin’s Creed III did feel a bit too action-focused at times, and these new stealth elements should help balance the two things out as Ubisoft itself explains on its website.
Aside from changes to the game’s user interface (including colour-blind options), you will also be able to craft more weapons than in the original game too.
New outfits have also been made available in-game, including that of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s protagonist Alexios (incidentally, Assassin’s Creed III Remastered is available together with Odyssey’s season pass or standalone).
Also, those looking forward to play this game on the Nintendo Switch will also be happy to hear that the game will have exclusive features on Nintendo’s system.
These include touch screen controls to make accessing the game menus easier and motion controls (which could make firing those bows even more fun), amongst others.
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered could be one of the best video game releases of this year then, if it turns out to be a great remaster of the 2012 game. And even if this might not be the series’ best entry, here’s hoping people have fun playing through the Revolutionary war in this Assassin’s Creed game when it’s released later this month.
Note: Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will be released on March 29, 2019. Available on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch (note: Switch version releases on May 21).