The Assassin’s Creed franchise has been going strong for over 10 years, delighting players with its great historical locations and parkour gameplay.
There have been a few missteps along the way though, and Assassin’s Creed Unity’s botched launch in 2014 did put some players off, while its successor Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was a solid but unexciting game overall.
Fortunately, last year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins was a great return to form for the series, and it’s also true that the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey looks like it could be one of the finest games in the franchise to date.
In between releasing major Assassin’s Creed games and spin-offs, Ubisoft has also been busy releasing remasters of the earlier games in the series. Such was the case of 2016’s Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection, a compilation of three games starring charismatic series’ protagonist Ezio Auditore. Ubisoft also put out Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered last year, an updated edition of one of the most interesting entries in the series thus far.
This is a remaster of the 2012 game set during the American Revolution, which although isn’t top of the pile in the Assassin’s Creed pantheon still has its moments, especially some good sailing sequences which Ubisoft later made a core part of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
Also interesting is the fact that Assassin’s Creed Liberation is getting a remastered edition. This comes together with Assassin’s Creed III Remastered (and does not need to be purchased separately).
Liberation debuted on the PS Vita in 2012, and although it later made it to other console platforms, it’s likely many people never got to play this colonial era Assassin’s Creed, which was also the first one to feature a female protagonist. So the fact this is also included in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s season pass together with the Assassin’s Creed III remaster is a welcome thing too.
Both remasters feature full support for 4K resolution and HDR on PC, PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, plus the games’ graphics have been enhanced to bring them more in line with those of modern releases. Gameplay mechanics have been improved in both games too according to Ubisoft.
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered will be released in March 2019, but as stated earlier these also form part of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s season pass (which will be available on October 5) for those interested in making the purchase now.
Either way, it sure would be a great thing if these remasters turn out to be great, and let users with current-gen consoles who might have missed either Assassin’s Creed III or its spin-off Assassin’s Creed Liberation have a jolly good time when they are released next year.