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Assassin's Creed III Remastered new details

Assassin's Creed III Remastered new details

Announced as part of the Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass, Assassin's Creed III Remastered will also launch as a standalone and at retail for $39.99 on March 29. Revamped with 4K, HDR, graphical enhancements and gameplay improvements, the title developed by Ubisoft Barcelona also features the Tyranny of King Washington addon and Assassin's Creed III Liberation Remastered. A comparison trailer inside along with new screenshots.


Play Assassin’s Creed III Remastered as Part of the Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Season Pass
or Pre-Order It As a Stand-Alone Game Starting Today

SAN FRANCISCO — February 6, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered, developed by Ubisoft Barcelona, will launch on March 29 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC. Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered can be pre-ordered, retail only for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as a stand-alone game for $39.99 and is also part of the Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Season Pass.

The Remastered edition will feature 4K and HDR on PlayStation®4 Pro, Xbox One X and Windows PC, as well as higher resolution textures, a new graphics engine and several other graphical enhancements. Gameplay mechanics and ergonomics have also been improved.

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® III 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.

• 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® III 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.

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For the latest on Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey and all of Ubisoft’s games, visit Ubisoft News:

Comparison Trailer

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Commented on 2019-02-06 18:59:14
Watched this trailer (YouTube quality) and the graphical improvements are very minimal, in some points it was even hard to see any improvement at all.
The most noticeable changes were to some objects, like the statues in the theater entrance and the chandeliers in the theater main room. The added orange/gold tint also makes it harder to compare, since it changes the scenes lighting.

Price is absurdly high imho, specially when you consider that you can buy the original AC3 for just a few bucks, and the fact that for $20 more you can buy Resident Evil 2 Remake, which is an absolutely excellent game and basically a new game, not just a remake. Something you can clearly see how much effort and care the company put behind it.

I love most Ubisoft's games and even like AC3, but this "remaster" effort is lazy at best.
Commented on 2019-02-06 20:06:48
isn't this like the worst one in series?
Commented on 2019-02-06 23:35:31 In reply to b0vril
I liked AC3, gave it a 8 (out of 10) rating after I finished it back in 2013. There's an epitaph that was cut from the game, that actually would have made Connor, the main character, far more simpathetic to people who found him to be too stiff and characterless. No idea why they cut it.

But for most AC fans, yes. Though the very worst in the series is without a doubt AC1, people look fondly upon it because it was the first in the series and was released back in 2007, when the PS3 and X360 were still in their first generation of games. AC1's combat and game design are freaking horrible.
Commented on 2019-02-07 10:23:06
Werent Liberation included in AC4: Black Flag and already a standalone game on PS4/XO?
Commented on 2019-02-07 10:28:21 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
isn't this like the worst one in series?
YES! They absolutely ruined Desmond Miles story and the whole purpose of "The First Civilization" storyline. All that amazing build up to end it in the most generic way possible!
Commented on 2019-02-07 10:34:54 In reply to nicolailarsen91
Posted by nicolailarsen91
Werent Liberation included in AC4: Black Flag and already a standalone game on PS4/XO?
That would be Assassin's Creed 4 Freedom Cry. Yes, it later on became a stand alone game. Liberation was also included with AC4.
Commented on 2019-02-07 20:47:59 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
isn't this like the worst one in series?
I loved Connor, his father, his story but the modern world part always bored me to tears.
Commented on 2019-02-09 01:46:32 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
isn't this like the worst one in series?
Yes this is the worst game in the series, and almost all the people who didn't play the old assassin's creed games loves it, and almost all the people who played and enjoyed the old games didn't like it, and for me if i can describe this game in one word i'll say 5#!7 like this nonsense remastered.
Commented on 2019-02-09 14:39:13
I played the first 5 games back to back in 2013 - AC1, AC2, AC:Brotherhood, AC:Revelations, AC3. The ones with the best modern storylines were AC1, AC2, AC:B or AC:R, and AC3 - It sucked that Desmond's story ended, but the way it was executed was great. Connor's story and how he slowly realized that the people he was working with were as bad as the people he was fighting against was also great - that fateful conversation with Connor and George Washington in his camp and the things each said to the other are still one of the best moral and grey scenes in the series.

I still remember having a lot of fun with AC3's modern setting's levels, like Brazil's one during a MMA fight and the First Civilization's temple. Also, the story with Subject 16, Clay Kaczmarek, really paid off after all the bread crumbs and clues dropped in the past games.

People also forget that Assassin's Creed 3 has one of the best combat systems in the series, the developers really dedicated a lot of time and resources to how the fighting system worked with over 100 different combat and kill animations, there was a 5 part series they released before the game launched and 2 episodes covered this extensively.

Then there's the naval combat that was introduced in AC3, that of course isn't the series best, but still very good and fun in its own right. Then there's the Homestead where you can upgrade your homebase and how not only it gives you more upgrades, but also changes the appearance and brings in new settlers to it, with their own side quests that you can't access otherwise. A lot of the game's side quests were really good as well.

AC3 also introduced the Hunting system to the series, which when combined with the Crafting system, it really gave a great and fun reason to explore the wilderness and hunt animals. With you getting stronger with each hunt you performed. Plus you also got a very easy way to make money outside of treasure chests and missions, since you could hunt from the tiniest to the biggest and more dangerous animals and sell their pelts and meat for money.

The wilderness is another area where AC3 excelled at, it's a very rich and detailed environment, with many routes to reach a location or objective. I remember in a mission I had like 5 or 6 ways to tackle an assassination and how that blew me away back then, compared to previous entries, which had 2 or 3 ways at most. Exploring the frontier was really fun as well. Also, those catacombs' tunnels were very great, they were mysterious and intriguing to explore and find all the treasures and fast travel points.

Then there's the soundtrack, which while not composed by Jesper Kyd, it still had a lot of great tracks and very iconic theme for the game and the events. The music when Connor's village burns was specially powerful and elevated that whole scene to one of the best in the game and in the series.

By playing these games back to back, one can clearly see which of them stood the test of time and how they compare to previous entries in the franchise. To those that hate AC3, they should take a moment to read the Assassin's Creed Reddit threads and forums' posts about the game, most Assassin's Creed fans really like AC3.

Then there's the MetaCritic scores: 85 (PS3), 84 (X360), 80 (PC). All of this tells everything anyone needs to know about the game. It's definitely not AC2 and AC4: Black Flag levels of great, but it's still a great game.

There's a lot more to write about Assassin's Creed 3, but I already wrote too much. AC3 is not the best in the series, but it's still far superior to AC3: Liberation and AC1 - by a very freaking wide margin. And even AC3: Liberation is still better than AC1, and that's the second worst game in the series, with AC1 taking the worst spot obviously.
Commented on 2019-02-09 20:19:00
AC3 was shit. Worst in the series by far. Worst protagonist, half baked naval combat (black flag made it worth while) probably the worst combat in the series since it was the most automated and counter heavy. The additional side activities weren't fun...hunting *pukes*. The ubisoft open world collectathon was at its worst. The opening was WAY too long and boring and it has by far the worst modern day sections in the entire series to date. Besides animation variety and visuals the game has no redeeming features. It's shit. It's difficult to convey how mate I HATE the game.
Commented on 2019-02-10 09:32:03
there no such thing like best or worst in AC series. more like... most liked and least liked. cus most installements of the series VARY SO MUCH. why? cus SETTING - have STRONGEST impact on the vision of the game: mechanis, story, etc
each AC game have BAD desisions in mechanics, story etc. EACH. same for good ones)) so, if someone asking about, should he try some AC game. right answer is - setting. especially for old ones. why? cus game's atmosphere is the ONLY thing that not taken by age

if we take a look from technical side, there one SIMPLE answer - Liberation. why simple? cus VITA. so its PORTABLE game lol
Commented on 2019-02-10 20:19:43
@Sdarts - No....good lord no! It was executed horribly, because they absolutely shatted on all the build up and dire warning from the previous 3 games! Minerva and Subject 16 were giving dire warnings of what is to come! There was no reversing it! These are beings that can travel through time and see the future! They already stated it was too late to change things, their only hope for humanity was for Desmond Miles was to go to the vault with a small number of people for protection against the doomsday solar flare from the sun that was gonna charred the earth. Hell, subject 16 seen this future via "the bleeding effect" and went insane from it, and committed suicide. That's why he smeared all those gylphs on the walls with his own blood. Minerva also told Ezio of this doomsday effect, and traveled through time and space to warn Desmond. Armageddon was meant to happen, and through Desmond Miles bloodline humans would repopulate the earth. [spoiler/]They ruined it by settling on the most generic ending ever.

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