Whoa. Here’s what is going on: a version of Assassin’s Creed for the PS Vita, debuting this fall, as according to NeoGAF. The story? It will release alongside Assassin’s Creed III this fall, will take place in New Orleans (yes!) during the same time period as Assassin’s Creed III, will have a multiplayer, and won’t feature Desmond. Aveline, our new female assassin, will meet Connor from Assassin’s Creed III, and her mentor will be an escaped slave who is the leader of the New Orleans assassin’s guild, which combined with the location and time period could mean that “Liberation” would refer to the liberation of American slaves in that period.
It also is cited that the back-touch screen of the Vita will let you pick pockets, and all of New Orleans will be open to explore, without any loading screens. It will also take players into the Gulf of Mexico, and alligators are in it, too.
Ubisoft should lift the wraps off of AC III: Liberation at E3 next week.