Assassin’s Creed: Liberation announced

June 3, 2012

The first in what is sure to be a long line of new PlayStation Vita games announced over E3 2012, Assassin’s Creed: Liberation, has been revealed in the latest issue of Game Informer. And it looks to be quite a project.

Liberation stars a new protagonist, a half French half African American woman named Aveline, and chronicles her adventures throughout a 1765 onwards New Orleans. Though unrelated to Desmond (a mysterious new character is in the Animus), Aveline will at some point come in contact with the lead character of Assassin’s Creed III.

Built specifically for the Vita, Liberation is promising a true Assassin’s Creed¬†experience, including a large, seamlessly loading New Orleans, pocket picking, and an assortment of new killing tools like pistols, machetes, and grenades. And, of course, assassinations. The series multiplayer mode, made popular in Brotherhood and Revelations, will too be making its way across to the Vita, though with changes and enhancements to cater to the platform’s unique qualities.

In the Assassin’s Creed universe, Liberation is described as an Abstergo propaganda tool, showing the grey side of the Templar/Assassin conflict from the perspective of an assassin.

Assassin’s Creed: Liberation¬†will make an appearance at E3 2012, and Rocket Chainsaw will deliver the goods.