If yearly iterations of Assassin's Creed weren't enough to sate your hunger for more white-robed handsome men with accents and knives, we have good news for you! Assassin's Creed Liberation, previously a Vita exclusive, is being rereleased as Assassin's Creed Liberation HD on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Then there's Assassin's Creed Pirates, a smartphone and tablet game based on naval warfare from Assassin's Creed III.
Everyone should know a bit about Liberation already, but to recap it's the story of Frech-African Aveline becoming an assassin and fighting the Templars and Spanish forces in Louisiana. Assassin's Creed Liberation, on the other hand, is a different beast entirely. The mobile game introduces Alonzo Batilla during the golden age of piracy (One Piece?). Players will fight in real-time ship batttles, all while managing their crew and upgrading their ship. I smell microtransactions!
Both Assassin's Creed Liberation HD and Assassin's Creed Pirates are planned for release "soon" which could mean anything. I'd expect that in this case soon means very soon. It would behoove Ubisoft to get those games out prior to the launch of Assassin's Creed IV in October to build up hype. Releasing them afterwards would be like pushing them in the water after the boat's already left.
Liberation announcement trailer - Youtube
Pirates announcement trailer - Youtube