Ubisoft held an event in Paris, specifically aimed at showing off their digital gaming plans for the next few months. In addition to announcing a sequel to the iOS and Android game Rayman Jungle Run and a couple of gorgeous looking next-gen downloadable games, they also announced another two titles in the Assassins Creed series.
First, Assassins Creed: Liberation HD is as it sounds, an HD remake of the Vita title from last year for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. It sees players take on the persona of Assassin Aveline, as she rids 18th Century New Orleans of Templars and other nasty characters. Taking advantage of its new hardware, Liberation HD introduces a complete graphical overhaul, re-mastered music and sound effects, a revamped gameplay experience, and new missions that dive deeper into Aveline’s story. No release date for this one as yet, but expect it to pop up on Steam, Xbox Live and PSN before the end of the year.
The second Assassins Creed title announced today is perhaps the more unusual of the two, and is being designed from the ground-up for play on tablets and other mobile devices. Assassins Creed Pirates will focus purely on naval combat and exploration, and features micro-management of your crew as well as tactical ship-to-ship combat. This could be one to watch if you like your portable gaming on an iPad or Android tab.