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Assassin's Creed 3 Vita details: Female hero, New Orleans setting

Handheld version to ship day-and-date with console

Details have supposedly appeared on the PS Vita version of Assassin's Creed 3, which leaked via retailers earlier this week.

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According to NeoGAF, the latest issue of US mag Game Informer confirms the PS Vita version will release day-and-date with its console big brother on October 30, and even star a female assassin.

AC3 Vita will supposedly take place in New Orleans during the same period as Connor's American Revolution adventure.

Here are the details, via NeoGAF:

  • Its out same day as AC3 (oct30)
  • Location is New Orleans
  • Female assassin named Aveline
  • Looks like same time period as AC3
  • Ubisoft Sofia is developing
  • Takes place during 1765-1780 in the period between the end of the French and Indian war
  • One of the bullet points is that it's "true AC gameplay"
  • Will not connect to Desmond
  • Will have "multiplayer specifically tailored to the Vita experience"
  • "The game has been released as a propaganda tool by Abstergo, who want players to experience a gray area of the Assassin/Templar conflict as an assassin rather than a templar"
  • Aveline's mentor is an escaped slave named Agate,leader of the assassins in New Orleans
  • Wildlife like alligators "wait on the banks of the swamp or hide beneath murky waters"
  • Liberation will also take players across the Gulf into Mexico"
  • Game will take place in "Large gameplay areas, you can run, climb, fight and explore the entirety of New Orleans without loading a new area."

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