Assassin’s Creed III Remastered Next Month

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    Ubisoft announces that Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will be released on March 29th for Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, offering an updated version of this stealth/action game that was first released way back in 2012. Word is this will be a standalone release, but those who own the Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass already paid for this. Here's a trailer comparing the new version to the original, and here's word:

    Today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered, developed by Ubisoft Barcelona, will launch on March 29 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC. Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered can be pre-ordered, retail only for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as a stand-alone game for $39.99 and is also part of the Assassin’s Creed® Odyssey Season Pass.

    The Remastered edition will feature 4K and HDR on PlayStation®4 Pro, Xbox One X and Windows PC, as well as higher resolution textures, a new graphics engine and several other graphical enhancements. Gameplay mechanics and ergonomics have also been improved.

    Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered will include the full game, the single-player missions Benedict Arnold and Hidden Secrets, the Tyranny of King Washington and Assassin’s Creed® III Liberation Remastered, detailed below:


    • Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered: Players will embody Connor, a master Assassin born of the beauty and brutality of 18th-century America. As a bloody revolution draws near, your tribe is threatened by a powerful group seeking to crush the American Revolution and control the thirteen colonies. Shocked into action by the devastation of your village, you pledge your life to the cause of freedom and embark on a decades-long quest to achieve it.
    • Tyranny of King Washington: Explore an alternate history where one of America’s greatest heroes, George Washington, succumbs to the temptation of infinite power. The new King is born and his reign leaves no one untouched. Players must return freedom to the land by dethroning the tyrant our hero once called a friend.
    • Assassin’s Creed® III Liberation Remastered: Follow Aveline’s story as she battles Spanish forces in the American south to win freedom for her land and people. A woman of conviction, Aveline fights for freedom in 18th-century New Orleans, a city on the brink of a rebellion as the Spanish Empire imposes its new rule. Embark on an epic journey that will take her from the crowded streets of New Orleans to voodoo-haunted swamps and ancient Mayan ruins.

     
  2. Mr Cairo

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    Well it does look stunning but have they fixed the huge amount of bugs it had ..... hope so
     
  3. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    I assume the game includes any patches/fixes.
    These remastered versions of Asscreeds are great for that reason alone. Too bad they can't remaster PS4 games to PS4.
     
  4. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    AC III was rough around the edges in a lot of ways. Examples:
    • AC:B introduced a special "full sync" condition for missions: you sync better with the ancestor if you go through the mission the way he did. For example, if the mission is to kill someone, the full sync condition could be to follow the target over the rooftops, only kill the target or not raise an alarm; essentially, it provided an additional challenge, but the requirements were always logical and made you stay within the spirit of the game and prevented you from abusing the fact that the combat was way too easy. AC III kept the mechanic, but there it was just additional difficulty for difficulty's sake. In one notable instance that ticked me off, you are required to follow a convoy to a camp, but not hide in a hey cart, which would be the logical and "assassiny" thing to do. Then, when you do pull it off like they required, the cutscene shows your ancestor emerging from the hay cart! Hello, the rationale behind full sync conditions is that you do it the way the ancestor did!
    • Like the games before it, AC III contained optional assassination contracts. Historically, some were better than others, but each of the targets always had a back story, who they were, what they did, why they needed to be removed (and some of those missions were actually as good or better than many of major assassination missions in the same game). In AC III, there was none of that. It was just "There's a Templar in the harbour (or wherever), kill him!", and then you'd go there and see literally the same character you'd killed on every previous one of those missions, same model, same textures, alone, walking about, talking to himself like he was not right in the head (seriously, I don't know what was with that) and you'd just walk up to him and stab him.
    • The main character... An automaton with one sole function, to protect his village, and otherwise does what he does because it's the right thing to do. He rubs his shoulders with the most influential people of the era who are shaping the continent (George Washington), does them favours and when they want to make him an ally, he says he's not interested and he only did what he did in order to protect his village. Never does it occur to him that an alliance like that could bring his village and people some serious long term protection. When he needs guidance, he relies on the "spirits" which he first encountered as a child. And when that doesn't work out, because those "spirits" are the first civ and don't give a damn about his village which gets destroyed, does he get angry, bitter, confused? No! Because he believes that it was his life mission to do the "spirits'" bidding and the fact that they weren't protectors of his people like he thought was well, just the way it was. He fulfilled his mission and that's all that matters. He does not understand the point of what he did now that his village is gone, but that does not concern him. The only instances where he shows some emotion is when he has outbursts towards his mentor, like a teenager questioning his father's authority, except at that time the game already shows him as a grown man and it does not become him.
    • There's also the end of the whole game (in present day), which follows not one but two cliches of writers who get stuck and haven't got a clue on how to conclude things,
      the big disaster is averted in a classical deus ex machina manner and the main protagonist is killed off in the same instance.
    The point of the rant is that mere bug fixing won't be enough to fix what's actiully wrong with the game.
     
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  5. Mr Cairo

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    There was also the mission that keep your area of movement so constricted there was one moment that had you lighting torches/or putting out torches I forget and if you went just slightly out of the prescribed area you were desynced ... problem is the game gave you no clue as to what the boundary was so it was just try and try again until you got it right

    I wont lie I am looking forward to playing this again I had the season pass so its free and I Have not played it n years but I hope hope that they solved some of the continuity issues as well
     
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  6. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    Wait what, season pass holders get this for free? I might give it a go... Oops, scratch that, it's for Odyssey season pass holders, not AC III season pass holders. Liberation was a sweet little game, nice that they are including it too.
     

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