Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, the PS Vita exclusive announced at Sony’s E3 conference, is being built with the same engine as Assassin’s Creed III.
A new preview on Game Informer talks up the game, saying that “if the developer has scaled anything back graphically to fit the game on the smaller system, they’ve done an excellent job hiding it.”
The same preview also details combat, saying it looks like the defensive sword fighting seen in previous Assassins titles. The magazine says the biggest change from the console version appears to be a new chain kill bar. This works by the game filling a charge bar every time you perform an assassination. Once the bar is full, you’re then able to pause the game and physically tap your opponents on screen, then once the game resumes Aveline automatically chains a series of attacks together to kill everyone you tapped.
Another area of the game mentioned, had Aveline driving a horse-drawn carriage through the streets of New Orleans. Here, you have to tap the side of the screen to speed up the horses. The touch screen can also be used to select and equip assorted items in your inventory.
Assassin’s Creed III Liberation is coming to the Vita on October 30, Game Informer seemed suitable impressed, hopefully our man in L.A will also be able to get some hands on time.