Assassin's Creed 3 Is Getting Remastered

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s season pass will include, among other things, a remastered version of Assassin’s Creed 3, publisher Ubisoft said today. There’s also downloadable content set in Atlantis, DLC surrounding the “first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade”, and a remaster of Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation.

The Assassin’s Creed 3 remaster will also be available standalone for PC, PS4 and Xbox One when it goes live in March, Ubisoft said. It’ll have improved “gameplay mechanics” and “ergonomics”, about which we’ve asked the company for more details.

Assassin’s Creed 3, which came out in October 2012, is set during the American Revolution and polarised fans and critics with its bloated side missions and unlikeable protagonist. Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo loved the game for its innovations and storytelling, while others on staff found it irritating.

There’s a meaty collection of goodies in Odyssey’s season pass — as there should be, for $US40 ($56) — which includes two big DLC packs that encompass three episodes each, with new episodes releasing every six weeks.

The first pack, Legacy of the First Blade, is for big Assassin’s Creed nuts — it’ll start this December and tell the story of the first Assassin, who apparently wasn’t Bayek? Said Ubisoft: “This episodic adventure will introduce players to the first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade, changing the course of history. Players will learn more about the backstory of the Assassins and why they choose to fight from the shadows.”

The second DLC pack, The Fate of Atlantis, is a sequel to the iconic Indiana Jones game. Just kidding. It’ll take you to the infamous underwater city, which sounds incredible.

Ubisoft also says there will be free new content for everyone who buys Odyssey, which comes out October 5. Here’s what you’ll get, via Ubisoft:

  • The Lost Tales of Greece: Free episodic questlines will release regularly in-between episodes, providing a constant flow of new stories for players to discover. These quests will feature familiar faces and new characters from the world of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
  • Recurring In-Game Events: Each week a new epic ship or mercenary will appear, presenting players with challenging battles as they hunt down these powerful enemies. Daily and weekly contracts will send players on new quests across Greece.
  • Discovery Tour: The educational tool will let players explore the game world in a conflict-free environment and learn about Ancient Greece’s monuments, culture and history.
  • Many more updates, including new monstrous and mythical creatures to defy and a New Game Plus mode presenting new challenges and the ability to see how different choices affect players’ stories.

Comments

    Of course the interesting ‘assassin-y’ bit is behind the dlc paywall rather than in the main game. Hate being this cynical but it’s getting harder & harder reading some of this stuff. Ah well, will wait for the sales & get them in a year, got origins + dlc for ~$50 from waiting it out, not like there’s a need to play this day 1!

    If there’s anyone besides Mr Totilo who enjoyed AC3 (series low-point for me) then hope this is the news you’ve been waiting for?

    Weirdly, as much as I loved the Ezio series of games i’ve got 0 interest in replaying them - i just think this is a series that doesn’t age well (controls wise & gameplay mostly). Be interesting to see how they improve that for the remaster, not sure how they can suddenly make Connor likeable or improve on some of the other issues without rebuilding the entire thing (which im sure they’re not doing)?

    I personally quite liked Assassin's Creed III, but I also don't have time to replay games I've already finished, especially in a series like AC where newer, better games with significant refinements tarnish the appeal of the old ones. I'll likely buy Odyssey and want its DLC but if the cost of the season pass is partially that high because of the bundled AC3, I think that's a shame. I'll wait some months to get it on sale, most likely.

    Give me the ability to play as Haytham the whole game please Ubi, animus glitch, wizard did it, I don't care. Just do it!

    And once again, the original game is forgotten. Its in serious need of a remaster.

    It’s aged like a cheeseburger left in the sun.

    Oh good. A remaster of the worst AC game. Exactly what I wanted.

      Seems like they are running out of things to remaster... that is until the next console where they can give all the games another very slight graphical increase and then re-release for easy money.

        They could do a Pro patch for 4... or remaster 1. But yeah. Not long after Ezio collection and the Rogue remaster, I assume they just gave the remaster team 3 to work on while they're at it. They must've streamlined their processes or something.

          Bahahaha good joke.

    I actually really liked and enjoyed this one, even to the point of getting the platinum on PS3 when it originally came out. Saying that, the effort and time it took to get to that point was exhausting, and I have no interest in going back and playing it again.

    But this is good news for younger players who may have missed the game when it first came out.

      I enjoyed the story (mostly) but the game mechanics were dumbed down so much that it took away all the fun for me.

    The first pack, Legacy of the First Blade, is for big Assassin’s Creed nuts — it’ll start this December and tell the story of the first Assassin, who apparently wasn’t Bayek?

    Origins is set 49-47BC, Odessey is set during the Peloponnesian War, 400 years earlier.

      also, the video says he was "the first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade", not 'the first assassin'

      all signs point to it being Darius whose mentioned in AC II, and it's his blade that Bayek uses on the wrong arm leading to his finger getting cut off.

    Geez, it used to be a new AC game every year, now it's two new games every year.

      Why are you acting like this is new? In 2016, 3 titles were remastered so you could say 3 games that year... it's not a surprise.

      I for one wanted AC3 remastered badly and this is some great news, don't like it, don't buy it lol.

    Does the Remaster include AC3 -3 dlc's too ?

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