Ubisoft has announced a remaster for Assassin’s Creed III. The 2012 entry into Ubisoft’s franchise concluded the storyline of modern day protagonist Desmond Miles, and started what would become known as the Kenway Saga.
Assassin’s Creed III: Remastered can be bought as a standalone title but it also comes included in the season pass for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Regardless of how you buy it, the game launches for Xbox One, PS4, and PC in March 2019.
In our Assassin’s Creed III review, Kevin VanOrd gave the game an 8.5/10, writing, “Assassin’s Creed 3 is a big game that gives you a lot to do, some of which is fleshed out relatively well, and some of which isn’t. It is not, however, content to rest on the series’ laurels. It takes chances with its opening, with its story, and with its characters. It expands the series’ gameplay in enjoyable and sensible ways. As with many ambitious games, not every arrow fired hits the bull’s-eye, yet this big, narratively rich sequel is easy to get invested in. Other games stimulate emotion with manipulative music and teary monologues; Assassin’s Creed III rouses your mind and your heart by giving you a glimpse into its characters’ souls and letting you judge them on their own merits.”
The remaster of Assassin’s Creed III isn’t the only piece of content that comes included in Odyssey’s season pass. You’ll get the 2014 HD remaster of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation–which we gave a 6/10 in our review–as well. You’ll also get two story add-ons that are each divided into three episodes: Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis. Legacy of the First Blade sees Kassandra or Alexios meeting the first individual to use the hidden blade–which Assassin’s Creed II tells us is the Persian assassin Darius–and The Fate of Atlantis delves into the history behind the famed underwater city.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches for Xbox One, PS4, and PC on October 5.