Ubisoft Unveils Assassin’s Creed Pirates for Mobile & ‘AC Liberation HD
Late last week, a leak from within Ubisoft revealed that there are several Assassin’s Creed titles in development at the popular French studio that have yet to be announced. Among them was something called Assassin’s Creed Pirates – a title that we have learned more about today.
Assassin’s Creed Pirates, as it turns out, is not a fully-fledged console release, or even an offshoot for Assassin’s Creed 4, but is actually a standalone title built for high-end mobile devices (i.e. smartphones and tablets). And, as the name suggests, the mobile game is built around dominating the high seas while searching for treasure.
In Assassin’s Creed Pirates, players will take control of Alonzo Batilla, a man living during the golden age of piracy and who is after the mysterious treasure of La Buse. As Batilla, players will build up their pirate ship – increasing its artillery, fortifying its defenses, bulking up its crew – in order to find greater success on missions.
It’s also important to mention that Assassin’s Creed Pirates is its own mobile title, and is not a companion app for Assassin’s Creed 4 – although one of those is also on the way. From what we can gather, the mobile title only loosely ties into the Assassin and Templar lore overall, with the game seeming more like a pirate management sim than anything else. Clearly, Ubisoft is banking hard on the pirate concept.
In addition to the announcement of Assassin’s Creed Pirates, Ubisoft also revealed that an HD remake of Assassin’s Creed Liberation is in development for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. The title is slated for release in 2014, and will feature a “complete graphical overhaul and re-mastered music and sound effects.”
Assassin’s Creed Pirates will be out this Fall for “high end smartphones and tablets.” Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is targeting a 2014 release on the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.