Ubisoft details changes and additions for Assassin's Creed III Remastered for Switch

Motion controls, HD Rumble, and more

Believe it or not, Ubisoft is going to implement some Switch-specific features for the upcoming Assassin's Creed III Remastered. Check out the official blurb on included updates below.

This release will include the improved ergonomics and gameplay mechanics and also make use of exclusive Switch features such as game menus accessible via the touch screen interface, Motion Control that ensures an intuitive controlled feeling during distant weapon aiming, and a specific UI design that provides HUD adaptation for different display modes (docked or Handheld gameplay).

While not mentioned in the blurb above, the official Nintendo.com listing also notes that the game will utilize HD Rumble. How well it'll be integrated and what aspects will use it remain to be seen.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered confirmed for Switch release in Japan

A few days back, we were wondering whether Assassin's Creed III Remastered would hit the Switch in Japan. Today Ubisoft sets any worry aside by confirming the Japanese release, which is due out May 23rd, 2019. The game is priced at ¥5,184 for both the physical and digital version.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered - cover art

Relive the American Revolution or experience it for the first time in Assassin's Creed III Remastered, with enhanced graphics and improved gameplay mechanics. Plus, Assassin's Creed III Liberation Remastered and all solo DLC content are included.

Assassin’s Creed III Remastered not announced for Japan at this time

During this week's Nintendo Direct, we finally got confirmation of Assassin’s Creed III Remastered coming to Switch. The news was shared in both North America and Europe, but for whatever reason, it was not part of the Japanese Nintendo Direct. Perhaps it had something to do with timing of the broadcast, as the Japanese Direct did include multiple games that weren't shown in the NA/EU versions. Hopefully the title will be confirmed for Japan at a later date.

Assassin's Creed III Remastered brings the American Revolution to Switch

SAN FRANCISCO — February 13, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft announced that for the first time ever, Assassin’s Creed® will be available on the Nintendo Switch™ system. On May 21, players will be able to relive the adventures of Connor and Aveline as they fight for freedom during key moments in American history in Assassin’s Creed® III Remastered that includes both Assassin’s Creed® III and Assassin’s Creed® Liberation.

Taking full advantage of the capabilities of the Nintendo Switch system, the Remastered edition will feature touch screen interface, motion control aiming, optimized HUD and HD rumble. Additionally, gameplay mechanics and ergonomics have been improved for an optimal gaming experience.

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® 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.

The 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 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.

Starting tomorrow Assassin’s Creed III Remastered can be pre-ordered for $39.99.

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Ubisoft removes mention of Assassin's Creed III Remastered from their website

This is getting absolutely ridiculous. Months and months ago, we heard about a rumor of an Assassin's Creed title/collection coming to Switch. That info came from a retailer who added a listing for the game. Shortly after that, the listing ended up removed. After that, the rumor popped up again through another retailer, and then that too was scrubbed. Then we get to today, where Club Ubisoft listed Assassin’s Creed III Remastered listing for Switch. Take a guess as to what happened next.

Yep, Ubisoft removed the listing for their website, and have offered no explanation. How in the world does this keep happening?! The latest turn of events makes the least sense. You'd think Ubisoft themselves would know what's going on with their games! I don't even know what to think at this point, but here's some potential explanations.

1. The listing was a mistake all three times
2. The listing is real, but was revealed early multiple times, which lead to the removal
3. The game will be confirmed via a Nintendo Direct, and Ubisoft accidentally put their listing live

If you have another guess as to what's going on, please let me know! I'd just love to hear any opinion on what the hell this mess is all about.

German Retailer lists Assasins Creed Compiliation for Switch

Could the Switch be getting another round of Assassin's Creed action in the near future? The only Assassin's Creed experience on Switch right now is the cloud version of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and that's only in Japan. That might be changing, as German retailer is listing an Assassin's Creed Compilation for Switch.

The listing says the collection is due out March 29th, 2019, but doesn't state what games would be included in the package. We'll keep an eye out for other retailers that also make mention of this collection, but for now, take this with a grain of salt.

Thanks to Timulion for the heads up!

IGN Video - Assassin's Creed Odyssey "Cloud Version" footage

Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Cloud Version, "running" on a Japanese Nintendo Switch. Via this service, publishers can offer games too complex or graphics-intensive to natively run on Switch (Internet connection required to play).

Man at Arms: Reforged creates the Spear of Leonidas from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Today our Blacksmiths take on Assassin's Creed to create two new, Greek weapons from Assassin's Creed: Odyssey - the legendary Broken Spear of Leonidas and the single-edged curved sword Kopis.

Assassin's Creed Odyssey "Cloud Version" - handheld footage

We have no idea if Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Cloud Version is going to see release outside of Japan, so all footage of the game running on Switch has come from people actually in Japan. The same goes for the footage above, which gives us a look at how the game runs in handheld mode. If Assassin's Creed Odyssey: Cloud Version released outside of Japan, would it be something you'd jump in on?