Ubisoft just announced that Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will be coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 29. In fact, they released a trailer comparing the new remastered to the original 2012 game.
Judging by the trailer, the game looks like an all-around improvement compared to the original. AC III originally looked grey and had all of the colours washed out. Well now, the colours are more vibrant, the lighting is better, and the textures look sharp. This is probably due to the new graphics engine the remaster is using. It’s also mentioned that there is some improved gameplay without mentioning anything in specific.
If that wasn’t enough the remaster will include all of the single-player DLC such as the “Benedict Arnold” and “Hidden Secrets” missions along with the “Tyranny of King Washington” expansion. The biggest surprise is that Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered is being included as well. It’s nice to see that the former PS Vita exclusive is getting the same remaster treatment as AC III.
There were also some rumours that AC III Remastered is being made for the Nintendo Switch. While it would be nice to have an Assassin’s Creed game to play on the go with the Switch, the rumours are simply false. Ubisoft has not mentioned anything about a Switch release for Assassin’s Creed III Remastered since the announcement on February 6.
While there are no official plans for the original Assassin’s Creed to be remastered. One could only hope that through AC III Remastered, people can relive the glory days of the original assassin we all know and love, Altair.
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will be available for free on release if Assassin’s Creed Odyssey players have the season pass. Otherwise, the game will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for $39.99 which is a reasonable price for all of AC III’s content.