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First Assassin's Creed III Multiplayer Info Released 

We’ve got the very first info on Assassin’s Creed III’s multiplayer mode, in development at Ubisoft Annecy, and it’s interesting stuff. The big news is a new 4 vs 4 mode called Domination, which is loosely based on the classic King of the Hill gameplay.

In Domination two teams of four fight for control over three areas on a map. Once an area is captured, you earn points for ‘owning’ that spot. Holding zones is likely to be tricky, because you’ll be hunted by an unknown assassin (or two) just like in Brotherhood and Revelations.

There will of course be loads of new maps and characters, each of which will be faithful to the new setting and time period. The first map to be shown is called The Northwest Passage, which includes an ice-bound boat to explore. There are also three confirmed characters (with loads more to be revealed) called The Commander, The Carpenter and The Lady Maverick.

Another new feature is the ability to use the environment in your kills. We haven’t seen it in action, and the press literature is vague, but it seems like you’ll be able to either collapse walls on enemies (for example) or somehow integrate walls into your kill animation for even more spectacular murder. It’s also likely that the new cover system from the single player will appear in online too. We know that the dynamic weather will feature in multiplayer maps - can’t wait to see how tense a fog-covered session will be.

Other new info includes the introduction of a third active ability slot, several new weapons including the poison dart, which lets you perform delayed kills, and the merging of the ‘Kill/Stun’ abilities onto a single button. There’s a new perk called ‘Unstoppable’ which will allow you to run through chasebreakers and dense crowds.

IGN Live: Assassin’s Creed III Demo - E3 2012

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Sony Announces Assassin's Creed Liberation Officially, Touts Incentives 

The Vita is getting an exclusive new game in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, this time starring a female protagonist.

The new game is set in New Orleans in the late 18th century, and stars a heroine by the name of Aveline.  The game will also offer a number of unique incentives for players to tie Liberation to their PS3 copy of Assassin’s Creed III, including a dedicated character skin and upgraded ammo packs. 

Sony also revealed that a special White Assassin’s Creed Vita bundle would release along with the Vita game release on October 30th. 

Sony Announces Assassin's Creed III Bundle 

A new Assassin’s Creed 3 PlayStation 3 bundle will be available the same day as the game releases on October 30.

The bundle will include a PlayStation 3 console, a copy of Assassin’s Creed 3, and exclusive DLC. Sony did not detail what the exclusive DLC will entail.

E3 2012: Sony’s Press Conference

(for those of you who may have missed it)

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E3 2012: Ubisoft’s Press Conference

(for those of you who may have missed it)

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Assassin’s Creed Liberation: Aveline de Grandpré 360 Presentation (E3 2012)

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Assassin’s Creed Liberation: Official Trailer (E3 2012)

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Assassin’s Creed III: Boston Stealth Walkthrough (E3 2012)

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Assassin’s Creed III: Naval Battle Gameplay (E3 2012)

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