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Ubisoft announce Assassin's Creed III remastered edition

Published: 10:54, 07 February 2019
An assassin running through the battlefield in Assassin's Creed 3
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Assassin's Creed III is getting released once again but this time with a fancy new graphics engine, higher-resolution textures and support for HDR and 4K. The remastered edition is scheduled for release on 29 March 2019 for consoles and PC.

After some earlier rumours suggested that Ubisoft is working on Assassin's Creed III remastered edition, the publisher have now officially announced the re-release of Connor's adventure.

The remaster will feature a new graphics engine, along with enhancements that include higher-resolution textures and support for 4K and HDR.

According to the announcement, the remastered edition also packs in improvements to Assassin's Creed III's ergonomics and gameplay mechanics. Ubisoft didn't go into details on what kind of improvements they have made to gameplay but it's possible that some features are a bit more polished when compared to 2012's game.

Additionally, Assassin's Creed III Remastered includes all of its original post-launch DLC like the Benedict Arnold and Hidden Secrets missions and the Tyranny of King Washington story, which is set in an alternate reality where George Washington becomes a dictator. 

Assassin's Creed III Liberation DLC is also remastered and included in the package.

Ubisoft shared a video which compares the original version to remastered edition and the biggest difference is the quality of lighting. It gives the game a bit more yellowish, golden filter in some scenes as seen in the image below.

Ubisoft picture showing character walking on a red carpet AC III comparison

Another big difference is the texture resolution. Objects, characters and foliage now look much sharper and crispier and with proper 4K support now implemented, those with the strongest hardware can push the game to its limit.

Assassin's Creed III remastered edition is coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on 29 March 2019. At the moment, there is no mention of Nintendo Switch version which could mean that the previous listings were fake.

Towards the end of the last month, some Czech retailers listed Assassin's Creed III remaster for Switch and even shared its box art.

Whether Ubisoft decide to announce Switch version at later date remains to be seen, but at the moment there is nothing solid to suggest the remastered edition is coming to Nintendo's console.

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