As part of today's Nintendo Direct, it was finally confirmed that Assassin's Creed III Remastered is definitely coming to Switch.
After multiple rumours and accidental slip-ups from retailers and even Ubisoft itself, we can now say with absolute certainty that you'll be able to play the game on Switch. You'll be able to relive the adventures of Connor and Aveline as they fight for freedom during key moments in American history - the game includes both Assassin’s Creed III and Assassin’s Creed Liberation.
Taking "full advantage" of the Switch's specific features system, this Remastered edition will feature a touch screen interface, motion control aiming, optimised HUD and HD rumble. Additionally, gameplay mechanics and ergonomics have been improved for an optimal gaming experience. More details have been provided in a press release:
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.
The game launches on Switch on 21st May with pre-orders planned to go live tomorrow. Pricing will be set at $39.99.
We won't bother asking if you if you were surprised at this one, but will you be buying a copy? Let us know in the comments below.