Ubisoft has released the first details about the PlayStation-only content it has planned for Assassin's Creed 4. The PS3 and PS4 versions of the open-world seafaring adventure will feature one hour of exclusive gameplay starring Aveline de Grandpré, the female protagonist of Vita game Assassin's Creed III Liberation.
Liberation writer Jill Murray has returned to pen the continuation of Aveline’s tale in three missions that pick up some time after the conclusion of the Vita title. “It’s a ways forward so Aveline is a bit older,” AC4 lead writer Darby McDevitt said in a post on Ubisoft’s blog. “It’s not directly related to the end of her story. If Assassin’s Creed IV is like a novel, Aveline’s missions are like a short story.”
Explaining how these missions are made possible, McDevitt added: “The present-day is set in Abstergo Entertainment – which is this fun, hip company to work for… at first. You are able to access the Aveline stuff because your coworkers are working on retrieving different genetic memories from all kinds of different people.”
Assassin's Creed 4 will launch on October 29 in the US and November 1 in the UK on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. The PC version is expected to release shortly after, while PS4 and Xbox One editions are due to launch when the next-gen consoles arrive some time this year. The PlayStation versions of another key Ubisoft game, November release Watch Dogs, will also feature one hour of exclusive gameplay.