Part 2: The PlayStation Vita Assassin’s Creed game’s female protagonist will be able to choose from three costumes in order to gain access to or blend into areas that would be difficult to do so otherwise.
Ubisoft seems to be giving Liberation its due respect. While many studios would make a portable, half-hearted effort when bringing their games to portable consoles, it seems Ubisoft really is putting the time and effort into bringing Aveline and her world to life on the Vita.
This can be seen through how the game tie’s into the overall story-arc as well as how the game will see both Aveline and Connor meet during the course of Liberation. At the same time, the way the game is being promoted, as having been developed by Abstergo, is also intriguing.
However, one need only look at some of the gameplay mechanics to understand that Ubisoft really are taking their Assassin’s Creed Leap of Faith debut on the Vita very seriously.
Gabriel Graziani, the community developer went on to explain how using different costumers, or rather dresses, would allow the protagonist to blend in or infiltrate certain areas better or with more ease than just the standard Assassin’s uniform but first, there was the introduction to it all:
“As Aveline grew into her role as an assassin, she discovered that she could fluidly switch between social strata just by altering her clothing.” In order to aid this dynamic, the game has various changing rooms located around the map, which can be unlocked similar to how shops were unlocked in earlier Assassin’s Creed games.
There are three Personas that Aveline can make use of, starting off with The Slave Persona.
Dressing as a “commoner of the lower peasant class” allows Aveline to “blend seamlessly with slaves, indentured servants and other workers.”
She can also become anonymous by picking up a crate and blending into the surroundings. At the same time she can also “call on her fellow workers for aid and incite them to cause public disturbances on her behalf.”
However, there are some drawbacks as she loses most of her gear apart from the hidden blade.
The second persona is The Lady Persona, which allows Aveline to infiltrate the higher classes of society without looking conspicuous.
This persona allows Aveline to “charm or even bribe certain individuals, opening up new opportunities for assassination.”
This persona also suffers the same drawback as the last one, with the lack of weapons being an issue, although there is talk of a “poison dart-shooting umbrella”.
The last person is The Assassin Persona, which is combat ready and allows for much more agility and freedom of movement.
Lastly, Ubisoft has confirmed that it is looking into adding a hooded costume for Aveline.
Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation is set to release on the 30th of October.