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Submitted by Torchwood4 1030d ago | article

How Assassin's Creed III Is Hurting Liberation

With the upcoming release of Assassin's Creed III and Assassin's Creed III:Liberation Ubisoft has already screwed up their chances of Liberation's release before either game is even out. (Industry, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)

majiebeast  +   1030d ago
I will probably still buy both and just switch between them same as i did with tl2 and bl2. I think the holiday season this year is less crowded then last year so i think you can easily pick up liberation later especially if you dont like bo2.
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Anon1974  +   1030d ago
I wonder what else his magic, crystal ball is telling him. I mean, two games on two separate consoles launching at the same time before the holiday season? It's like Potter and Voldemort. One has to die for the other to exist.

Give me a break.
Aceman18  +   1030d ago
hahaha i agree i have both paid in full, and i'm just waiting for release day.

i'll switch back and forth between the two. worst gaming generation ever media, gamers wise.
miyamoto  +   1030d ago
The World is Empty without Sony.
I noticed lately bloggers have nothing sensible to write about. Just doom & gloom stuff like its the end of Sony & what not.

Goes to show Sony is these bloggers bread and butter. Without Sony to bash they have no job since the PS3 pre launch period.
doogiebear  +   1030d ago
I think u should get Black Ops 2 later, and get Liberation immediately. COD = Children's Online Daycare. It'll probably dissapoint like MW 3 and RE 6 did, even if it sells a ton.
Magic_Spatula  +   1030d ago
I agree with the article that it was a bad move to release both games on the same date. Should've released one or the other a month or so ahead of schedule, and implemented the cross buy feature. Also, they should've advertised Liberation more or as much as they did AC3. I feel that AC:L didn't get as much exposure and could be the system pusher Sony needs for the Vita. We'll see what happens after the holiday season.
Vitalogy  +   1030d ago
Cross-buy is usually directly conected to cross-play. Those games are completely different from each other when it comes to story, might have some similarities but no cross-play which means no cross-buy. Although it could've been a good move from sony, linking the 2 games, but then again they would be offering a completely different game for free (cross-play tittles are exactly the same but on a different platform) which I don't see it happen.
wastedcells  +   1029d ago
It is an odd choice to release both at the same time especially considering the numbers. Most vita owners have a ps3. If this game came out first vita owners would have something really special. I'm still getting both but that's a lot of game for one day. Same goes with need for speed. I think they both (vita/ps3) come out on 30th as well.
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Grap  +   1030d ago
yah the same day is a bit of problem that could hurt some money for ubi.. dunno how ubi couldn't see it.
shammgod  +   1030d ago
Getting both!
KUV1977  +   1030d ago
Getting both too but as many others I agree that it would have been much smarter to space them apart a few weeks or at least sell a AC3/AC:L-Bundle.
MiamiACR21  +   1030d ago
Liberation hurt itself the minute the main character was announced as being female. Cue lots of suppressed emotions, lots of pseudo macho crap, and a romantic plot that ends with the man dying and a final revenge sequence.
SAE  +   1030d ago
what ? i would love to play as a female character , it would bring a different experience in story aspect , it's something new and i welcome that ...

it doesn't hurt me to release it the same day so i don't care what people say , if you are a fan you will hide money to get both in same day , i didn't but still gonna buy them one way or another , it's a must buy in both consoles :P...
Aceman18  +   1030d ago
gonna disagree with you i love the fact that its a female lead. both are paid in full
shammgod  +   1030d ago
And your argument hurt itself the minute you started typing it
SAE  +   1030d ago
if i bought the ps3 version will i get the vita version for free ?.. that's what i understand from the article o.o
KMCROC  +   1030d ago
So from all the comments, the vibe i got was about how the vita will be impacted or that AC3lib should be cheaper cause of cross play & how the release of both games may impact the sales of vita or what 3rd party developers think . sad not one comment was about how great the game will be . (how sad )
Slugg3r  +   1030d ago
For me it's fine because I'll be buying AC3 for PC and since the PC version comes about a month later, I can get myself familiar with the Liberation meanwhile.
PopRocks359  +   1030d ago
This seems to be a trend. I read a rumor not long ago that CoD: Declassified for the Vita may not have the Zombies campaign in it. These gimped spin-offs are not helping the Vita at all, especially when they are released on the same exact day as their superior console brethren.
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rpd123  +   1030d ago
AC Liberation isn't gimped though. It's got some pretty cool stuff that can only be done on Vita and it's a full fledged AC game with it's own character, setting, and story. I doubt that being released on the same day as AC3 will seriously harm it's sales. Those who don't get it day one and want it will get it at some point. Just because it isn't being bought on day one doesn't mean it's not selling well.
PopRocks359  +   1030d ago
Okay, now how many people who don't come to sites like these and read these articles are going to recognize that? Now I could be wrong, but most people who go out for their Assassin's Creed, will probably get the game on their console of choice as oppose to a spin-off on the Vita.

I could be wrong and it could be a success, but I don't see it happening. The audience is wrong and so is the idea behind it. This game should have had its own release date to give itself an identity. Instead it will probably be overshadowed by anyone who isn't either a Sony fan or a massive AC fan.
kupomogli  +   1029d ago
@PopRocks359

Considering that the cover art on the Vita game shows the character is a female, it'll be pretty easy to distinguish that they're different.
rpd123  +   1030d ago
You make some good points. I guess anyone who hasn't looked into it will just think of it as another gimped spin off. I'll be getting both, but for most people it's probably going to be AC3 and I can understand that. There's also the fact that not many casual gamers know what a Vita is, so that's not helping much either.

I think that they probably should've released it before AC3 by a month or two. That would've built excitement for AC3 and people would want to play Liberation in the period leading up to it.
rpd123  +   1030d ago
AC3 Liberation should definitely not be cheaper because of corr buy or cross play. It's a completely different game with a completely different setting, protagonist, and story. Cross buy is for games that are essentially the same on each console. That's like me asking them to discount Uncharted Golden Abyss because I bought Uncharted 3 on my PS3.
ZeekQuattro  +   1030d ago
I preordered AC 3 but I have no intentions on buying Liberation let alone a Vita.
doogiebear  +   1030d ago
Who cares? Why share that, then?
ZeekQuattro  +   1030d ago
Because its a free country. Why reply if you don't care? lmao
cpayne93  +   1030d ago
If ur gonna say you don't have any intention on buying a Vita or Liberation, tell us why. Put some reasoning to explain your stance. Otherwise there's no point in saying anything, and your reason for throwing a pointless statement up is that its a free country? lol
ZeekQuattro  +   1030d ago
Whats pointless is attacking someone for simply saying that they don't want something. Why do I have to give a reason? Whats your purpose for asking a stupid question? Rofl
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kupomogli  +   1029d ago
He's probably a 360 fanboy exclusively and doesn't want to support Sony.
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cpayne93  +   1030d ago
Lol Nobody is attacking you man. donbear just asked a question, and so did I. It was out of curiosity, and I don't mean to make it seem like I'm attacking you, but based on the rofls and lmaos you're throwing around, I'm kinda figuring that you're just trolling. Some of us were just wondering why you just threw a random statement up there, no need to take it personally.
profgerbik  +   1030d ago
I own a PS3 but I will be buying Liberation first. My siblings mainly play the PS3 I usually just stick on my Vita.

Plus I have already played the others a lot on PS3 so I kind of want to play Liberation because of that more.

I like to lay down and play games plus it will be a different experience on a handheld with a touch screen. So I can't wait. They both look great to me.

For me though I will probably get AC3 after, Liberation first.

They are the same game but different stories and if you appreciate the AC series, you will wan't both if you have a Vita. I enjoy single player more as well so, it doesn't bother me at all because that is the only huge difference.

One has multiplayer and one doesn't of course I don't expect Liberation to be as epic as counterpart PS3 version.

^ Oh crap I take that back multiplayer is in Liberation also now, freaking awesome. Ok now there is not much difference between the two.

If you enjoy playing handhelds and own a Vita then there would be no reason not to own Liberation. I am just a single player person and I thought that is all it had but seeing as it even has multiplayer for those who enjoy that, it is a must have title for the Vita if you love AC series.
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teedogg80  +   1030d ago
Well, I already got both paid for and the day off from work lol. It's gonna be an epic day!
miacosa  +   1029d ago
Having these come out the same time was a big miss-step Liberation should have come out before with hooks into AC3 enticing people to buy it. The same release date might have cause for poor sales for the PSVita game.
YoungPlex  +   1029d ago
8-10 hour campaign? I never played an AC that only took me 8-10 hours to beat, but then again I get everything so it's more like 20-25 hours for me.

Fans that have both a Vita and PS3 will definitely be getting both versions at launch or sometime in the near future, I really don't see this being a problem. I'm a huge AC fan and am definitely contemplating on purchasing a Vita, specifically for this game!

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