Aveline, hero of Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation, intrigues us. Not only because she's the franchise's first female assassin--but because she can assume many different roles to blend into society.
Born from a French father and an African mother, Aveline is able to take advantage of her mixed race heritage to blend into all facets of historic Louisiana society. That's the basis of the game's "Persona System," which Ubisoft details in this brand new trailer.
Players will be able to switch between three Personas: the Slave, the Lady, and the Assassin. When dressed as a commoner, you'll be able to blend in with slaves and other works. "As such, she can quickly fade into the background by simply picking up a crate," the PlayStation.Blog explains. "Aveline can also call on her fellow workers for aid and incite them to cause public disturbances on her behalf." While as a Slave, she will not be able to carry her usual weapons, however.
As a lady, Aveline will have access to locales reserved for high society. Because you'll be able to charm or bribe certain individuals, you'll have new opportunities for assassination. Unfortunately, while you'd think there's plenty of room to hide weapons in her dress, your arsenal is limited in this mode.
Finally, assassins will grant you to the widest variety of weapons and tools. Unfortunately, "the Assassin persona has a tendency to stick out like a sore thumb in most social situations." Whoops.
Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation will be available exclusively on PS Vita on October 30th.
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