Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered gets Switch release date

In May, Nintendo Switch owners will get to step into the shinier shoes of a killer when Assasin's Creed 3 Remastered launches.


The Assassin's Creed is running the risk of mirroring the fractured Kingdom Hearts timeline but, before we move on to the next major entry, Ubisoft is taking things a few steps backward. Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered was already announced for other consoles, but the Nintendo Switch version was given a release date during the February Nintendo Direct: May 21, 2019.

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Assassin's Creed 3 is the fifth entry in the series and is set during the American Revolution. Players take on the role of Ratonhnhaké:ton, who takes on the name of Connor to blend in. The action game features gameplay set across the Frontier, Boston, and New York City and there are naval conflicts where players captain the ship called Aquila.

The enhanced version of the game will contain the Benedict Arnold and Hidden Secrets single-player missions along with the full narrative spin-off, Assassin's Creed Liberation Remastered. Liberation casts players as Aveline as she unravels the series' fictional history while exploring the streets of New Orleans and ancient Mayan ruins. Both remasters will feature upgraded textures, a new graphics engine, and an overall additional layer of polish to bring the title into the new age. Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered was originally announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC earlier this month.

If you want to watch the full stream, the February 2019 Nintendo Direct can be watch on-demand via the official Nintendo YouTube channel. We've got all the major announcements on our Nintendo Direct landing page as well. Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered launches May 21, 2019, on Nintendo Switch. The year is getting crowded, so be sure to bookmark the Shacknews 2019 video game release schedule so you can keep track of all the new titles right over the horizon. Don't let your backlog get caught sleeping. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional gaming and tech updates.

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    February 13, 2019 4:00 PM

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        February 13, 2019 5:03 PM

        I know this game gets a lot of flak, but I really enjoyed it. Yes, the protagonist is probably the weakest of them all, but the environments were all completely new and the early American Boston setting was fun. I still probably won't buy it as a straight remaster. After RE2 Remake, I think it will be damn hard for a company to simply remaster a game and get me to fork out money for it. You hear me Nintendo, I'm done re-buying your shit!!!! ...until they announce the Metroid trilogy for real

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