- Sony Senior Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein
has shared a hands-on look at Assassin's Creed III Liberation for PS Vita from Gamescom 2012 today.
To quote: Here at gamescom 2012, Ubisoft
finally granted hands-on access to its newest assassin, Aveline, star of Assassin's Creed III Liberation.
In this video, story writer Richard Farrese walks us through some of the new features found in PS Vita's first entry in the series.
Liberation takes full advantage of the new Assassin's Creed III game engine and its simplified control scheme. Gone are the days of leaning on the shoulder button and playing defense during encounters.
Press Square for melee attacks, hold and release Triangle to aim and fire ranged weapons, Circle counters, X is used for block-breakers and other moves. It's a bit of an adjustment to begin thinking offense first in an Assassin's Creed game, but ultimately it's likely to be seen as an improvement.
Ubisoft is taking advantage of PS Vita's touchscreen in logical ways: tapping the screen brings up a split weapon wheel where you can select melee weapons (machete, hidden blades) on the left and ranged weapons (blowgun, whip) on the right.