Assassin’s Creed III Liberation Already Available On (American) PSN

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III is already available on the PlayStation Network, at least in the US, having been pushed live overnight. The mainline PlayStation 3 version is there for download, along with the Liberation title for the PlayStation Vita, something that hasn’t seen much in the way of previews or reviews yet.

The game isn’t out at retail until later today across the pond, and won’t be around until Friday in the UK. We’re hoping that SCEE manage to get the game out during tomorrow’s PSN Store Update but chances are it’ll be locked off until Friday for us here in Blighty and the rest of these isles.


Peter’s been playing the Xbox 360 version of Assassin’s Creed III for as long as I can remember, and we’ll have our thoughts on the game later today. The Vita version remains an unknown, though, so hopefully the relative silence doesn’t mean that it’s a bit of a stinker and it’s actually alright.

Assassin’s Creed III was recently the subject of much discussion after it was revealed the game comes with micro-transactions to top up some kind of finance level. There’s also a season pass thrown in for good measure. You can read our latest preview on the game here, although we’re advising you stay away from any potential spoilers.

The Vita game is 2.7GB.



  1. Surely it’ll hit the store on Wednesday, as that’s the official launch date? It’ll already be in the shops by then.

    • In the UK?

      • Yep, Amazon have it listed as due for release tomorrow, and it’s fairly standard for the big-name games to release midweek these days, isn’t it?

      • Lovefilm are sending out AC3 and ACL to me today which I should have them both tomorrow.

        They’ve been set as 31st Oct releases in the UK for a while now.

  2. That is normal. The same happened with Borderlands 2. It’s to allow you to download the game before and ready for release. It will be installable but not playable until the release date, the same as B2.

    • The preload functionality has only been done by SCEE so far, not SCEA.

      • I thought it did with Borderlands. Was sure I read that it appeared 24 hours before release in the US.

  3. I bet due to QA or local reasons or the office dog stole the only copy we had reason will be used by SCEE to explain why it’s not up on the store tomorrow. I wonder if Sony are testing preloading with certain games before rolling it out to every release?

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