“Gee whizz, I wish I could spend more time playing as Connor and not newer, more interesting characters,” said literally no-one ever, and yet here we are with Ubisoft remastering Assassin’s Creed III so it can be bundled in with the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Season Pass.
But while that’s the headline, Ubi are also bundling in a remastered version of Assassin’s Creed Liberation, which featured the kickass Aveline de Grandpré and was one of the better PlayStation Vita games. It then got ported to PS3 and 360 as a “HD” version, and now it’s being made even better for modern hardware. Both games come with higher resolution textures, a new graphics engine and support for 4K and HDR.
The remastered games will be coming out in March 2019 in the season pass, and will be available as a separate bundle.
But that’s not all the season pass offers, it’s just a bit of a sweetener, similar to Far Cry 3 in Far Cry 5’s DLC bundle. Odyssey will feature two story arcs, titled Legacy of the First Blade, which is starting in December 2018, with episodes released each 6 weeks, and The Fate of Atlantic, which will kick off in spring and follow a similar plan.
In addition to the paid pass, there will be free episodic quests called The Lost Tales of Greece, weekly in-game events, and Odyssey will follow in Origins’ footsteps with a free Discovery Tour update.
Source: press release