Two of Ubisoft’s biggest franchises may just be getting smaller, as Assassin’s Creed 3 and Ghost Recon: Final Mission have appeared in retail listings for the PlayStation Vita. UK retailers Zavvi and GAME have listed Assassin’s Creed 3 and Ghost Recon: Final Mission for the Vita, both scheduled to release this year. While we know plenty about Assassin’s Creed 3, this is the first we’ve heard of Ghost Recon: Final Mission.
Both retailers have taken down their listings, however NeoGAF user ‘Kafel’ was able to grab some images while they were still up. Zavvi used the official Assassin’s Creed 3 box art as a placeholder for the Vita version, though it’s not likely Ubisoft would use a different image for the Vita release – that would probably just confuse consumers. GAME’s listing did not specify whether the Ghost Recon: Final Mission box art was a placeholder, but it certainly looks more legit than an amateur photoshop.
You can check the listings and potential box art for both games below:
Ubisoft has yet to confirm either title, and while every rumor should be taken with a grain of salt, it’s safe to assume that both games do exist. Vita ports of PS3 games are already becoming more common, as evidenced by Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. In addition, the handheld’s ease of development should make the Assassin’s Creed 3 port job relatively simple.
Ghost Recon: Final Mission , on the other hand, could be more interesting for a number of reasons. Ubisoft previously released the strategy game Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars on the 3DS, and the thought of using the Vita’s touch screen to select troops makes it sound perfect for a turn-based or real-time strategy game. However, after the warmly received Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, it’s possible the French publisher is looking to break into the shooter market on the Vita – though they might have some competition going up against the Call of Duty Vita title.
With both titles listed as releasing in 2012, it only makes sense we’ll hear more about them at E3 next week.
Assassin’s Creed 3 releases on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 30th, 2012.
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