There are a lot of Assassin’s Creed games floating around that all have some connection to one another. In the past, Ubisoft has bundled together several of these games that tell one particular story –The Assassin’s Creed Ezio Trilogy – or all of the ‘main’ games in the series – The Assassin’s Creed Heritage Collection.
Ubisoft is bundling three Assassin’s Creed games once again to form The Assassin’s Creed: The Americas Collection, with the theme this time around being the creation and the founding of modern America. Announced today for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, The Americas Collection (or Birth of a New World in Europe) brings together Assassin’s Creed III, Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.
While pricing for the collection wasn’t given, the game will release next month on October 3 in Europe and October 28 in North America. The latter of the two dates should sound familiar, as it was the previous launch date for Assassin’s Creed Unity before it was delayed to November 11. In Ubisoft the Ubisoft blog post that initially announced the Unity delay, Ubisoft claimed it was to polish up the game and take care of the little things players may not notice. Though, with the reveal of this new collection, one has to wonder if Ubisoft already had this planned out before Unity’s delay.
“This being a fully next-gen game, it requires a lot of work, a lot of production, and a lot of learning,” said Senior Producer Vincent Pontbriand at the time. “It’s always hard to be precise and to quantify exactly how much work is involved. So as we get close to the finish we often realize we’re near the target but we’re not quite there yet.”
In addition to Unity, the last-gen Assassin’s Creed title, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, will also release on November 11, 2014. The game will further connect Assassin’s Creed III to Assassin’s Creed IV, as evident of the fact that Haytham Kenway, father to ACIII protagonist Connor Kenway and son of ACIV‘s Edward Kenway, is present in Rogue. In fact, those that play through the new collection could easily continue into Rogue, provided they’re not burned out on the mechanics and gameplay the series is known for.
Enough Assassin’s Creed games are coming out this Fall that any fan of the series should feel satisfied; be it to replay past games or jump into the newer ones. Let’s hope that five is the max number of AC games that come out in a single year, though.
Assassin’s Creed: The Americas Collection releases on October 3, 2014 in Europe and October 28, 2014 in North America.