For gamers out there (like myself) who enjoyed taking Aveline de Grandpre’s assassin adventures with us on the go on the PS Vita, a celebration is in order: Aveline, the heroine of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, is making her return to the franchise–this time on consoles–with a series of missions only available on PS3 and PS4.
Thanks to the Ubisoft Blog, we know that not only is Aveline returning, but Liberation‘s writer, Jill Murray, is coming back. Black Flag‘s lead writer Darby McDevitt said that Aveline’s missions take place a little after Liberation ended, adding “It’s a ways forward so Aveline is a bit older. It’s not directly related to the end of her story. If Assassin’s Creed IV is like a novel, Aveline’s missions are like a short story.” The missions will provide only about an hour of exclusive content, broken up into three missions.
These missions are obtainable through Abstergo’s Animus upgrades, which connects the story to the modern, present-day threat of Abstergo. “The present-day is set in Abstergo Entertainment – which is this fun, hip company to work for… at first,” McDevitt says. “You are able to access the Aveline stuff because your coworkers are working on retrieving different genetic memories from all kinds of different people.” So with Abstergo searching for assassin memories, Aveline’s are just one of many they’re using for their own nefarious plot, which the Ubisoft Blog promised to touch upon soon.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will be arriving to platforms in a few months, in October. For more on the franchise, check out all of our Assassin’s Creed news.