Worst Assassin's Creed Game Gets Remastered Trailer For Some Reason

Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered has a release date, but why does it exist?
Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered has a release date, but why does it exist? Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed is a long franchise, complete with many highs and lows over its numerous entries. Ubisoft has released a graphics comparison trailer for the remastered version of arguably the worst entry in the franchise, and it has left me wondering “why?”

Yeah, that’s right. Ubisoft is going back to the American Revolution with Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered. But why would the game publisher think we would want to relive the dull story and uninteresting characters of Assassin’s Creed 3 again? Probably because it was just the next game in line for getting a remastered version.

The above trailer shows comparisons between the original Assassin’s Creed 3 release and the remaster. The biggest takeaway from the side-by-side shots is that they just made Assassin’s Creed 3 a little more colorful. I forgot how muted and gray that game was. The YouTube video description for the trailer mentions there are gameplay enhancements along with the graphics upgrades. According to the Ubisoft FAQ site, the full upgrades are as follows:

  • Resolution upscale allowing you to play in 4K & HDR on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and PC, and 1080p on PS4 and Xbox One.
  • Higher resolution textures
  • New character models
  • New lighting rendering system: Physically Based Rendering
  • Denser crowd, environments and VFX

As added bonuses, Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered comes bundled with all the single-player DLC released for Assassin’s Creed 3 along with a copy of Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered . Originally released for the PS Vita, Liberation was later ported to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

If you bought the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey season pass, you already get a copy of Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered along with all the Odyssey DLC. Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered is available separately as well.

Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered is scheduled to release on March 29 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The graphics comparison trailer doesn’t mention a Switch version, so it’s doubtful we’ll be jumping through the trees on Nintendo’s handheld/console hybrid any time soon.

So what do you think? Do you have as negative an opinion about Assassin’s Creed 3 as I do? What other Ubisoft games would you like to see get the remastered treatment? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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