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An unexpected listing on several Czech retail sites seems to point to a possible Assassin’s Creed compilation heading to the Nintendo Switch. According to the listing, fans may expect to play Assassin’s Creed 3 and Liberation Remaster in just a couple of weeks.
Am I the only one who finds it kind of funny that a game about sneaky assassins might have been outed prematurely thanks to an online listing? Well, that seems to be the case, as highlighted by a recent reddit post by user Nightmare666xD. It's wisely been tagged as a rumor for now, as nothing has been confirmed by the teams at Ubisoft or Nintendo. Still, there's some pretty compelling evidence, assuming everything checks out.
According to the post, several Czech retailers posted a listing for Assassin’s Creed 3 Liberation Collection. If the name didn’t give it away, the compilation appears to include remasters of both Assassin’s Creed 3 and the Vita spinoff, Liberation. The listings have the game set to launch on Feb. 15 for about $35.
Just in case this needs reiterating, everything here should be considered a rumor at this point. It wouldn’t be that difficult to whip up a fake sales listing and post it online to get rumors going. I’m not saying that the original poster did that, just that someone could have. Then again, if you’re going to start a rumor about an unannounced Switch game, this would certainly be an odd one to hitch your mischievous wagon to. If you really wanted to cause some chaos, you’d probably claim either Assassin’s Creed: Origins or, more believably, Black Flag, were heading to the Switch.
As one of the commentors points out, there was a supposed listing for an “Assassin’s Creed compilation” for Switch on a German website last year, but since nothing ever came of that, folks just assumed it was yet another rumor. Also, it’s worth noting that Assassin’s Creed 3 launched for the Wii U, so it’s not like the game doesn’t have some history on a Nintendo platform. Combine that with the fact that both AC3 and Liberation received the remaster treatment on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it seems reasonable that the team would just keep that train rolling and make the games available on the Switch, too.
Assassin’s Creed 3 is set during the American Revolution while Liberation is set during the French and Indian War, both pretty big turning points on the roadmap of American history. If you’re going to pair a couple of series entries for a Switch release, these two at least have some connective tissue.
So what do you think, folks? Are we going to be playing a couple remastered Assassin’s Creed games on the Switch in a couple of weeks? If you’ve already played them, are these two worth checking out on Nintendo’s new console? Share your thoughts in the comments below.