Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered is a Pretty Hefty Graphical Overhaul Based on Newly-Revealed Details

New textures, character models, and even environments

News by Matt Kim, .

New details were revealed for the upcoming Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered including the various visual improvements coming to the title. From the looks of it, this is no mere 4K graphical remaster, but in some cases, a complete overhaul of the original game.

In a newly released FAQ page for Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered, Ubisoft says that aside from 4K HDR support on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC (1080p on PS4 and Xbox One), there's also going to be higher resolution textures, new character models, new lighting rendering system (physically based rendering), and denser crowd, environments and VFX.

The latter makes sense as the power on current consoles overshadows what was possible on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and early Assassin's Creed games look sparse compared to what's possible now.

In addition, the Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered version will include the original's DLC. That means the Benedict Arnold Missions, the three Hidden Secrets Pack, and the Tyranny of King Washington DLC will all be included with the Remastered version.

Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation is also included in Assassin's Creed 3 and will receive 4K updates for PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC, as well as improved lighting, environment and VFX.

Just like you learned in history class.

Both Assassin's Creed 3 and Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation were set in the early days of America at the dawn of the United States. Assassin's Creed 3 followed Connor Kenway during the Revolutionary War, and while the setting was novel and the mechanics unique, Assassin's Creed 3 felt like it was unable to deliver on its premise. Liberation starred Aveline de Grandpre, the first female protagonist, in a PS Vita spinoff that was later remastered to consoles.

Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered is included in the Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass, or as a standalone purchase when it becomes available in March 2019. The Assassin's Creed Odyssey Season Pass also includes two narrative episode arcs: Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis, each with three episodes that will come out every six weeks or so.

For more on Assassin's Creed Odyssey, check out our Assassin's Creed Odyssey review as well as our Assassin's Creedy Odyssey guide for walkthrough, tips, and tricks.

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  • Avatar for ChairmanYang #1 ChairmanYang 10 days ago
    I'm generally all for remasters, but I don't understand why Ubi put so much effort into AC3 and Liberation, two of the very worst games in the series, while half-assing the Ezio and Rogue remasters.
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  • Avatar for Wellman2nd #2 Wellman2nd 9 days ago
    @ChairmanYang Who can tell what these remaster versions of games from just a generation ago really cost or how the teams that work them approach the project? AC3 may just have gotten a really dedicated group compared to the other games.
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  • Avatar for link6616 #3 link6616 9 days ago
    @ChairmanYang I think that is exactly it. These are games with serious flaws, and it seems the AC 3 remaster at least will have a lot of mechanical tweaks too. I think it's a passion project for some.
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