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Since its release, Sony has sold about two million Vitas worldwide. At launch it sold fairly well with about 325,000 units. But because of the lack of many strong games to go along with the new sleek and fancy system, sales plummeted in the early months. During one week in February, the Vita was actually outsold by the PSP at a measly 12,309 units.
There are only 25 games currently available for the Vita. Unfortunately the majority of these games have not been getting the greatest reception from the critics. Not many have been bad, most likely due to the multitude of cool features the Vita has to offer, but on the other hand, not many games have been awesome enough to make consumers feel the urge to go out and buy the $300 system.
But there is hope for the Vita on the horizon, and it will be leaping down from the rooftops with hidden blades at our throats before we know it.
Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation will be the game to save the Vita. Every fan of the Assassin’s Creed series will want this game. It looks beautiful, exactly like it would look on the PS3. It will have crossplay features connecting it to Assassin’s Creed 3 on the PS3. And it will be using all of the cool features the Vita has to offer: the touch screens (front and back if you didn’t know), the motion and camera sensors, and more to make you feel more “in touch” with your female assassin.
Yes, that is correct — this will be the first Assassin’s Creed title where the protagonist is a woman. Her name is Avaline, and you really shouldn’t point a musket at her. She has learned quite a few deadly moves from the order of assassins Ezio established a while back, and she is not afraid to use them.
Liberation is set in Louisiana, during the tense time period before the Revolution, so there will most likely be some friction between the locals and France, Spain and Britain. Plus it will be a great change of scenery from Renaissance Italy and Constantinople to the comparably small city of New Orleans and the surrounding swamps of the Bayou.
Overall, Liberation looks like the first “must have” for the Vita. I believe this game along with the recently teased Call of Duty title is going to make the Vita become the powerful system it deserves to be.
Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation is set to release for the Vita on October 30th of this year, the same day as Assassin’s Creed 3 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. So mark your calendars, go get both games and start putting those Templars back in their place. That is … dead.