Gamescom 2012 is shaping up to be the best gaming conference of the year. While developers and publishers teased gamers at E3 with hints of what is to come, Gamescom is becoming a show-and-tell-all event. Of course, part of the reason for this is that the holiday buying season, and therefore the release dates of major titles, are just on the horizon.
At Gamescom this week Ubisoft has unveiled yet another trailer for Assassin’s Creed, this time for Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, which is the PlayStation Vita version of Assassin’s Creed III. The trailer shows how the female assassin Aveline de Grandpré will make her way in an 18th century version of New Orleans:
Martin Capel, a Producer at Ubisoft also provided answers about Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation for a global q & a session at Gamescom. When asked about Aveline, Capel stated:
“What I can tell you about Aveline is that she is of mixed heritage – her father is French and her mother African. She is born of a form of temporary marriage called plaçage, where wealthy young men would typically take an African, Chinese or Native American women for a bride before they later found a more “acceptable” French bride. Plaçage was created because not enough French women could be persuaded to immigrate to the New World, and resulted in many children. Some of the children were pressed into slavery, while others were truly loved by their fathers, and were raised and educated with all the benefits that their father’s wealth could bring.
“Aveline is one of these lucky ones.
“As she grows, Aveline sees New Orleans from both sides – the luxury and social position that her father’s money brings, contrasted by the treatment she sees of those who share her mother’s heritage. Becoming a young woman, Aveline’s inner strength and confidence develop – she becomes an opponent of slavery, while her father’s love, wealth and status shields her from repercussions from the more conservative elements.”