It’s been a long time since a Nintendo system has had an Assassin’s Creed game in their library. Sure, there have been DS games in the early days of the series, but the Nintendo Switch has yet to get a true Assassin’s Creed game — until now. Assassin’s Creed III Remastered makes its way to the Switch this week, and the classic game has never looked better.
The HD remaster looks great on the PS4 and Xbox One, so the Switch port of the iconic adventures of Connor Kenway during the American Revolution should very much be worth the wait. The game includes all DLC, including the alternate chapter, “The Tyranny of King Washington,” and the entire Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD game. That’s two full AC games in one package. Assassin’s Creed III Remastered is also available at an affordable price of $39.99.
The last time an Assassin’s Creed game was featured on a Nintendo system was the Wii U, with Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag back in 2013. The poor sales of the Wii U system may have hurt the sales of the series itself on the platform, and it’s taken Ubisoft — and constant Nintendo console supporter — this long to bring their flagship franchise back to the house that Mario built.
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered on the Switch also has the added feature of portability. So players can take the full game on the go and assassinate templars in waiting rooms, on buses or trains, or from even 35,000 feet in the air. While the Switch is underpowered when compared to the PS4 and Xbox One, the portability is very much a selling point for gamers who want to take their games on the go.
Last fall’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey actually came to the Nintendo Switch in Japan using a cloud-based service, as NintendoLife explained. It was not a true release on the hot Nintendo hybrid, and it certainly didn’t make its way to the west.
Hopefully, the addition of Assassin’s Creed III Remastered on the Switch is the first of many other AC games coming to Nintendo’s console. The franchise is too popular and too beloved to not give an entire segment of players a chance to experience this fantastic and iconic game series. I’m looking at you, Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered and Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, to start.