Assassin's Creed III is officially the Switch's first Assassin's Creed game


They say first impressions are everything

Little more than two weeks ago, I took a tempered approach to a retailer leak that theAssassin’s Creed IIIremaster was being developed for Switch. With Assassin’s CreedSwitch rumors stacking up, it was tough to wholeheartedly buy into another one before anything proved true. As it turns out, this was the exact rumor to bet the farm on.

As part of today’s Nintendo Direct, it was confirmed that Assassin’s Creed III Remasteredis coming to Switch. It’s the same version that’s launching on PC, PS4, and Xbox One — Assassin’s Creed III, all its add-ons, andAssassin’s Creed III: Liberation— and at the same $40 price too.It’ll be a bit tardy, though. The Switch port releases on May 21, which is nearly two months after the other platforms’ March 29 launch.

With this, Ubisoft has finally broken down the door to bringing Assassin’s Creedto the Switch. (Assassin’s Creed Odysseystreaming on Switch in Japan doesn’t quite count.) If it does well enough, Switch might end up as a mainstay platform for the long-running Assassin versus Templar clash.