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Assassin's Creed 3 May Be Coming To Nintendo Switch

Assassin's Creed 3 spends a lot of time in Boston and New York City, two of America's most storied port cities. And hey, speaking of ports, it looks like Assassin's Creed 3 is getting another one — this time to the Nintendo Switch.


According to Eurogamer, several Czech retailers have listed Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation Collection for the Switch. This comes after a German retailer also listed an unnamed Assassin's Creed compilation that would soon be headed for Switch. This is interesting because there is, in fact, a release called Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation Collection that's already slated to hit PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, courtesy of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey's Season Pass.

And aside from that Japan-only streaming version of Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, there has yet to be an Assassin's Creed game on the Switch. So this is a pretty big deal.

This could be an important test run for a future Assassin's Creed game on Nintendo's newest console. Ubisoft has been one of the Switch's biggest third-party supporters, developing titles like Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and porting over hits like Rayman Legends and both South Park RPGs. And future games are coming, as well. Trials Rising, for instance, is set to hit the Switch next month.


But it could be argued that Assassin's Creed: Odyssey was a bit much for Nintendo's current hardware. Perhaps an Assassin's Creed game developed solely for the Switch — just as Assassin's Creed: Rogue was for last-gen systems — is something Ubisoft is thinking about. But first, the company has to see how the Switch audience responds to a port of an older game.

We'd love to see how AC3 and AC3: Liberation look on the Switch. Assassin's Creed 3 itself was released on the Wii U, but given that console's sales figures, there's a good chance many Nintendo fans didn't play it on that console. It was still the best-looking version of the game at that time, though, and while the Switch will undoubtedly miss out on that honor (thanks to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One ports), it has a chance to look a bit better than the game did back in 2012.

We'll update you when we have more on Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation Collection or its potential Switch release.