The original version of Assassin's Creed III: Liberation was one of those Little Games That Could. It debuted as an exclusive for Sony's PlayStation Vita, a risky gamble to diversify the cast of leading characters in Ubisoft's historical action franchise. However, it wound up being a surprising success on the Vita, and a game that added clever new elements to the Assassin's Creed formula. If you don't have the Sony handheld, you probably didn't play it. But, a revamped version is now out for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC so you can finally check it out.

Liberation gets a full graphical re-working in the HD version, which makes the game's virtual portrayal of 18th Century New Orleans look even better than before. Below, you'll find my original review of the Vita version and the reasons why heroine Aveline is a character that you should get to know.