We found out last month that Aveline, the star of Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, would return in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, but only on PlayStation. Ubisoft has now shared a couple of screens of her in action and explains how exploring her memories fits with the game's larger narrative.
For starters, Aveline will age. Her missions in Black Flag are "not directly related to the end of her story," said Darby McDevitt, the game's lead writer. Her appearance will provide about one more hour of content, the game's director says.
Again, there won't an anchor character accessing her memories (like Desmond Miles). There wasn't one in Liberation, either. The metastory will approach Aveline as an Abstergo fishing expedition among the genetic memories of a bunch of different people. "The present-day is set in Abstergo Entertainment – which is this fun, hip company to work for… at first," McDevitt said. This folds in with earlier revelations that Black Flag would do away with anchor characters and the exploration of the past would be done from the perspective of a researcher.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag will release on Oct. 29. The Aveline missions will be available only on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, once that console arrives.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag—Aveline Returns [Ubisoft]