The star of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation will return to the series in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. Aveline de Grandpré will appear in a series of missions found exclusively in PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 copies of the game. Jill Murray, writer of Liberation, has also returned to pen the continuation of Aveline’s tale.
Aveline’s missions in Black Flag pick up a ways after her story in Liberation ends. “It’s a ways forward so Aveline is a bit older,” Lead Writer Darby McDevitt explains. “It’s not directly related to the end of her story. If Assassin’s Creed IV is like a novel, Aveline’s missions are like a short story.” Providing about an hour of exclusive content, Aveline’s narrative is broken up into three missions, according to Game Director Ashraf Ismail.
McDevitt explained during the San Diego Comic Con panel that these missions are made possible thanks to some of Abstergo’s Animus upgrades. Abstergo Entertainment has been digging through genetic memories of the Assassin’s, supposedly in the search for a good product. “The present-day is set in Abstergo Entertainment – which is this fun, hip company to work for… at first,” McDevitt says. “You are able to access the Aveline stuff because your coworkers are working on retrieving different genetic memories from all kinds of different people.” Of course, this being Abstergo, there’s something much darker at play.
We’ll have more on the present-day story soon. Meanwhile, don’t miss these other Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag stories: