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access_time February 18, 2013 at 12:46 PM in Culture by Sean Garmer

Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation Wins Outstanding Writing Award

Assassins Creed 3 Liberation

Many wondered if Ubisoft would be able to give the same amount of attention to a portable version of Assassin’s Creed 3, while also working on a huge console version of the game as well. Somehow, Ubisoft were able to do more than just that, they gave Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation its own unique protagonist and separate storyline as well. It also was very impressive that Ubisoft had no issues with announcing that for the first time ever there would be a female Assassin in the franchise called Aveline De Grandpre.

Apparently, the story of Aveline’s journey was so enthralling to the Writer’s Guild of America that Ubisoft announced this morning Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation has won the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing.”

The game’s story was written by Jill Murray and Richard Farrese, and Murray was so overjoyed this morning she tweeted the following: “Holy crap, we won the Writers Guild of America Award for game writing. This actually just happened.” You have to love the raw emotion from Murray on that quote.

Assassin’s Creed 3 Liberation beat out it’s big brother Assassin’s Creed 3, 007 Legends, Epic Mickey 2, Halo 4, and fellow PS VITA title Uncharted: Golden Abyss. I’d say that is one great lineup of games and everyone involved with AC 3 Liberation should be proud of this achievement, regardless of how fickle it can be to receive a nomination for said award.

Just for the sake of transparency, in order to be nominated for this award the game company has to be part of the actual Writer’s Guild union, which automatically would disqualify games such as Max Payne 3 because they chose not to be a part of the aformentioned Guild. As I said though, it does not take away that any of those other games could have easily won this award and the fact that AC 3 Liberation won, in spite of mixed reviews for the game itself, is pretty cool.


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