Assassin’s Creed III Liberation – Aveline’s background details

During Gamescom 2012, Assassin’s Creed III Liberation producer Martin Capel talks about Aveline de Grandpré, the first female protagonist in the series. With her unique background and heritage, we can expect to learn a lot about this part of American history.

  • Aveline’s father is French and her mother African.
  • She was born from a temporary marriage called plaçage, where wealthy young men would look for a short-term wife from African, Chinese or Native American descent until they find a more permanent French bride.
  • Plaçage was created because there weren’t enough French women immigrating to the New World.
  • Plaçage resulted in many children. Some children went into slavery and others were educated and brought up wealthy.
  • Aveline’s father took care of her.
  • She sees two worlds in New Orleans, the elite vs. the slaves.
  • She becomes an opponent of slavery, and her father’s love, wealth and status protects her against the conservative elements.
  • Aveline becomes an assassin under the tutelage of Agate, an escaped slave who lives in the Bayou outside New Orleans.
  • Agate and Aveline sometimes don’t see eye to eye.
  • Aveline is fictional, but is based on real successful female role models of mixed heritage living in New Orleans during the 18th Century.
  • She has three different outfit modes; assassin, servant, and aristocrat.
  • As an assassin, she’s feared; as a servant, she blends in with the poor; and as an aristocrat, she blends in with the rich.

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation will be available only on the PlayStation VITA and releases at the same time as Assassin’s Creed III.

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