'Assassin's Creed III: Liberation' wins award

Aveline (left) was the star of

Aveline (left) was the star of "Assassin's Creed III: Liberation." (All rights reserved - Ubisoft)

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PlayStation Vita game Assassin's Creed III: Liberation won the Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing category at the 2013 Writers Guild Award Awards on the eve of Feb. 17.

The game places players in the shoes of 18th-century socialite Aveline de Grandpré, the conspiracy-seeking, mixed-race daughter of a monied New World merchant, and the Assassin's Creed series's first female protagonist.

Also nominated were Xbox 360 game Halo 4, fellow Vita title Uncharted: Golden Abyss, and the multi-format offerings Assassin's Creed III, James Bond tie-in 007 Legends, and Disney Epic Mickey 2.

All six qualified by virtue of their writers' affiliation with the WGA.

By comparison, the Game Developers Choice Awards listed its 2013 nominees late in January, with Spec Ops: The Line, Mass Effect 3, Dishonored, The Walking Dead and Virtue's Last Reward in the running for its own Best Narrative.

Feb. 7's 2013 DICE Awards had seen The Walking Dead win Outstanding Achievement in Story and Outstanding Achievement in Character.


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