“[The game] will star a female assassin named Aveline, who is of mixed French/African heritage. It will be released alongside Assassin’s Creed III this fall, the story will take place in New Orleans (yes!) during the same time period as Assassin’s Creed III, it’ll have multiplayer, and won’t feature Desmond.
Aveline will meet Connor from Assassin’s Creed III, and her mentor will be an escaped slave, which combined with the location and time period could mean that “Liberation” probably refers to the liberation of American slaves.
The back-touch screen will let you pick pockets, and all of New Orleans will be explorable without any loading screens. It will also take players into Mexico. Oh, and it will feature alligators! ”
Sounds Like Assassin’s Creed Will Debut a New, Female Assassin’s Adventure On The Vita This Fall [ Kotaku ]