Assassin’s Creed PS3 version won’t be released in Japan?

Assassin's Creed - Image 1In Japan, Ubisoft‘s Assassin’s Creed is going to be released only on the XBox 360, despite the fact that there’s no more problems with the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. Does this mean that Ubisoft’s silent slasher will be an Xbox 360 exclusive in Japan? Read on to find out.

Assassin's Creed - Image 1 Assassin’s Creed by Ubisoft (for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC) will hit Japanese shores on November 29, but it looks like it’s going to be an Xbox 360 exclusive in Japan, at least for now. The official Japanese Ubisoft website only has an Xbox 360 version listed, with nary a PS3 version to be found despite the fact that there’s no more problems with both versions of the game.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that Assassin’s Creed will be an Xbox 360 exclusive, though. But it just is interesting to note since Ubisoft’s game is given a CERO Z rating, or the rough equivalent of a Mature-rated 18+ game in Japan.

The significance of this fact is that Microsoft‘s next-gen console has the most number of CERO Z-rated games in Japan. As such, it is then possible that Ubisoft sees mature games as better aimed at the Japanese Xbox 360 demographic.

Hmmm… a wholesome PS3. Now that’s news.

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Via Ubisoft Japan

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