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Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation wins Writers Guild Award

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Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation is the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing, as awarded by the Writers Guild of America, the American association announced.

The Ubisoft Sofia-developed title beat out five other nominees including 007 Legends, Assassin's Creed 3, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, Halo 4 and Uncharted: Golden Abyss.

Writer Jill Murray, who wrote the script alongside co-writer Richard Farrese, tweeted a picture of their award, writing: "Holy crap, we won the Writers Guild of America award for game writing. This actually just happened."

Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation introduced the series' first ever female protagonist, Aveline de Grandpre. However, despite the celebration of the game's writing, the title scored a six out of 10 from Polygon in a review that states: "For all its noble efforts to the contrary, Liberation still feels like a second-rate handheld port where it counts."

In previous years, winners of this video game-centric Writers Guild award have included Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.