Free as a bird

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation’s protagonist Aveline may just be the most interesting main character in the stealth series so far. Not only does her gender introduce some interesting narrative and gameplay ideas, but we love the way that developer Ubisoft Sofia hasn’t overplayed her sexuality. She is a strong and confident woman, without the titillation that so often comes attached to characters of her kind. Oh, and the game looks absolutely fantastic, too.