Ubisoft released some details about their DLC today, including an interesting single player campaign set in an alternate universe America.
October 3, 2012
With Assassin's Creed 3 less than a month away from release, Ubisoft announced today their DLC plans. Five DLC packs are planned, all within the first five months after release. Season Pass holders will get content a week earlier, but everyone will have access to buy the DLC as seperate packages. Buying the season pass however will save gamers about 25% versus buying them seperately. DLC will include both single and multi-player content.
The first single player DLC will be a single player, alternate history campaign that will focus on 'what if' Washington had declared himself King of America and will need to be dethroned by the hero that once worked along side Washington in the revolution.
The Tyranny of King Washington is a single-player campaign that will be told through multiple downloadable content packs.
"As the revolution comes to a close, a new and most unexpected enemy emerges," Ubisoft explains. "Driven by the desire to secure the fate of the colonies, the greatest hero of the revolution, George Washington, succumbs to the temptation of infinite power. The new King is born and his reign leaves no one untouched. To return freedom to the land our new hero must dethrone a tyrant he once called friend."
The story will unfold through three episodic content packs, all of which will be available to those who purchase the Assassin's Creed III Season Pass, which will be available on, PlayStation 3 and PC for $29.99 or on Xbox 360 for 2400 Microsoft Points.
"History is our playground - and AC teams have always loved playing with historical facts and their consequences as a way to better understand a time period," said Ubisoft executive producer Sebastien Puel said of the Washington content. "While Assassin's Creed III concentrates on history as it happens, we wanted to take some liberties with this DLC and tell you how things 'could have happened.'"
Assassin's Creed III will be available on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Oct. 30 in North America and Latin America. The Windows PC version will launch on Nov. 20 and on the Wii U version on Nov. 18. There will also be an Assassin's Creed III Deluxe Edition for Windows PC gamers that will be available for digital download.
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