Assassin’s Creed III DLC Turns George Washington Into A Tyrant King

By Ishaan . October 3, 2012 . 10:30am

Ubisoft have announced a Season Pass and downloadable content for Assassin’s Creed III. The Season Pass will be available for 2,400 Microsoft Points or $29.99 on the PlayStation Network, and will be available within six months of launch.

 

The first batch of downloadable content for the game will be an alternate version of historical events following the American Revolution. George Washington has given in to the lust for power and Connor finds he must assassinate his former friend. This episode is called “The Tyranny of King Washington”.

 

In addition to this single-player episode, Assassin’s Creed III will also feature downloadable multiplayer maps and characters.

 

Assassin’s Creed III will be released for the PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 on October 30th. The Wii U will see the game on November 18th. All versions of the game will have access to the downloadable content.


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  • andref

    Kind of like that pose, washington looks bad***

  • Ben Sylvia

    Cool!!

    Can’t wait for November, going into Gamestop after the 48 hours they hold pre-orders to see if there’s any CE boxes piled up :P

  • SirRichard

    I hope this sets a trend for their DLC; the DLC for the previous games wasn’t really anything special at the end of the day, but this sounds amazing. Alternate history campaigns where things don’t go as planned and the Assassin of the hour has to fight again to undo their mistakes. Having to turn on old allies makes it even harsher.

    This game just keeps sounding better and better, honestly.

  • drproton

    Queue Fox News exclusive in 3…2…1…

  • Paul Rodriguez

    Season pass, DLC; I don’t care what it is called.
    once I spend $60 for a game I am not spending more. You can keep your
    DLC. I wonder if people would be shocked by how much they
    spend on one game by buying DLC. This is why we rarely have extra stages,
    characters, costumes, etc to unlock. Video game companies just sell to us as DLC.
    No thanks. If I want all this bonus stuff I’ll just wait for the GOTY edition.
     

    • Luna Kazemaru

      ok? I like how you just posted this same comment on gamatsu lol.

    • drproton

       It’s funny how every big budget game seems to get a GOTY edition.  And that we can predict this without even having a clue about the quality of the game itself.

      Video game reviews are meaningless.

      • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

        “Video game reviews are meaningless.”
        Since when? I find them very useful when they come from a reviewer I trust.

    • Scrooge_McDuck

      Wouldn’t waiting for the GotY edition is the sanest option, then, instead of going all “I will pay it more expensively for less content” route?

      I wonder if people would be shocked by how much they spend on games by buying them early.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GFQYYWFUR2SBFLKIITVECS5NAI Erik

    I’m a little curious: has EXPANSION PACKS been all but extinct?

    • andref

       Its not extinct but evolved so that it’s released piecemeal instead of all in one piece. On another note in some cases DLC is overpriced but in some cases the good DLC released to RPGs tend to equal what would be given out as a typical expansion pack for around the same price. Can’t forget a lot of times expansion packs were almost the same price as a new game

      • Zal_Yagun

        I remember Morrowind Expansion packs almost costing the almost the same as the Vanilla game.

        DLC now has become the go-to word for any add-on content to games, Whether or not that content is Map packs, new songs, costumes, or full-fledged Expansions to the game. Lately most DLC are quick ways for Publishers to get more money. 

    • Luna Kazemaru

       Since when could you get expansion packs on a console?

      • Kirbysuperstar2

        GTA: London on PS1. It even got you to swap in the original when you booted it up, to make sure you owned it. C&C Red Alert’s expansion pack was released as a stand-alone game on PS1, too.

      • Bentan

        dynasty warriors / street fighter wwwwww

        • Luna Kazemaru

           But people complain about that to so yeah..

  • katzedan

    DLC’s everywhere! T___T 

  • http://www.twitch.tv/jpnags Jason Naglic

    I’m super excited for this one. AC2 was one of my favorite games this gen. I’m almost sad that it was such a success though, because of brotherhood and revelations. I would be fine with a new game every 3 years as opposed to making it an annual mascot game for Ubi. I’m glad to hear that this one has been in development since just before brotherhood, plus is using a new engine. I’m really digging the period and setting for this one especially.
    Besides, when I saw the ship battle sequences, I was already sold. Pre-ordered the digital copy on PS3 with season pass and Liberation for vita (it was $119.99). Season pass will include 5 dlc packs with 3 of them dedicated to the “King Washington” arc. Don’t know what the other 2 will be. I usually don’t buy new games digitally that I could have a physical copy of but I just sort of gave out on this one. There is also a promotion on PSN by spending $100 this month you get $20 back in credit next month.
    Okay, i’ll stop now… i’m not trying to sell this game or anything just pretty excited (and maybe trying to justify giving Ubisoft that much money >.<).

  • Zal_Yagun

    Assassin’s Creed story already in itself was an alternate history, this would be the true fate of George Washington in AC universe.

    one thing I did wonder was Washington was known to be a Freemason in real life. Freemasons were influenced abit by the Templars. In the ACuniverse, Since Templars are still relevant in 2013, this group would still be part of that order, doesn’t matter what they were IRL, they are enemies to the Assassins.

    I was expecting for Connor to deal with Washington eventually. 

  • DCBlackbird

    I expected this from benjy but GW!?

  • Dexward

    And thus, Burger King is born.

    • FFmax

      Glad I wasn’t the only one thinking this.

      • APOKOLYPES

        Burger King is a British firm doofas, and if anyone actually knew anything about US history,
        Washington was a humble leader who was against slavery, championed honest civil service, and stepped down from positions of power… if your American and you support this u r a disgrace ~U.S. service member

  • Göran Isacson

    A native American protagonist in a video game where you fight and presumably kill one of the founding fathers.

    AU-dlc or not, I can already hear the keening wails of the newshounds. I can feel their hunger for drama freeze me to my very bones all the way here in Europe. They will feed well. Tonight… there. Will. Be. Wank.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    George Washington never look that badass lol.^_^

  • hawk222

    I’m awfully curious about that scepter he’s wielding… Might it have something to do with Washington’s corruption?

    (Plus, it looks pretty cool.)

  • dahuuuundge

    Another seasonal pass on a single player game? Oh god no more.

  • protofox

    sooo..its about Washington…acting like most politicians today then right? haha..see what i did there.. -_-;

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