Ubisoft will always keep us on our toes with their big name franchises, making sure no one goes without an opportunity to try out every game in the respective series – with a number of fan-favorite games set for bundle pack release. Anyone familiar with the game industry knows that, often, publishers will re-release a title months after it’s initial launch packaged with DLC codes and other goodies – in an attempt to hook gamers who might have passed on the title the first time around. Similarly, developers may also release franchise packs – which include a collection of games within a single series.
According to listings on Amazon France and UK retailer GAME, bundle packs for Far Cry, Prince of Persia and the Assassin’s Creed 3: Washington Edition having a supposed release date of March 26th – with a Ghost Recon Anthology set for March 29th. Considering these are both foreign retailers, some if not all of these packs might be UK and/or European releases only. Release dates are also posted but these could also just be UK/Europe release dates (or simply placeholders to be updated with official information).
The Ghost Recon Anthology bundle comes packaged with HD remakes of Ghost Recon: Advanced Warrior 1 and Ghost Recon: Advanced Warrior 2 along with the latest installment Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (read our Ghost Recon: Future Soldier review) plus all the DLC for all three games. Allowing newer players who joined in on the latest endeavor in Ghost Recon: Future Solider to go back to some earlier roots in the Ghost Recon franchise.
Prince of Persia: Ultimate is filled with both new and old. Coming with Prince of Persia (2008) and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands and of coarse with all DLC for both games. And as an added bonus it will come with a download for Prince of Persia Classic from the PlayStation Network. So it’s safe to assume this bundle will be a PlayStation 3 exclusive.
The Ultimate Far Cry Compilation is rumored to come with Far Cry 2 and Far Cry 3 - including all DLC for both games. Sadly there won’t be an HD remake or download code for the original Far Cry as the game is not currently owned by Ubisoft. Want to learn more about Far Cry 3 and see if these games are for you? Check out our Far Cry 3 review!
Assuming the information is true, we also have the Assassin’s Creed 3: Washington Edition which will be a bundle pack coming with all three episodes of the DLC storyline ‘The Tyranny of King Washington”. The added story content is a single player campaign set in an alternate timeline where George Washington becomes a power hungry tyrant – leading Connor to set out and dethrone him. Currently Episode One is available for download on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Still undecided about Assassin’s Creed 3? Read our review?
At this point it’s unclear whether or not DLC such as “The Benedict Arnold Pack,” “Lost Mayan” single player mission, or any other single player or multiplayer DLC that came with certain versions of Assassin’s Creed 3 at launch will also be included. Season Pass DLC holders have already been able to snag those pre-order exclusives, so it’s likely they’ll also appear in the Washington Edition bundle.
Certain DLC missions were exclusive to the PS3, so Xbox 360 players who are considering an Assassin’s Creed 3 purchase might want to wait for the Washington Edition – to see whether or not it includes any previously Sony-exclusive missions. Of course, it’s possible that any PS3-only content will remain exclusive – regardless of available bundles.
Of course, UK and European gamers might find this edition of Assassin’s Creed 3 unnecessary if they already picked up the Assassin’s Creed Anthology back in 2012 (which included the Season Pass for all Assassin’s Creed 3 DLC content) but, again, these bundles are typically targeted at gamers who passed on a title at the initial launch.
At this point, the bundles are unconfirmed. We’ll keep you updated when (and if) we get official word from Ubisoft.
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