Assassin’s Creed 3 is already such a massive experience that it has to be split across two discs on Xbox 360. Now comes the official word that there will be yet more history to explore once Connor Kenway‘s campaign has been completed. Assassin’s Creed 3 will be supported with a number of downloadable content packs, and they’ll all be available to players who invest in the game’s Season Pass.
The Assassin’s Creed 3 Season Pass was first outed by a GameStop memo last July, though at the time, the game’s DLC was shrouded in mystery. No longer. Ubisoft has announced that five DLC packs are en route to Assassin’s Creed 3 over the course of six months, headlined by The Tyranny of King Washington, an alternate history campaign that will span three downloadable episodes. As for the remaining two DLC offerings, Ubisoft promises (on the Assassin’s Creed 3 website) “new maps and characters” in addition to “other single-player missions.”
Take a good look at alternate history George Washington below, along with a brief description of the DLC’s storyline.
“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.”
Why employ an alternate timeline for Assassin’s Creed 3’s DLC? Sebastien Puel, Executive Producer at Ubisoft, explains.
“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. 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.'”
The Assassin’s Creed 3 Season Pass will cost $29.99 on the PlayStation Network, and 2400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE. Additionally, both versions of the downloadable, PSN exclusive Assassin’s Creed 3 Gold Edition ($119.99 for AC3 and Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation, $89.99 for AC3 alone) include the Season Pass. Ubisoft promises that all Assassin’s Creed 3 DLC will be also available on Wii U, though it doesn’t currently appear that a Season Pass is in the works for that system – which may prove to be a sore point with players, given that the Pass is said to cost 25% less than buying all five DLC packs individually.
What do you think, Ranters: is $30 for five pieces of Assassin’s Creed 3 DLC a good deal? Are you enthusiastic about exploring an alternate history version of the game’s world, or are you more interested in additional multiplayer content? Let us know in the comments below.
Assassin’s Creed 3 releases October 30, 2012, for Xbox 360 and PS3, November 18 for Wii U, and November 20 for PC.
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