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Assassin's Creed III DLC Tells Alternate History Story Of "King Washington"

by Jim Reilly on Oct 03, 2012 at 06:18 AM

Update: Ubisoft today confirmed details for the Assassin's Creed season pass. It includes five download content packs, including “The Tyranny of King George” single-player episodic campaign.

The Tyranny of King George spans three of the content packs episodically where players experience an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution.

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 other two DLC includes new maps and characters for multiplayer.

The season pass costs 2400 Microsoft Points on Xbox live or $29.99 on PSN and PC, and is available within the first six month of the game's release. Ubisoft says the season pass offers a 25% discount if the content was purchased individually.


Original Story: A new trend over the past year in gaming sees publishers selling promises of download content to consumers at a reduced price. It's been confirmed one of this year's biggest titles, Assassin's Creed III, will have a "season pass" of download content as well.

We don't have any details just yet. An update on the PlayStation blog confirms the existence of a season pass through a pre-order listing for the Assassin’s Creed III Gold Edition on PlayStation Network. The retail price for the regular game is $59.99 and the Gold Edition, which includes the Season Pass, costs $89.99, suggesting the Season Pass costs the traditional $29.99 when sold separately.

Ubisoft would not comment any further on the season pass. When asked for additional details, a spokesperson told Game Informer, "We have no further details at this time but stay tuned."

Assassin's Creed III is out October 30 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The PC version releases November 20, and the Wii U version launches with the console on November 18.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]