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Assassin's Creed III DLC Rewrites History: The Tyranny Of King Washington!

Jonathan Lester
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Assassin's Creed III DLC Rewrites History: The Tyranny Of King Washington!

Ubisoft Confirms DLC Season Pass

Ubisoft has announced that Assassin Creed III's singleplayer DLC (available separately or as part of a $30 Season Pass) will tell a standalone story that effectively rewrites history with a "what if?" scenario. Specifically: what if George Washington had designs on becoming a tyrannical dictator instead of a founding father? We're set to find out...

Here's the pitch: "As the revolution comes to a close, a new and most unexpected enemy emerges. 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 Tyranny Of King Washington will be explored through three DLC packs, with two subsequent downloadable offerings set to add multiplayer content. All five DLC packs will be available to buy separately, but Ubisoft has also announced that you can pre-emptively buy them all with a one-off season pass purchase. It'll run you approximately $30, and a Gold Edition can be pre-ordered on PSN.

"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 Sebastien Puel, Executive Producer at Ubisoft. "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.'"

Does this pique your interest? Or will you be waiting for a GOTY edition? Personally, I'm actually rather excited...

Add a comment3 comments
Shadowmancer88  Oct. 3, 2012 at 17:45

"Lol Wut" is probably my first thought considering Ubisoft's way of handling the series so far. Not sure if alternate history is a good way to go, I guess they ran out of ideas after all the pre-order DLC for the game.

JonLester  Oct. 3, 2012 at 17:54

That was my first thought too, to be honest. That said, the previous games already sort of rewrite history to suit the Assassins vs Templar storyline (not to mention the creation myth...), so perhaps this might be a fun and overt new direction for them to take. It's certainly a brave decision to say the least.

As a fan of alternate history, I'm actually getting more excited for this idea the more I think about it.

Last edited by JonLester, Oct. 3, 2012 at 19:01
gmdlogan  Oct. 3, 2012 at 18:58

I don't give a rats as*, i can't wait to play this. After munching through Dishonored. I've recently played through, 2, B'hood and Revelations just to get ready for it.

I almost dribbled a bit then. :)

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