Assassin's Creed 3 DLC tells the alternate history of 'King Washington'

Assassin's Creed 3 DLC tells the alternate history of 'King Washington'
The downloadable content offered as part of the Assassin's Creed 3 "Season Pass" includes "The Tyranny of King Washington," a single-player campaign presented in three episodic downloads. As the title may suggest, this DLC goes into "an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution," which shouldn't be too jarring after the game's alternate history of the Revolution itself, in which every important event was secretly kicked off by a guy in a hoodie.

The Season Pass will cost $30, and will also offer multiplayer DLC that isn't as explicitly about killing a power-mad George Washington. The Season Pass offer applies to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, but all the DLC will be available on Wii U separately.
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Ubisoft® Announces Assassin's Creed® III Season Pass

Discounted Offer Features All Upcoming Downloadable Content, Including "The Tyranny of King George"

SAN FRANCISCO - October 3, 2012 - 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. Today, Ubisoft announces the Assassin's Creed III Season Pass offer, granting access to all five upcoming downloadable content packs to gamers owning the original game on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Microsoft's Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and Windows PC.

Assassin's Creed III downloadable content will feature "The Tyranny of King Washington," an all-new single-player campaign told through three episodic content packs that lets gamers experience an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution.

"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.'"

In addition to this all-new single player experience, Assassin's Creed III downloadable content will feature new maps and characters for an even more expansive multiplayer experience.

Assassin's Creed III Season Pass will be available for purchase for 2400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or $29.99 on the PlayStationNetwork. It can be pre-ordered at GameStop and Best Buy.

The Assassin's Creed III Season Pass releases within six months after the game launch at a 25% savings over the individual pack prices. Also, Season Pass owners will have access to the first downloadable content pack one week before other gamers.

All Assassin's Creed III Downloadable Content will also be available for the Wii UTM.

Assassin's Creed III will be available on PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system on October 30 in North America and Latin America, Windows PC on November 20 and on Wii U™ from Nintendo on November 18. For Windows PC gamers, an Assassin's Creed III Deluxe Edition will also be available for digital download.

About Assassin's Creed III:
Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin's Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratohnnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Gamers become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date.

Assassin's Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier and bustling colonial towns to the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington's Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army and the tumultuous high seas. Assassin's Creed III will feature unprecedented scope and scale.

For more information on Assassin's Creed III, please visit the Assassin's Creed Official Website: http://www.assassinscreed.com

About Assassin's Creed:
Initially launched in 2007, the first four Assassin's Creed games have sold more than 38 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin's Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, Facebook games, novels, short films and more.

About Ubisoft:
Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified lineup of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2011–12 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of 1.061 billion euros. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.

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