Assassin's Creed 3 Season Pass unlocks Hidden Secrets DLC today
Assassin's Creed 3 Season Pass holders get the game's first piece of downloadable content on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC today. Titled 'Hidden Secrets,' the content becomes available for everyone else to purchase on December 11, except for Wii U owners who'll see it come to their systems at a later date. In Europe, Season Pass owners on PS3 must wait until tomorrow to access the DLC, and those without Season Pass until December 13.

Hidden Secrets contains three extra missions including Lost Mayan Ruins, Ghost of War, and A Dangerous Secret, all of which featured in various pre-order bundles. The trio totals in at an hour of bonus gameplay, according to Ubisoft. The DLC also comes with Colonial Assassin and Captain of the Aquila costumes for single-player, as well as Redcoat and Sharpshooter characters for multiplayer.

Ubisoft also confirmed today the upcoming The Tyranny of King Washington campaign is split into three separate packs. An Assassin's Creed 3 online survey discovered last week suggested each pack is around two hours in length. Also now officially revealed is 'The Battle Hardened' pack, which includes new maps and characters for multiplayer.

Hidden Secrets, Battle Hardened, and the King Washington trio appear to make up the five packs announced as coming to Assassin's Creed 3. All five are unlocked via the game's Season Pass, available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 2400 MSP and PSN for $29.99.
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UBISOFT® ANNOUNCES THE HIDDEN SECRETS PACK FOR ASSASSIN'S CREED® III

First Downloadable Content for Assassin's Creed III Available Today for Season Pass Holders

SAN FRANCISCO - December 4, 2012 - Today, Ubisoft announces the first downloadable content pack Assassin's Creed III, The Hidden Secrets, is now available for Season Pass holders for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC. The Hidden Secrets Pack will be available for everyone else on December 11 via the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network for Xbox 360, PlayStation®Network and for Windows PC. The Hidden Secrets Pack will release for the Wii U™ system from Nintendo at a later date.

The Hidden Secrets Pack for Assassin's Creed III adds three extra missions – the Lost Mayan Ruins, the Ghost of War, and a Dangerous Secret – for an additional hour of gameplay, taking gamers from lost Mayan ruins to the high seas. Every successful mission is rewarded with in-game weapons. Gamers will also receive:

• Two single-player costumes including the fabled Captain of the Aquila uniform and the traditional Colonial Assassin outfit
• Two multiplayer characters including the fearsome Redcoat and the deadly Sharpshooter

The Assassin's Creed III Season Pass grants access to all five upcoming downloadable content packs including The Hidden Secrets to gamers owning the original game. The Season Pass provides more than 25% savings versus purchasing the DLC separately.

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

Future 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.

It's 1783 and the American Revolution is over, but the true battle is just beginning. Blinded by a thirst for unlimited power, George Washington has declared himself King. Now, our new hero Ratohnhaké:ton must dethrone the tyrant and return freedom to the land.

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 in the upcoming "The Battle Hardened" pack.

Assassin's Creed III is now available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. For Windows PC gamers, the Assassin's Creed III Deluxe Edition is available as a digital download and includes all future downloadable content.

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 40 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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This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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