Assassin's Creed 3 Hidden Secrets, Battle Hardened DLC now on Wii U

Assassin's Creed 3 DLCs hit Wii U today
The first two DLC packs for Assassin's Creed 3, Hidden Secrets and Battle Hardened, hit the Wii U today; Hidden Secrets costs $5 and Battle Hardened is $10. Both packs are already available on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Hidden Secrets includes three new missions (Lost Mayan Ruins, Ghost of War and A Dangerous Secret), two single-player costumes and two multiplayer characters, the Redcoat and the Sharpshooter. Battle Hardened is all about the multiplayer, adding the Governor, Highlander and Coyote Man characters, and three multiplayer maps, Charlestown, Fort St-Mathieu and Saint Pierre.

The next DLC pack for Assassin's Creed 3 is The Tyranny of King Washington, a three-episode trek through George Washington's alternate history.
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SAN FRANCISCO - January 17, 2013 - Today, Ubisoft announced that the first two Assassin's Creed III downloadable content packs, The Hidden Secrets and The Battle Hardened are now available for download for the Nintendo Wii U™ through the Nintendo eShop.

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

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

• The Battle Hardened pack extends the Assassin's Creed III multiplayer experience with new playable characters and maps:

o Three multiplayer characters including the influential Governor, the resilient Highlander and the fearsome Coyote Man
o Three multiplayer maps including Charlestown, Fort St-Mathieu and Saint Pierre

These two first DLC packs are already available for Microsoft's Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

The Hidden Secrets DLC is priced at $4.99, and The Battle Hardened is priced at $9.99.

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.

Assassin's Creed III is now available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC and the Nintendo Wii U.

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, Ratohnhaké: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

This article was originally published on Joystiq.