Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass announced

"The Tyranny of King Washington" DLC detailed.

October 3, 2012 / 12:16 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Ubisoft has announced a Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed III. For $29.99, it will grant users access to all five upcoming download content packs for the game.

Part of the new content is an all-new single-player campaign called “The Tyranny of King Washington.” Its story, an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution, will be told through three episodic content packs. In it, Connor sets out to return freedom to a land ruled by his once friend, now tyrant George Washington.

“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.’”

Assassin’s Creed III will also receive download content in the form of new maps and characters for the game’s multiplayer mode.

The Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass will be available within six month following the game’s October 30 launch for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U. Compared to purchasing each add-on individually, it will add up to 25 percent of savings.

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  • http://twitter.com/vamp21 Paul Rodriguez

    Season pass, DLC; I don’t care what it is called.
    once I spend $60 for a game I am not spending more. You can keep your
    DLC. I wonder if people would be shocked by how much they
    spend on one game by buying DLC. This is why we rarely have extra stages,
    characters, costumes, etc to unlock. Video game companies just sell to us as DLC.
    No thanks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Maximus3490 Maximilian Schmidt

      I couldn’t agree more. Finish the game before it’s released. Don’t release an unfinished product because I won’t be paying for it. 

  • Acidicsam

    Hunting down a tyrannical George Washington?

    I threw my money at the screen, but nothing happened.

  • PrinceHeir

    so a what “if” scenario?? 

    ehh will wait for Complete Edition thanks :P .

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    This is just how game development works these days. For example, they are doing pretty much the same thing for Borderlands 2.

    The game just launched recently, but it will have 3 or 4 big DLC packs released in the coming months. They didn’t hold these packs out of the game on purpose, they started working on them after the Disc content went gold. When it goes gold, that pretty much means its ready to ship.

    (They did the same thing with the first Borderlands. And the DLC packs were very profitable for them with the 1st game.)

    Publishers have turned to DLC to help combat used game sales and piracy, the same thing can be said about online passes and DLC season passes. (This is what they say, I’m not saying I agree with them, or that I really think it helps.)

    Consumers are buying DLC though, we can all agree on that. Since those profits go almost entirely to the publishers, they see DLC as a big deal. Until consumers stop buying it, DLC and seasons passes, etc. will continue.