In an effort to fuel the Assassin's Creed III marketing hype train, Ubisoft has just revealed their post-launch plans for the game, most of which sound pretty incredible. First and foremost, gamers will be able to purchase a Season Pass, which hooks them up with all five DLC packs that will be released following the game's launch. The pass will be available within the first six months following the release of the game and will cost $29.99.
Now for the infinitely more interesting news — Assassin's Creed III will be receiving story-related add-on content in the form of "The Tyranny of King Washington", set in an alternate history in which George Washington turns to the power-hungry dark side. Ubisoft provided us with a single image to accompany this announcement. I get chills just looking at that menacing face.
Ubi detailed the content by sharing the following:
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.
Assassin's Creed III is set to launch on October 30th for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The publisher also confirmed that all of the DLC will be available on the Wii U as well, not that anyone cares.