How do you become a King? Everybody knows how it works in the United Kingdom, you just have to beat the Queen in a footrace, but if you're starting a new American Kingdom from scratch, where do you get things like crowns, sceptres and thrones? Assassin's Creed 3's three-part single player DLC campaign, The Tyranny of King Washington, should shed some light on the logistics of spawning a alternate history royalty as Washington, poisoned by temptation, forgoes republicanism to snatch ultimate power. That's cool. More DLC should be alternate timeline DLC.
Also announced was the Assassin's Creed 3 Season Pass, a deal similar to the Borderlands 2 Season Pass that will pre-purchase all five of the game's future DLCs at a discount. PC pricing for the Season Pass hasn't been announced, through both the XBL and PSN versions currently clock in at £24. All five DLC packs will release within six months of the game's launch on November 23.
The Tyranny of King Washington (shouldn't that be King George?) will also feature new multiplayer maps and characters, alongside some additional single-player missions.
“History is our playground, and Assassin’s Creed 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.’”
The implication now is that vanilla Assassin's Creed 3, in which a half-Mohawk, half-British assassin murders army generals in the field using hidden wristblades, is relatively more historically accurate.
You can read our interview with the game's lead designer here. Assassin's Creed 3 launches on PC on November 23.