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Assassin's Creed III 'Tyranny of King Washington' DLC announced

If Assassin's Creed III's historical fiction account of the American Revolution isn't fictional enough, perhaps fighting the oppressive regime of King George Washington will fit the bill. Ubisoft today announced plans for five packs of AC III downloadable content available in one $30 season-pass purchase, three of which center on "The Tyranny of King Washington.”

The alternate history narrative will appear on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 and follow in the non-canonical DLC footsteps of Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare and InFamous: Festival of Blood. "As the revolution comes to a close, a new and most unexpected enemy emerges," Ubisoft said in its announcement. "Driven by the desire to secure the fate of the colonies, the Revolution’s greatest hero, George Washington succumbs to the temptation of infinite power [and] a new King is born."

The other two packs set to launch within the first six months after release deliver additional single player and multiplayer content. For more on the full game which launches October 30, check out 63 amazing things GamesRadar editors did while playing through several hours at their leisure.

34 comments

  • joabbuac - October 3, 2012 11:24 a.m.

    Announcing this before the game is even out is bound to upset people, they have to of took away development time from the main game to make ...exploiting its own fans.
  • kyle94 - October 3, 2012 12:14 p.m.

    Except, not really. Early are typically done after the main development is already done. A lot of time is spent for just marketing and bug fixing, and the entire development team isn't needed for that. So, they can either move onto other games and projects, or they can work on DLC. Not to mention that sales reports show that people are more likely to buy DLC the sooner to release date it is. It's simple business. Using the most out of your team while you have them, and let them work on small expansions to the game while you're waiting for the release to be finalized.
  • ParagonT - October 3, 2012 3:44 p.m.

    I just wanted to point out that a representative of Halo 4 said that the game was now in the certification process on Sept. 26th I believe, and the release date is on Nov. 6th. So that's around 42-44 days that it apparently takes, from what I understand, to complete the certification and production. So a question to ask is that the DLC was worked on for about a month and a half? That's only speculation of course, It depends on when they submitted it and when they finalize the DLC as well, but I think it may be close to or shorter than 42 days most likely Which isn't necessarily bad, but I can only say that because I don't know how long it usually takes and how many people were on the development team for the DLC. So it's either way I think. But that of course is just in the assumption that we think that they didn't divert development resources to the DLC. So who knows? It's a mystery we have have on our hands guys! Right Scooby?
  • Z-man427 - October 3, 2012 11:49 a.m.

    Some might get upset, but remember that this game has been in development for 3 years and these packs don't start releasing for a month or two after the game releases. They're probably only as long as 1 sequence apiece and are being built off of an exiting engine which likely makes development faster. At least they're not missing chunks of the main story like in ACII.
  • Redeater - October 3, 2012 1:26 p.m.

    "Some might get upset, but remember that this game has been in development for 3 years" I'm sure that is what they are saying. I would like to know exactly how much time it really was. I'm assuming it was a decent amount of time but I find it difficult to believe that they spent that long on one game and they found time to crap out three games in three years. (Not that the games were shit but I just dislike annual releases.)
  • Z-man427 - October 3, 2012 2:25 p.m.

    There were different teams working on those games in that time. They also built a whole new engine. Gotta bear that in mind. As an aside, because of your picture, I read all of your comments in Crow's voice. It makes my day.
  • Redeater - October 3, 2012 2:44 p.m.

    "There were different teams working on those games in that time." I didn't know that. At least that is a relief. I actually love AC but I'm scared I might start to feel about AC the same way I feel about Rockband/Guitar Hero. As for Crow, if some of my snarky comments even come close to Crow....I've honored him nicely. Mike: "He's made entirely of baby bottoms." Crow: "Ugh, he even has small nipples!"
  • ObliqueZombie - October 3, 2012 5:31 p.m.

    That was one of the big draws about this game... a whole new development team (still under Ubisoft, mind) has been working on this game for years. I'm not sure if it's three, but it hasn't been a standard two years I'm sure. In other words, they built it from the ground-up to have the mechanics accommodate this new setting--what with lower-hanging buildings, trees, etc. http://kotaku.com/5885377/assassins-creed-3-will-be-out-on-october-30 --> For the reference of development time http://www.nowgamer.com/features/1326914/assassins_creed_3_why_starting_from_scratch_has_been_worth_it_interview.html --> for the new engine and the whole "starting from scratch thing."
  • MyCoolWhiteLies - October 3, 2012 11:58 a.m.

    So basically I can now assume that America wins at the end of this game? Fucking spoilers.
  • alex-roy-bristol - October 3, 2012 1:21 p.m.

    Really now?... You already fucking know that Ass Creed takes place in the future, and that they speak American English, and that it takes place in the USA at some points... And that it's only alternate history for things that 'could' have happened, not big shit like this.
  • kyle94 - October 3, 2012 2:12 p.m.

    Wow, you are awful at telling what a joke looks like.
  • ParagonT - October 3, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    It was a joke mate.
  • lazer59882 - October 3, 2012 3:41 p.m.

    for your own sake, i'd suggest deleting this comment before everyone comes here and continues to rip you a new asshole for being so dense.
  • alex-roy-bristol - October 19, 2012 11:53 a.m.

    Fuck, sorry everyone, I was really tired, and also had just had an argument with another person about this on a different forum... Sorry you guys, I legit didn't mean to be a dick, my honest mistake. But I'll leave it up just as to not seem like even more of a dick, so you can see my apology. Sorry again m8s! x'O
  • MrSuitMan - October 3, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    That is simultaneously the least and most American image ever.
  • GoldenEagle1476 - October 3, 2012 12:30 p.m.

    I've bought every AC DLC pack to date. Lol not gonna stop now.
  • Redeater - October 3, 2012 1:19 p.m.

    He'll save children but not the British children. If I have to fight a 12 story high Washington made out of radiation I'm calling it quits.
  • KingDjango - October 3, 2012 3:48 p.m.

    I bet he weighs a fucking ton...and that he rides on a horse made of crystal!....named Butt-Stallion!
  • Redeater - October 3, 2012 4:56 p.m.

    You one upped my reference and made it topical......well played sir.
  • KingDjango - October 4, 2012 5:47 p.m.

    I heard he once held an opponents wives hand....in a jar of acid...at a party! Though it makes me wonder if you'll be forced to fight all of his dicks too

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