ACIII DLC includes tyrannical George Washington campaign

Ubisoft announces $30 season pass for upcoming action game that includes access to five add-ons, including three-part The Tyranny of King George alternate history campaign and multiplayer packs.

How would history be different if George Washington succumbed to the allure of infinite power? Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed III will answer that question through downloadable content called "The Tyranny of King George."

Washington sits on a throne in AC III's new DLC.

A single-player campaign delivered through three episodes, the content tasks players will dethroning Washington and returning freedom to the colonies. Ubisoft had no qualms about altering history, according to executive producer Sebastien Puel.

“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,” Puel said in a statement. “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 Tyranny of King George DLC will be included with the $30 Assassin's Creed III season pass. The pass offers gamers access to five DLC packs, and will be available for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Pass-holders will not only save 25 percent over the cost of purchasing each add-on individually, but they will also have access to the content a week ahead of everyone else.

On top of the single-player DLC, upcoming Assassin's Creed III add-on content will include new maps and characters for the game's multiplayer component. No further information on these offerings was made available. Further, no standalone price was provided for The Tyranny of King George or the multiplayer packs, and a Ubisoft representative was not immediately available for comment.

Assassin's Creed III is due out for PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 30, with release following on launch day for Wii U on November 18. The PC version was originally targeted to ship alongside the console iterations, but was delayed to November 20.

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Nick76477
Nick76477

Will you get the new outfits and the wolf helpers in the single player? After you beat the dlc???

JM121
JM121

@RCBreaker 

Nobody here considers him a saint. We consider him a great and modest leader who was the perfect image for a burgeoning nation. 

RCBreaker
RCBreaker

Get over yourselves you ignorant americans. George Washington was a slave owner and a hypocrite just like most americans at the time. Stop speaking about him like he was some saint.

Vishant
Vishant

Looks really interesting to see what could have happened to George Washington to get him to accept the throne and then how absolute power corrupts

jpnelson82
jpnelson82

well, it makes sense to me, the factual George Washington was offered a crown, and I consider this a nod to the factual history over the mythic history, but just a nod. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a Barbary Corsairs DLC later, it was the first foreign misadventure of the states, and has firstly the storming of Tripoli, and secondly the story of the Philadelphia.

MagnusXilorius
MagnusXilorius

Dang... So many people jumping down each other's throats here. If we all could just chill for a moment and get along. No one is a bigger fan of George Washington than I am. He's a hero of mine. He's legendary to say the least. I wasn't pleased when I heard someone say, "you'll have to assassinate George Washington in the first DLC pack for Assassin's Creed 3." After I did some research, I realized it was an alternate scenario in which George Washington accepted the crown as King of America, and because of that power a crown wields he became corrupt. I was fine with that! That sounds pretty cool to me. I can say that knowing the real George Washington rejected the crown because he was wise enough to know what corruption a crown can bring on a man.

 

So, can we all be friends now? I mean, seriously. We can all agree that AC3 comes out in just over a week or so, and it'll be awesome! I've not been so excited for a game since... I can't even remember. Can I get a w00t?

Stooge19
Stooge19

so the Season Pass comes out on October 30th as well?

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Sounds interesting. I'm pretty selective about what games I get Season Pass's for. I think I might get this one though.

Coren_Larken
Coren_Larken

@mlcarter815 Nah, you missed the point. What I'm saying is, I don't mind some DLC here and there, but when they announce it before the game is even released and give the specifics, i think it shows that they deliberately left content out to charge extra for it.

hyperbolel
hyperbolel

Ok Ubisoft, I'm ready for the DLC where you assassinate Muhammed, since nothing seems to be off the table. Call it alternate history or a religious parody. Be sure and burn a few flags.

IgotEpixx
IgotEpixx

I find it ironic so many people said the British should stop complaining about AC3 and now an ALTERNATE HISTORY DLC is announced about "King" George they're being the hypocrites everybody expected.

Leon_aditzu
Leon_aditzu

I don`t think it about an alternative history, the story should be how Washington was stopped to take a third mandate. USA becoming a democracy was only exception in that time, rest of american countries who became independent had turn in to a dictatorship(by force or unlimited elections) or empire(Mexico and Brazil). And i am very sure that AC3 will have an expansion next autumn like AC2, probably french revolution

Mizarzeug
Mizarzeug

know we getting fair dont you think? plus add a little bit of fun since afterall History tells the perspective of the winners not truth itself AC not exception would have liked the same for the damn illuminati and masons not just the poor templars, didnt occult history tells the creation of the country and the sect the same year theres at least two games to milk from this ha

dylan417
dylan417

Teasing DLC a whole month before the game itself comes out? Word...

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

Well I think ALTERNATE history for this game is going quite fun and it might be peeking my interest, because after it's just a game right. 

psownsxbox4life
psownsxbox4life

are all these people serious? complaining about george washington being evil in the ALTERNATE story ending on DLC? The main story to the game stays true to the image of Washington that most of us all have and stays about as historically accurate as the rest of their games. If you don't appreciate the idea...dont PAY for the DLC. seems prettttty simple. You DO NOT have to play that version of the story if you don't want to. wow

Frankenstrat247
Frankenstrat247

Hmm.  Might be cool.  Always did find alternate history a little fascinating if well done.  That, of course, is a pretty damn big "IF".

aceventura2000
aceventura2000

Why do they have to distort history so much? History is exciting enough. George Washington was a good man. Even King George saw Washington as a honorable man. Why not make DLC about a true George Washington and his administration. There was alot of wielding and dealing with congress to convice them the importance of a navy, and fighting rebellions, could have done something with that.

tgwolf
tgwolf

That's not even a temptation for George Washington, you losers, he sacrificed more than you mind-burned 'intellectuals' can ever comprehend enthroned as you are in your despicably-immoral, lascivious and chemical-padded minds, and all to LIMIT ABUSE OF POWER!! Nice job taking up the spiritual torch of those tyrants he was working against all odds to ward off in the establishment of the very nation you disgrace while you spam out horrifically violent murder sim games! Way to let your perverted minds drive you to insanity while making a mock of a hero. Don't worry, soon enough your stupidity and decadence will soil this nation's security as it already has begun from the White House with the current 'President' and you'll join the other benighted cynics who degenerate to basket cases from mere loss of luxury!

hartattk
hartattk

Why are people getting pissy about Wash being evil? First it happens in an alternate universe of an alternate history and second he's been corrupted by a piece of Eden which explains the whole tyrant thing.

 

If anything be angry at the expense and that there will be, at least, 1 other AC after 3 to finish off the story.

smghottie
smghottie

ACIII producers are pretty dumb. This DLC is like saying, what if John Adams invented electricity? or how Thomas Jefferson designed the Model T.  We've already enough uneducated spellbound by media with a limited knowledge of our history, this is about as bad as Honey Boo-Boo. ACIII FTL. 

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

Hey I have been wondering about the Season pass thing cant you still choose which DLC you want or do you have no choice but to get it and you still need to pay something or is it just free DLC with the Season pass. Someone please elaborate for be cause I am very confused. 

genjuroT
genjuroT

I bought assassin's creed 1 long time ago. I looked at 2 and thought, what's different? Saw a friend playing Brotherhood when it came out and couldn't tell which one it was. Revelations came out and I didn't even bother looking at it. Now I speculate AC3 will just take out templars and fill the models with redcoats. developer engines make developers extremely lazy and lackluster. It's what happened to cod and resident evil. They created an engine so they can copy paste things. Hideo kojima of metal gear even admitted he created an engine for his new game. I'm tired of seeing the same animations,explosions, buildings, and character models in every game.

heartindarkness
heartindarkness

hmmm i got the ottoman edition for revelations with full dlc and all tht but seriously i know it is not the main game and so on but like if u already know wht u r releasing and it is probably ready why do u huv to go and rip us off so cheap as if games aren't expensive enough as it is -__-

Serpentes420
Serpentes420

And this is why there is a lack of new IPs in the game industry.  Gamers will pre-order a sequel and apparently will spend money on a season pass before a game has been finished, played by anyone, or reviewed.  Its just silly in my opinion.  No other industry that I can think of asks consumers to make major purchases based on faith alone, but yet in gaming this is the norm.  "Pre-order our game it will be good, pre-order DLC it will be good, fund game development it will be good" The gaming industry lends creedence to the saying that there is a sucker born every minute

Frimmel
Frimmel

No, I've read more than two biographies of George Washington and plenty of other history of the time period. George W. becoming King in no way is what 'could' have happened. Wow. Now, I'm re-thinking getting the game despite an earnest desire to stab virtual redcoats in the throat.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

Why are people even complaining about this DLC? Two words: Undead Nightmare.

FlyingAce1016
FlyingAce1016

bleh bleh bleh money leeching content blech bleh

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

Seeing as I don't give a crap about Assassin's multiplayer I'll be skipping that DLC and therefore the season pass. It'll likely be cheaper to get the single-player content seperately. As much as we knock EA, Activision and Capcom for their cheap business practices, you have to hand it to Ubisoft for constantly coming up with more inventive ways of wringing us of every last penny.

queadin
queadin

Taking bets on whether you find it already on the game disk at release.  Sigh.

Araknie
Araknie

LOL at people no realizing that this DLC introduces a new campaign, it's not like the original campain it's cut to make this, this is a new campaign.

It's a great add-on, one that actually respects that name, if you want a new campaign you buy it, if not you have already a complete game.

Open your eyes peopole, and read all the article before commenting, please.

Triton
Triton

I love the $90 new game format.  I'll just wait until the GOTY comes out for the normal price.

Black_Jedi
Black_Jedi

King George Washington ?well, This gonna be fun, reading this made me excited about AC3 more than before.I'm all fired up now. 

LE5LO
LE5LO

boycott, enough said.

DannyC_pt
DannyC_pt

It's very popular to criticize the politics of DLC. But here's the thing. Triple A games are expensive and, with the expansion of the social gaming market, their not exactly a safe bet for developers. Therefore, I think it's reasonable to consider that, in the future, purchasing a game means that you're subscribing to a line of content.

 

You have the main game - and if that's what you want, you can simply play it - and then you have subsequent expansions that keep the game alive for months or even years. It's actually a way of extending the playability of that game, and in a way - if you're a fan of it - you end up having a better value for money.

 

In the case of what we're being presented here, for ACIII, it seems to be a parallel quest to the main storyline, so it's not something that subtracts from the main game.

That's the right way to do it. The wrong way is to launch DLC content that is an integral part of the main story, as day-one DLC, for example, as we've seen in other games.

 

Just my opinion.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

wait 12 months for GOTY edition to have it all included. done.

Leeric420
Leeric420

I dont know why people always see dlc as a rip off, heres a hint....just dont buy it.

Therimight
Therimight

Is it just me or does George Washington look like John Stewart?

PinkFloyd2003
PinkFloyd2003

This needs to stop.  People need to end their support for "season passes."  It's nothing more than an excuse to charge you $90 for a $60 product.

isshiah
isshiah

i dislike the idea, but the plot sounds interesting.

tightwad34
tightwad34

This is one of the disadvantages of the digital age. If there were never even the option to download anything, there would be no DLC, obviously. Oh wait, they would just put less content on the discs, making more for us to buy. Damn, we can't win. I mean, they really do have most of the leverage.

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

How to make money:

Be like Valve and give away DLC for free ;p

lestat1475
lestat1475

Wow not a great move Ubisoft......so i have to pay 90e for ur special ediction and u want me to pay other 30e (hopefully if not more) for a DLC ?! uhm i 'm thinking of skip this assassins creed,if u want make easy money!!

psx_warrior
psx_warrior

You know what, if they really want to extract as much money as possible from us, they might as well just start charging $99.99 a game.  That's where it's all going.  They really are charging you that much.  They are just trying to be sneaky about it.  I'd rather them just be out in the open about it and say bend over and take it like a man!!!

tightwad34
tightwad34

It looks like GW has a fatty chaw in his bottom lip in the pic. I haven't had a chaw in years.

Vitex2003
Vitex2003

Well, Ubisoft is preparing customers for new releases, thats understandable :)

Ravenlock_2112
Ravenlock_2112

So basicly Ubisoft is telling the gamer this : 'Dear customer, please pay $60 for a game we stripped of half its content, then pay us another $30 to get the rest.' And this dear friends is the reason I stopped buying games on release date. Just wait a year for a GOTY or budget pack that includes all the 'DLC' for $30 and laugh at the idiots that fall for this shit over and over again and payed 3 times as much. And then publishers have the guts to cry about piracy and bad sales when all they wanted to do was makes us bend over and take one in the *µ&$ for big profits.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I stopped reading as soon as I saw "$30 season pass."

Shaolinstylez
Shaolinstylez

Good lord the game isn't even out and they're marketing the DLC already. I'll wait a year or two til the games on sale on steam for like 10 dollars with DLC and all. I'm not gonna pay 59 dollars then have them gouge me another 30 for add-ons.

paulsifer42
paulsifer42

Why can't I have a single-player only season pass?