First Assassin's Creed III DLC out now

The Hidden Secrets available today for Xbox 360 and PC Season Pass holders, tomorrow for PS3; next week for those without pass; TBA for Wii U.

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The first Assassin's Creed III expansion goes live today. Ubisoft has announced that The Hidden Secrets downloadable content is now available for Xbox 360 and PC Season Pass holders, with a release slated for tomorrow on PlayStation 3. Xbox 360 and PC gamers without a Season Pass can grab the content December 11, with PS3 owners able to jump in December 13.

It was not announced how much gamers without a $30 Assassin's Creed III Season Pass can expect to pay for the Hidden Secrets DLC.

Wii U owners will need to wait the longest, as Ubisoft did not specify a release date at all for Nintendo's new console, saying only that the content will arrive "at a later date."

The Hidden Secrets for Assassin's Creed III introduces three new missions (Lost Mayan Ruins, Ghost of War, and Dangerous Secret) that total one hour of gameplay, Ubisoft said. Successful completion of each mission will reward players will new in-game weapons.

In addition, the Hidden Secrets content adds two single-player costumes (Captain of the Aquila uniform and traditional Colonial Assassin outfit), as well as a pair of new multiplayer characters: Redcoat and Sharpshooter.

Additional DLC to follow The Hidden Secrets includes the three-part Tyranny of King George expansion, as well as the Battle Hardened multiplayer pack, which adds new maps and character's to the game's head-to-head online mode.

For more on Assassin's Creed III, check out GameSpot's review.

Discussion

70 comments
Dayrakies
Dayrakies

Haven't finished Assassin's Creed III yet...I'm too late I know.

mitsman
mitsman

Some of the stuff in this, were also included in the "join or die" edition.

XxTheEvilxX
XxTheEvilxX

Alright --- one whole hour of gameplay... I may have to cancel other plans to fit this beast into my schedule. Hoorah! It will take me longer to install the damn thing. What's even dumber about this, I already have 1 of 3 via a pre-order bonus. :\

 

adamrich81
adamrich81

Didn't read the article, don't care about DLC-They can't get the game right, so who cares?

mehrdad-pc
mehrdad-pc

without bought season pass i get this dlc FREE .

Hamish-123
Hamish-123

Well by the looks of it im not going to be buying any ac3 dlc, especially due to the fact that im still stuck in limited mode for online gameplay since the first day of release. If Ubisoft expects customers, well then maybe they should look after their customers and reply to emails sent weeks ago on their support page in regards to issues effecting gameplay quality of particular features (multiplayer). All customers should automatically assume that a games release date means that the game is actually completed, instead of being sold a game filled with bugs and crappy servers!!!!!

dionycef
dionycef

Most probably Templars are running Ubisoft

PaulJanson
PaulJanson

Hmmm, I see. So they're basically just giving away for free something that was free (if you pre-ordered) to begin with only to those who has the season pass. Because I know for a fact that this isn't part of the 5-DLC packs that the season pass is for. I already have Lost Mayan Ruins so that means now I'll get Ghost of War, Dangerous Secret, 2 MP characters, and In-game blah blah for free? Cool I guess.

James_Mason
James_Mason

Last time I buy a console version of one of your games, Ubisoft...

 

You wanna rip me off,selling crappy DLC just so I get the "full intended experience"... Well guess what , i'll just download the cracked PC version with all DLC unlocked next time... Cause clearly, you do not value your paying customers. We buy your shitty, bug infested piece of garbage that barely even works, then you expect us to buy season passes and stuff... No thanks.

 

It really pisses me off to no end. Just bought Hitman Absolution on PC cause I love IO interactive ... I could have "cracked" it for free, but I figured "Might as well encourage the devs"... Now they want me to pay like 10 bucks for missing preorder bonuses and random costumes... Geez, thanks for rewarding loyalty... Next time, i'll install the cracked version... At least i'll get the full experience...

 

I mean , this stuff has got to stop...

bakasora
bakasora

Only 1 hour of gameplay? That's weak dude

fillup0
fillup0

The DLC is thin and is probably as terrible as the AC3 dlc. It probably follows the same terrible structure of the game it's for too.

 

Assassins Creed seems to have forgotten what it is.

richten71
richten71

Great to hear. Will have to download tomorrow when I get the chance. Glad I purchased the Season Pass.

Grimkillah
Grimkillah

My advice for all you AC fans out there is not to purchase the Season Pass or this DLC when it came out, because from experience you should know by now, all the preorder content will be free to people when full DLC hits the market. Look at Brotherhood and Revelations, all their preorder content all end up bundled with their story/MP DLCs. And as for DLCs themselves, they will eventually be on sale (xbox currently is having an Ubisoft sales half price most DLCs). So be smart and wait for six month, and you can save at least 50%.

chriskingkong
chriskingkong

Come on i thought it was the George washington DLC!!! I want singleplayer mission with story!!

alenth
alenth

Good game but all the DLC bullshit and the dumbed down difficulty killed the game for me at launch, i'm waiting for a price drop instead or a GOTY edition (in case it gets the award).

joce667
joce667

One hour of gameplay ! Wow this is getting ridiculous , And do not give me that ''Yeah but everyone doing it '' crap . Stop paying for DLC that is not worth it ( most of it ) and stop Pre-odering just so you can get a useless item that only you and the hundreds of thousands of people who pre-order  got to be unique. Tired of this crap .

RevD_Crack
RevD_Crack

gimme dat George Washington Dlc. I missed 10th Grade History class.

 

I need to get dat Revolutinary juice in my system. Nomsayin.

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

Really wish I didn't buy this game. I'm att he part before Nathan finds the women in the woods or whatever you get chased by dogs and I find this game totally average in everyway, average in graphics, atmosphere, a.i. gameplay everything is so....Average too the point I dont want to play it anymore everything looks kinda ugly. 

 

After playing farcry 3 for an hour I realise just how much better that game is, has similar gameplay points like using stealth, but has like 10x more replayability.

Conjuration
Conjuration

How do you all like getting that artificial "value" for joining their season pass club?  I mean:  the DLC is ready, and could be sold to anyone...but you didn't pay us extra, so you can wait. 

Smilemax
Smilemax

He sais the DLC is out Today for those who have the Season Pass. Am i the only one when they see this news, jump on is Xbox 360 and check out the DLC and been disapointed see theres no DLC out today?

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

One day exclusivity for xbox and pc? is that really necessary?

DarthLod
DarthLod

Because somehow 60 bucks just isn't enough for games now days.

Somajan
Somajan

Benedict Arnold was supposed to be a full hour, instead the actual campaign lasted, at most, twenty minutes, with the additional challenges filling out the rest of the hour.

 

It was a very nice add-on pack, but it wasn't nearly as long as advertised.

Kazuya-Mishima
Kazuya-Mishima

Well people keep buying crappy DLCs even if they claim they aren't going to do so... so if you hate this kind of thing it's simple... DON'T BUY THE FUGGIN DLC.

ChemicalReaper
ChemicalReaper

"Colonial Assassin outfit"? I bought the Target version, which was supposed to have this in it. Which, by the way, has not shown up in my game. I guess Ubisoft really meant to say, "You get this bundled with your game, BUT you still have to buy it at a later date to use it."

 

Ubisoft may have cut the DRM from their PC games, but these bullshit business practices - DLC that *should* have been in the game (and is probably already on the disk, but locked), DLC season passes, and the UPlay passport required for progressing past level 10 in multiplayer - are equally as stupid.

 

I was going to buy Far Cry 3 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist, but I don't think I'll bother giving any more of my money to UbiRipoff.

xwestsdeaznx
xwestsdeaznx

wish they spent more time fixing the bugs instead of selling the dlc

Redick_is_Magic
Redick_is_Magic

This tactic needs to be banned. Seeing as how the first dlc is already being released...it just means that it was left out of the game. Really fucking stupid. 

redluigi11
redluigi11

if anyone is wondering why the wii u hasn't got this yet it because Nintendo hasn't 

updated the eshop to have DLC yet it should come some time later this month

4nationfury
4nationfury

 @James_Mason Whenever these game devs release a new DLC, I like to remind them, "I could have illegally downloaded the cracked version of your game but I didn't. You ought to be grateful really. You owe me this additional material that only those who enjoyed the game would actually be interested in."

4nationfury
4nationfury

 @fillup0 I'd say many gamers have forgotten what Assassin's Creed is. I know the game isn't perfect, but it hasn't suddenly replaced its gameplay mechanics and narrative style. People have just gotten more critical and cynical towards the series.

PaulJanson
PaulJanson

 @chriskingkong Yeah I thought the same, because I forgot that the DLCs don't come out till next year. lol

SirNormanislost
SirNormanislost

@davidsworld3 You havnt got to conner yet and your complaining the games average? Yeah anyway....

fillup0
fillup0

 @davidsworld3 The game does get better after that, but not that much better. It fails to fully deliver on any of its promises. For example, the battles are too thin.

grey_fox1984
grey_fox1984

 @Conjuration Season Pass is actually less than the price of all the individual DLC, so the season pass people didn't really pay "extra" 

renome
renome

 @Kazuya-Mishima Exactly. Even though most opinions you can read online are heavily against these kind of shitty DLC's, nobody would make them if they weren't selling exceptionally well.

Riddick123
Riddick123

 @ChemicalReaper You have to log into the Ubisoft network or whatever the hell they call it and enter in the code you were supposed to get.  If you did that and you don't have it, that is very crappy indeed.

david1230
david1230

 @ChemicalReaper but heres the problem, name any of the major game franchise's and then tell me how many of them have "dlc", boarderlands has dlc but i don't think its on disc, so your going to start assuming every dlc that is coming out is already on the disc? yes i know of games that had on disc dlc, and day on patches and dlc, believe me i understand where your coming from, but here is the sad truly about you and gamers, you guys really won't stop all at once (which is needed btw), cause if you did and everyone as well didn't buy the dlc and the reason for not buying it was that you think the items and content should be either in the game or free or near free, so like everyone says but no one can do in unison all of you stop buying dlc for just one or two months, but if you don't all the complaints and shady business practices will continue,

 

    Gold.

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

 @david1230 No, I bought the season pass at launch. I'll put as much money as I can into this game. Its fantastically made.

david1230
david1230

 @PDXmauler97 just don't buy the dlc since it's suppose to have been in the game but now they are reselling items that were taken out of the game to make more money.