Multiple Assassin's Creed III special editions inbound for AU, Europe, Asia

Ubisoft details three different Assassin's Creed III special editions.

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Just weeks after Assassin’s Creed III was officially announced, Ubisoft has taken the wraps off three premium editions of the game that will ship to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Ubisoft's top-tier offer is called The Freedom Edition, and it will sell for A$129.95. Punters who pick up The Freedom Edition can expect to find an action figure, an art book, a faux notepad written by George Washington, a steel case for the game, and a lithograph. As for in-game content, The Freedom Edition includes two bonus single-player missions and the Sharpshooter multiplayer pack.

The Freedom Edition comes with enough items to weigh down even the fittest assassin.

Lower on down the ladder at the A$109 mark is the Join or Die Assassin's Creed III bundle. This one comes with a medallion, a faux notepad written by George Washington, and a copy of the game. It also includes one bonus single-player mission and the Sharpshooter multiplayer pack.

There's also an Assassin's Creed III Special Edition that comes in a spiffy box and includes a bonus single-player mission. The Special Edition will retail for A$89.95, which is also the Australian recommended retail price for the standard version of the game.

Assassin's Creed III steps away from Europe and drops players into the middle of the American Revolution. While the game still features Desmond Miles, the historical portion follows Connor, who was dragged into the conflict after his parents were killed by white colonists.

Assassin's Creed III is slated for release on October 30 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC. A Wii U version will also arrive further on down the line.

Discussion

23 comments
sachind1231
sachind1231

To the people who are saying the bonus missions will probably be really short...what about the DLC for ACII? the Forli mission, Savonarola mission, etc? Those were pretty damn long for me. Plus with captions turned on, the Catarina dialogue outside her fort was the most entertaining stream of Italian curses I've ever heard. Oh well, there's always pirate bay

eliebaz
eliebaz

looking forward to this game looks great a lot better than the previous brotherhood

VilandasUK
VilandasUK

These prices are killing me and probably others :cry:

vishisluv7
vishisluv7

Is there a special edition without the hardcore American propaganda shoved down your throat? I can see it now, yelling "America! F#@k yeah! Hoo Rah!" as you leap from tree to tree.

guildclaws
guildclaws

Before you guys jump into conclusions the bonus singleplayer missions are probably side missions that only last 5 minutes not a full chapter

Bigfatlardygit
Bigfatlardygit

@Gorakka I stand duly corrected! Man, the AUD has gone up a lot in value since I visited a few years back! Still, although it's very high, it's not too out of line with other top end collectors sets and the extra missions will probably come out with dlc before long so we won't miss much by not buying all the other gumph we don't really want.

feeltheninjitsu
feeltheninjitsu

Ubisoft is a French company and they're making a game that seems 100% American. Awesome.

BladeStrike1234
BladeStrike1234

I really hate the way gaming has gone. If you don't get the top edition of a game you will generally be missing out on in-game content. Not everyone does it but its become more common. Aside from that theres the problem of unfinished games who sell their endings/important content at a later date.

Gorakka
Gorakka

@Bigfatlardygit You do realise that the Aussie dollar is worth more than the US dollar. That's about $142 US.

Sanguis_Malus
Sanguis_Malus

"Special Editions" for everything these days Its hilarious. Now I would not mind If said editions contained Interesting Items but Its often tat.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

There's only three games that I'm actually considering buying on release at the moment.. Starhawk (Lightbox Interactive), Max Payne 3 (Rockstar) and Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar). Every other developer out there in the world just seems to want to rip-off its customers.. Screw them I say, if that's their attitude I just won't buy their games at all. And then they wonder why sales are down.. @Scorpion1813 Couldn't agree more. Does seem to be focusing solely on the 'Hoo-wah' audience :?

Bigfatlardygit
Bigfatlardygit

@FaizanXtreme Ouch indeed. But that's in Aussie dollars so it won't be quite that bad.

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

I wouldn't have called it a "Freedom Edition" - it's practically an "American Edition". I'm not interested in reading something George Washington wrote and I'm seriously not interested in decorating my home with an American flag. Let me know when the "Oppression Edition" comes out with content non-Americans will be interested in.

vishisluv7
vishisluv7

Nice trend. Pay over $100 for a game, or you are missing content...on day 1. Stay classy Ubisoft.

Jebatin
Jebatin

Bonus SP missions? So does this mean I have to pay extra to get the full game just like in Revelations? Great

vivalatour
vivalatour

oops I thought this was about Max Payne !

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

Well, looks like I won't be getting this at launch like I'd hoped. It seems companies are doing everything in their power to dissuade me from buying their games at full price these days.

Parfaits
Parfaits

No matter what kind of edition and how much it will be, one year later there is definitely going to be a A$24 complete/special edition which contains all DLCs.

Vishant
Vishant

We're going back to the old days of paying for single player campaigns in episodic form due to DLC. It's a disgrace cos a lot of them are bloated and over priced

woodyfr
woodyfr

I just hope that will all those bonus single player missions, the game's story won't be cut with DLC.