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e-xpress confirms Assassin's Creed III Day One edition for PS3, Xbox 360
e-xpress Interactive Software has confirmed that the Assassins Creed III Day One Edition will be a special edition for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. The special edition for the Xbox 360 contains the an unlockable content, a Dangerous Secret and the day one Edition for the PlayStation 3 has the A Dangerous Secret unlockable content as well as 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay that is not available in the Xbox 360 version.
Day one buyers will get access to some unlockable levels in Assassin's Creed III
Earlier this month, Ubisoft had revealed plans for a “what the f***” piece of downloadable content for Assassin’s Creed III that will see the protagonist – Connor – fight against an evil George Washington in an alternate continuity. The story of the DLC explores the consequences of George Washington succumbing to the temptations of infinite power.
"History is our playground - and AC teams have always loved playing with historical facts and their consequences as a way to better understand a time period," explained executive producer Sebastien Puel. "While Assassin's Creed 3 concentrates on history as it happens, we wanted to take some liberties with this DLC and tell you how things 'could have happened.'"
The DLC is set to be a single player campaign that will be split into three episodes. The season pass for the Evil George Washington DLC (not the official name) is set to cost 2400 Microsoft points on Xbox Live and $30 (around Rs 1,560) on the other platforms. The season pass will include all three episodes as well as multiplayer DLC that will feature new maps and characters.
Earlier, Ubisoft had talked about the DLC during the Eurogamer Expo. "We know that not everyone will buy it," Assassin's Creed 3 director Alex Hutchinson said. "So it's a 'what the f***' chunk of story that, if you missed it, the next game will still make sense."
The game recently got a trailer that show cased some story bits, mostly related to the protagonist Connor’s involvement during the Boston Tea Party. While the Boston Tea Party was an important event, the trailer mentions another event – “one that actually mattered”. This would hint to the idea that the Boston Tea Party was just a front for something grander and more sinister in the Assassin’s Creed universe.
Assassin’s Creed III is all set to have some new gameplay mechanics to help the protagonist with better travel environments. Players can use parkour to travel through trees, whereas the new combat system allows the capability to dual-wield weapons. The game also shows off the new Anvil engine that allows for a large number of characters to be on screen.
Assassins Creed III will be available on 31st October 2012 at Rs. 2799 across India. The game will be getting a midnight launch in Game The Store at Oberoi Mall in Mumbai and Federation of Gamers at Saket, Delhi.
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