Ubisoft has released a new DLC for the multiplayer component of Assassin's Creed III. The DLC is currently available only on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Store; PC gamers will have to wait till January 15 for the release. The DLC, titled the Battle Hardened Pack, costs 800 Microsoft points or $10, which roughly translates to Rs 570. The DLC is included as part of the Assassin's Creed III Season Pass.
The Battle Hardened Pack includes some new characters – the Governor, the Highlander and the Coyote Man. It also features new maps that include Charlestown, Fort St-Mathieu and Saint Pierre. Along with these, there are new achievements and trophies to earn along the way.
Assassinate some people with the new DLC
Back in December, Ubisoft had revealed that Assassin's Creed III is the fastest selling game in the company's history with total sales surpassing the seven million mark worldwide.
According to the company, in solo missions alone, players have accumulated more than 82 centuries of gaming time and committed more than 3 billion assassinations. The deadly action continues in the multiplayer, where more than twice as many players have joined the multiplayer mode compared to Assassin’s Creed Revelations. To date, more than 250 million assassinations have been performed in more than 5 billion multiplayer sessions.
Earlier in December, the company had released a trailer for its upcoming DLC—the Tyranny of King Washington. It is set to take place in an alternate storyline where George Washington succumbed to greed and became evil.
The trailer mostly deals with the themes of how America would have turned out if George Washington was a tyrant ruler. It talks about how the country would end up if its constitution were based on the blood of innocents. As it turns out, it will be up to Connor, the main protagonist of Assassin's Creed III, to stop Washington.
The Assassin’s Creed series deals with a secret war between the Assassins and the Templars that has lasted for millennia. The Assassins seek to fight for the free will of people, while the Templars seek to control them. The first game was set during the Holy Crusades in Jerusalem. Protagonist Altaïr ibn-La'Ahad would have to jump from rooftops and sneak into groups of people in order to find and assassinate his targets.
The second game was set during the Renaissance era in Florence. The main protagonist of the 'II' series of games – Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – is Ezio Auditore. The II series of games dealt with the evolution of Ezio as a character, who starts out as a revenge-driven teenager and ends up as a highly-skilled master of Assassins. Altaïr is also featured in Revelations and the aged assassin’s last few days are shown. The secondary protagonist of the series is Desmond Miles, who is accessing his 'genetic memory' to live the lives of his ancestors Altaïr and Ezio.
The latest game in the series puts you in control of Connor Kenway as you travel through the frontier and watch the American Revolution unfold.
You can read our review of Assassin's Creed III here.