After the recent declaration that Assassin’s Creed III game will have a downloadable content (DLC) mission, Ubisoft has announced details about it. According to Eurogamer, the DLC will see the main character – Connor – fight against an evil George Washington.
The game is set to take place in an alternate universe to the main Assassin’s Creed III universe, which explores a 'what if' scenario. 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.'"
Looks like we'll get to stab the first president of the United States
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.
The Assassin’s Creed series deals with a secret war that has lasted millennia between the Assassins and the Templars. 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 only to become a highly-skilled master of Assassins. Altaïr also makes an appearance in Revelation, showing the aged assassin’s last few days. 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.
Assassin's Creed III will be released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 30, and the PC version will be released on November 20.