The scarcely hidden DLC season pass for Assassin’s Creed III was mistakenly revealed yesterday via the PlayStation Store in a new update. Since then Ubisoft have been assailed on all sides with demands for information on the upcoming DLC for Assassin’s Creed III. This season pass has been officially revealed today by Ubisoft with a lot of other details available.
The Season Pass will be available on PSN for $29.99 or 2400 Microsoft Points. EscoBlades mentioned on Twitter that the UK version should be £23.99.
Interestingly, this Season Pass promises a total of five DLC packs that will be released over the course of six months following the release of Assassin’s Creed III.
We’ve been gifted with information on the DLC packs themselves, which is great to hear. Of the five pieces of DLC, only two will be multiplayer dedicated. The latter three will make up an additional single-player campaign entitled “The Tyranny of King Washington.”
The DLC singleplayer campaign will take an alternate history route past the events of the American revolution, in which George Washington “succumbs to the temptation of infinite power” and becomes a tyrannical king.
Connor is forced to commit regicide and dethrone the “tyrant he once called friend.” It is presumed that this story isn’t canonical within the Assassin’s Creed lore and is instead a bit of fun in a tastefully written ‘What could have happened’ scenario.
Sebastion Puel himself said “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.'”
Ubisoft reports that this Season Pass will save you roughly 25% over the individual prices, putting them at roughly $40 all grouped together, which is an average price of just $8 per DLC pack.
Not too shabby, but if the singleplayer or multiplayer components cost more than the other then that could throw things a bit out of wack.
Assassin’s Creed III is out at the end of October on consoles, and follows shortly afterwards on PC. If you’re planning on getting the Season Pass, then you’d best pre-order it now whilst you still can.