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Alternate history DLC for Assassin’s Creed III

Ubisoft has lifted the lid on DLC for upcoming Assassin’s Creed III. In total there will be five DLC packs, two of which will be multiplayer themed. The multiplayer DLC offerings will do the expected and add new maps and characters.

If the multiplayer DLC sounds a little bland for your liking, then perhaps the single-player DLC content will make up for that? Dubbed “The Tyranny of King George”, this single-player campaign will take place across three DLC episodes and will follow a “what if” take on the American Revolution.

The DLC shirks the series’ preoccupation with historical accuracy for something a little more fanciful. In this alternate history campaign, George Washington becomes the enemy at the end of the American Revolution. Instead of returning power to the people and becoming the first president of the USA, Washington crowns himself king of the new world and begins behaving like a royal douche.

Basically, Washington becomes the tyrannical bad guy and it’ll be up to Connor to set things right. Ubisoft has emphasised that this three part DLC is not considered canon for the Assassin’s Creed franchise and is merely a chance for the developers to try something a little quirky and fun.

Official description follows:

“As the revolution comes to a close, a new and most unexpected enemy emerges. Driven by the desire to secure the fate of the colonies, the greatest hero of the revolution, George Washington, succumbs to the temptation of infinite power. The new King is born and his reign leaves no one untouched. To return freedom to the land our new hero must dethrone a tyrant he once called friend.”

It’s not the first time that a developer has abandoned a game’s serious tone for some offbeat DLC; Rockstar did the same thing with Red Dead Redemption and the release of Undead Nightmare.

Source: Kotaku

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