On 31 October, Ubisoft will release Assassin’s Creed III. The publisher is making sure that everyone knows that this new entry into their popular franchise will be the biggest launch in the company’s history. It’s also the biggest and most ambitious game they’ve done to date.
To drive those points home a little more, Ubisoft recently revealed that they will be launching the game with three different special editions, and each gets a fancy name. The cream of the crop has been dubbed “The Freedom Edition”; the mid-level special edition is called “The Join or Die Edition”; finally the entry-level special edition is called, rather boringly, “The Special Edition”, which doubles as a great example of the saying “you get what you pay for”.
Hit the jump for pictures and details, and we’ll throw in the latest Assassin’s Creed III video showing off a little more of Connor’s arsenal.
The Freedom Edition comes with:
- A copy of the game in a steelbook case with unique cover art
- A 24cm Connor figurine
- George Washington’s notebook, which contains secrets about the Assassin-Templar war
- An exclusive lithograph
- Two single-player missions: “Lost Mayan Ruins” and “Ghost of War” – both of which will net you a unique weapon upon completion
- A multiplayer package containing the Sharpshooter character and a bunch of other multiplayer themed stuff like Relics, Emblems, Titles and Pictures
The Join or Die Edition comes with:
- A copy of the game (always a good thing)
- George Washington’s notebook – the same as the one in the Freedom Edition
- A “medallion of the Assassins”
- One single-player mission: “Ghost of War”
- A multiplayer package – the same as the one in the Freedom Edition
The Special Edition comes with:
- Special packaging – not sure what it looks like as no screenshots have been provided as yet
- An exclusive single-player mission called “A Dangerous Secret”, which will net you a Flintlock Musket upon completion.
Now we just need to hold thumbs that we get these editions here in South Africa. And as promised, here’s the latest teaser from Ubisoft: Check out Connor in all of his bad-ass Assassin awesomesauce.[youtube]wzcgyO-BrJU[/youtube]