Assassin's Creed III developers talk about its DLC

One of the biggest games that will be released this year is Assassin’s Creed III. According to Eurogamer, Ubisoft has talked about the downloadable content (DLC) that it will be releasing for the game after launch. According to the developer, the story in the DLC is best described as a “what the f***” story.

"We know that not everyone will buy it," Assassin's Creed 3 director Alex Hutchinson said at Eurogamer Expo. "So it's a 'what the f***' chunk of story that, if you missed it, the next game will still make sense." The company also talked about a Season Pass for the DLC of Assassin’s Creed III. "It's that early that we haven't decided. There are debates as to where we draw the line in the various chunks [of the story]," Hutchinson explained. "And unlike some people we really don't start work on it until the game is finished. It is not on the disc."

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All set to get a total "what the f***" DLC


The game recently got a trailer that showed off some story bits, mostly related to the protagonist Connor’s involvement during the event. 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.

Back in August, it was revealed that the PC version of Assassin’s Creed III will be released 20 days after the release of the console versions of the game. This doesn’t come as a surprise as Ubisoft has a history of treating its PC customers as low priority customers—from delaying the release of the PC version of its games to the extremely draconian DRM that plagued Assassin’s Creed II.  An assumption can be made that the delayed PC release would make gamers purchase the console versions, thus avoiding piracy on the PC. This has not been confirmed by Ubisoft.

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.

Published Date: Sep 29, 2012 17:12 PM | Updated Date: Sep 29, 2012 17:12 PM