Tyranny of King Washington DLC for Assassin's Creed III gets trailer

Ubisoft has revealed the trailer for the upcoming Tyranny of King Washington DLC for Assassin's Creed III. It is set to take place in an alternate storyline where George Washington succumbed to greed and became evil.

The trailer mostly deals with the themes of how America would have turned out if George Washington was a tyrant ruler. It talks about how the country would end up if its constitution were based on the blood of innocents. As it turns out, it will be up to Connor, the main protagonist of Assassin's Creed III, to stop Washington.

The developers had talked about the DLC back in September. The story is 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."

It was recently revealed that the Hidden Secrets DLC—a compilation of all the pre-order bonus levels and outfits—has a nasty bug that erases the game's save data. Ubisoft has acknowledged the bug and is working on a fix. "We're able to reproduce this issue at the studio and are working on a fix/workaround," Ubisoft Montreal community Developer Gabe Graziani advised fans on the official Ubisoft forum. "From what we can tell, this problem seems to be rare and should generally only affect a very small number of players. That said, we're taking the speedy and complete resolution of this very seriously."

Looks like we'll get to stab the first president of the United States

Looks like we'll get to stab the first president of the United States


The Assassin’s Creed series deals with a secret war between the Assassins and the Templars that has lasted for millennia. 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 and ends up as a highly-skilled master of Assassins. Altaïr is also featured in Revelations and the aged assassin’s last few days are shown. 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.

The latest game in the series puts you in control of Connor Kenway as you travel through the frontier and watch the American Revolution unfold.

The Tyranny of King Washington DLC will be part of the Assassin's Creed III Season Pass. You can read our review of Assassin's Creed III here.

Published Date: Dec 11, 2012 11:47 am | Updated Date: Dec 11, 2012 11:47 am