Shunal DokeFeb 07, 2013 13:42:01 IST
Sony has revealed some new details about the upcoming Assassin’s Creed III DLC—the Tyranny of King Washington on its PlayStation Europe blog. The details give information about the story of the DLC, which will be in an alternate universe.
In this alternate universe, the events of Assassin’s Creed III never happened and a younger, inexperienced and thoroughly confused Connor is thrust into what is described as a “torturous, yet occasionally blissful, walking dream.” As revealed earlier, Connor must end George Washington’s tyrannous reign as a monarch over America.
To combat Washington, Connor must master new abilities. These include the power of the Bear, the power of the Eagle, the power of the Wolf, Warpaint, and Alpha of the Pack. The power of the Bear fills Connor with the strength and fury of a bear. The power of the Eagle delivers a burst of speed, which empowers Connor with blinding agility. The power of the Wolf lets Connor become undetectable by adopting the camouflage of a wolf. Warpaint is a symbol of power and courage, and enhances Connor's abilities. Alpha of the Pack lets Connor command a brotherhood of ruthless wolves.
You can pretend you're Arya from Game of Thrones and send wolves after King Washington
Judging by the look of things, Ubisoft seems to have gone completely bonkers with the DLC. Considering that this is an alternate universe, the developers don’t seem to be scared of including things that are pretty crazy.
The first part of the three-part Tyranny of King Washington story DLC—dubbed Infamy—will be available on PSN, Xbox Live and PC on February 20.
In the first episode of the Tyranny of King Washington series, our hero, Ratonhnhaké:ton, aka Connor Kenway, awakens from an unsettling dream to find that despite his efforts to deliver justice in the newly-founded United States of America, a new king, George Washington, has been crowned. The Infamy will take gamers through your quest to dethrone King Washington.
The three upcoming episodes of the Tyranny of King Washington are available through the Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass, which is available for 2,400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE, and £23.99 (approximately Rs 2,000) on the PlayStation Network and Windows. The first episode, The Tyranny of King Washington: The Infamy, can be purchased as a single DLC pack for 800 Microsoft points or £7.99 (approximately Rs 670).
Following The Infamy, The Tyranny of King Washington will continue in two additional content packs that let gamers experience an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution.
"History is our playground - and AC teams have always loved playing with historical facts and their consequences as a way to better understand a time period," explained Executive Producer Sebastien Puel during the announcement of the DLC back in October. "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.'"
Check out our review of Assassin's Creed III here.
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