Shunal DokeMar 19, 2013 16:15:53 IST
The second episode for Assassin's Creed III's three-part Tyranny of King Washington DLC is out now. The episode, dubbed The Betrayal, is available on the Xbox 360 and the PC right now, while PlayStation 3 owners will be able to grab it tomorrow. All episodes of the Tyranny of King Washington are available through the Assassin's Creed III Season Pass, which can be bought for 2,400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE, or £23.99 (approximately Rs 1,972) on PSN and PC. Each episode is also available for purchase separately as a single DLC for 800 Microsoft Points or £7.99 (approximately Rs 656).
The Betrayal is the next chapter in hero Ratonhnhaké:ton’s war against the mad King George Washington, taking gamers to Boston to find an unlikely ally. Ratonhnhaké:ton will discover a new ability – the power of the eagle, which empowers him to quickly fly across short distances and hone in on enemies for precise and brutal assassinations.
The final episode, dubbed The Redemption, will be out on April 23 for the Xbox 360 and PCs, and April 24 for PlayStation 3.
Get ready to face the betrayal (see what I did there?)
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.
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-parter, dubbed Infamy, was released in February. 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.
Check out our review of Assassin's Creed III here.
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