Well, this was truly not predictable. Instead of churning out downloadable content that fills in the narrative sequence gaps like previous Assassin’s Creed titles, Assassin’s Creed III will instead offer a three-part DLC campaign taking place in an alternate timeline where George Washington has turned evil. “The Tyranny of King George,” as it’s being called, will be non-canonical, but looks completely badass.
You’ll be able to get your hands on the DLC via Ubisoft’s planned Assassin’s Creed III “Season Pass,” which will run you $30. The full expansion will be delivered over three content drops. You’ll be able to buy the King George DLC outside the Season Pass, too, but it will cost you a bit more once all is said and done. Plus, the Season Pass locks you in for additional DLC packs that expand the multiplayer experience, says Ubisoft.
Here’s the official description of “The Tyranny of King George” DLC:
As the revolution comes to a close, a new and most unexpected enemy emerges. Driven by the desire to secure the fate of the colonies, the greatest hero of the revolution, George Washington, succumbs to the temptation of infinite power. The new King is born and his reign leaves no one untouched. To return freedom to the land our new hero must dethrone a tyrant he once called friend.
The Assassin’s Creed III “Season Pass” will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC the week of the game’s release, October 30, 2012. The King George DLC will become available some time after that.