Yesterday, a Season Pass for Assassin's Creed III was spotted as part of the Gold Edition. Now, that great Season Pass is official.

Ubisoft announced the option today; it will "grant access to all five upcoming downloadable content packs" and it'll be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.

That DLC will include The Tyranny of King Washington, a new single-player campaign told through three episodic content packs, which allows players to view an alternate history pertaining to the American Revolution. Things could've been different… Said executive producer Sebastien Puel:

"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. While Assassin’s Creed III concentrates on history as it happens, we wanted to take some liberties with this DLC and tell you how things ‘could have happened.’”

On top of that new single-player experience, other DLC will feature new maps and characters for the online multiplayer, which should be a refreshing change of pace from all the online shooters out there. If all this sounds intriguing, you can pre-order the Season Pass at GameStop and Best Buy right now; it'll cost you $29.99 (or 2400 Microsoft Points), and it provides a savings of 25%. Lastly, Season Pass subscribers get the first DLC pack one week before everyone else, so…

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cLoudou
cLoudou
8 years ago

25% hmmm…

No thank you.

daus26
daus26
8 years ago

You also get it one week before everyone else!

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
8 years ago

I like the sound of that [Tyranny of George Washington] – and creating alternate histories in general. That could have very well been a possibility if George Washington didn't stick true to the values the colonies based their fighting on.

La_Bete12
La_Bete12
8 years ago

The Tyranny of King Washington. Whoh. 😮

telly
telly
8 years ago

Tyranny of King Washington sounds awesome, and I think I've made it clear I don't reflexively hate DLC. I like the idea of having a game I loved expanded upon, given new life long after the main campaign is complete. And if I don't like a game enough to justify the DLC, I don't buy it. Simple.

having said that, feel compelled to note we are definitely in a post Mass Effect 3 world, where publishers have no qualms letting you know they are holding content until after release, and that you'll have to pay more if you want the full experience…

xenris
xenris
8 years ago

Just a fancy way of making games cost 90 bucks instead of 60.

If this becomes a trend I'm done with console gaming until these publishers smarten up.

Why did game devs used to put as much content on disc as they could last generation and now it seems like they try to put the least they need to and sell the rest to you for the following year.

Oh well I'll just wait and get the Game of the year edition.

daus26
daus26
8 years ago

If this becomes a trend, then they shouldn't be worrying and complaining about used game sales. They could easily make up the loss through ripping us off with DLCs, plus online passes. Not only that, there are now digital options. I know used game sales gives them no benefit, but there's a lot of work-around for it.

Ok, maybe I'm ranting a bit here. I just want to be able to continue to buy used games. I don't like seeing them complaining about used game sales, when at the same time you see these planned DLCs way ahead of the game's release date.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
8 years ago

The sound of the Game of the Year version sounds cheaper to me actually. It may not be released, but I think I'm just going to wait and see. Besides, I haven't even played Revelations yet so I'm not really in a big hurry. I might actually buy Liberation first for the Vita.