Assassin’s Creed III Reveals ‘The Tyranny of King Washington’
If you don’t recall reading about George Washington’s brutal reign over the Colonies after assuming control of the throne, that’s because Ubisoft is taking a few liberties with American history in order to provide a What If? scenario where our new protagonist Conner must fell a king and a former friend so that he can free a nation (So don’t commit this alternate timeline to memory if you’ve got a paper to write).
Told in three downloadable parts, “The Tyranny of King Washington” shirks history as it unfolded to show players the dire consequences of choice – in this case, one hero of war’s decision to seize power instead of share it. “History is our playground,” says Assassin’s Creed III’s exectutive producer Sebastien Puel. “And AC teams have always loved playing with historical facts and their consequences as a way to better understand a time period.”
There’s no exact release schedule in place for the DLC – the main game has a little under a month before seeing release itself – but purchasing the game’s Season Pass ($29.99) guarantees all three story segments in addition to a slew of single-player and multiplayer content, and provides early access to each add-on. George Washington’s imagined tyranny will be available for every console ACIII is on, even the Wii U.