That’s the premise of three upcoming DLC packs for Assassin’s Creed 3, called “Tyranny of King Washington“. They’re the bulk of five planned DLC installments for the game, the first of which is out now. The “Hidden Secrets” DLC isn’t part of the Washington three-fer, but all five packs will come as part of the season pass, which costs $29.99 / 2400 Microsoft Points.
The “Tyranny” trailer also showed a new look for Connor, wearing bear skins instead of the typical Assassins gear. According to Kotaku, Connor’s story will also change like Washington’s: he never takes the name Connor, and never becomes an Assassin.
A multi-part story told over three DLC packs is an interesting way to deliver one meaty element through episodic releases, and locks anyone who wants to play into a minimum of three DLC purchases. At that point, most would probably just go ahead and buy the season pass instead of shelling out individually per pack. That’s crafty like a Templar, Ubisoft.
So keep an eye out for Washington and his Washingtons (NSFW).
He’s coming… He’s coming… He’s coming.
[ via Joystiq, Kotaku ]