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Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington release date confirmed

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A lot has changed in the world of Assassin’s Creed III. With the introduction of our first single-player episodic DLC The Tyranny of King Washington, we figured we should reacquaint you with the hero you thought you knew.

In the shattered reality of The Tyranny of King Washington, the events that shaped a young Mohawk warrior into the heroic Connor of AC3 never happened, thrusting a confused Ratonhnhaké:ton into a sometimes torturous, yet occasionally blissful, waking dream. Can he obliterate King Washington’s demented reign?

To combat George Washington, the former champion of American freedom turned power-mad overlord, Ratonhnhaké:ton will need to master new abilities:

  • Power of the Bear – Fills Ratonhnhaké:ton with the strength and fury of the mighty bear.
  • Power of the Eagle – Delivers a burst of speed, empowering Ratonhnhaké:ton with blinding agility.
  • Power of the Wolf – Adopt the master camouflage of the wolf, rendering Ratonhnhaké:ton undetectable.
  • Warpaint – A symbol of power and courage enhancing Ratonhnhaké:ton’s abilities.
  • Alpha of the Pack – Command a brotherhood of fearsome and ruthless wolves.

The Revolution was just the beginning, Assassins! Look for The Tyranny of King Washington to hit PS3 on 20th February.

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toxic-inferno 6 February, 2013 @ 5:42 pm   1

This sounds really good! I was a little disappointed by the direction of the main campaign in AC3, but this sounds like it will provide an intriguing counter-story. The new abilities and direction sounds completely different to anything you’ve done before!

Few questions:
1) Would I be right in assuming that this means that Ratonhnhaké:ton will only be equipped with his more basic hunting equipment; simply knife, tomahawk, bow, rather than guns and the hidden blade?

2) How long is the DLC story? You mention it is episodic, so should we expect several episodes of a couple of hours each? How does the length of the entire DLC story compare to the length of the original campaign?

I’m very excited about this now!

 
dark_angel69 6 February, 2013 @ 6:25 pm   2

What’s the price for the dlc for those that don’t have the season pass?

 

I was so so hyped for this game last year, i was still excited when my join or die edition came through the post, But this game was nothing but a massive disappointment it was a giant step back from the past 3 games, the setting and story weren’t great (The intro with haytham was really interesting though, i wish it stayed like that) and connor is a giant emotionless dull robot.
Good luck with the DLC’s though, but i’ve given up on the AC series now with how bad this was.

 
residentSteve 6 February, 2013 @ 10:14 pm   4

I know what you mean jamesyp00 I was really disappionted with ac3 after the 1st 4 games I thought the 5th would be just has good.
I don’t listen to the gaming sites any more game trailers said it was really good, so many games have got bad reviews recently re6 got awful reviews its a brilliant game 8or9 out of 10 from me.

 

I dont know what your are talking about. AC3 may not be as good as AC2 or brotherhood but it is still a step up from revelations. The story is a bit boring since they had to stay true to history. Since the DLC is not tied down by history, Im really looking forward to what they do with it.

 

I love the series but totally agree with Jamesyp00.
For me:

AC2 > Brotherhood > Revelations = AC3 > AC1

AC3 is riddled with bugs, does a really bad job of explaining the mechanics, places quantity over quality, has a sanctimonious main character, (Haytham was cooler and how I miss Ezio) forced exploration (viewpoints only reveal part of the map) and Shaun has ruined the database.

It does look the best in the series, mini games, naval mission and Peg Leg missions are great and I still like it and will finish the main story but expected so much more. Definitedly didn’t expect Ubi to release an unfinished game.

 

Well, than thats decided! iwas close to buy it, but when old fans of thegame dislike it, i can save the money, and put them onCALL CALL OF DUTY Instead….. Thank you guys ;)

 
Stonesthrow 7 February, 2013 @ 2:11 pm   8

I loved the game. Italy was getting old so the new setting was a necessity imo. And going with a new engine that late in this generation is a sign of respect to the series, and the fans. The screentearing is what always bothered me most about this series and this was pretty much completely gone in 3. The only thing I completely missed was going back to check up on those people who came to live with you, to level something up, that could’ve gotten a better explanation..
As for this dlc, normally I’d get it but I’ve already deleted my gamedata and hate reinstalling a huge game just for dlc.. Maybe later.