Ubisoft has announced an Assassin’s Creed III season pass, which grants access to five pieces of DLC for the upcoming game. Included will be a three-part stand-alone singleplayer campaign, as well as new maps and characters for the game’s multiplayer.
The campaign, “The Tyranny of King Washington”, is told through three episodic content packs, and allows gamers to experience an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution.
“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,” reads the campaign’s blurb.
“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,” said Sebastien Puel, Executive Producer at Ubisoft.
“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.’”
The season pass is available to order now on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Those with a season pass gain access to the DLC a week earlier than others. Details of a PC version are yet to be announced, although one is in the works.
Max Payne 3’s Hostage Negotiation Map Pack is due this spring, and includes four new multiplayer maps, as well as additional weapons and items.
According to Rockstar:
“The Club Moderno and Estádio Do Galatians maps are being designed to deliver intense nightclub and stadium shootouts reminiscent of Max’s earlier dust-ups with some of São Paulo’s most dangerous elements like the Comando Sombra and the Crachá Preto.
“The O Palácio Strip Club and Favela Heights maps introduce to multiplayer all new, highly detailed favela territories from Max’s descent into the gang-infested neighborhoods of the city.
“The M24 Sniper Rifle and the IA2 Assault Rifle, the new Explosive Burst for explosive booby traps, the Bomb Suit item to protect against explosive damage and the Intimidation Mask item to cause slower reload times for your enemies.
“As a special thank you to all Max Payne 3 multiplayers for your support and patience, look for the release of an all-new chrome weapons bonus, which will be redeemable by all Social Club members free of charge. We’ll have more info when the unlock becomes active later this week.”
The pack will be available for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE. PlayStation Network and PC prices are still to be announced.
The dungeon editor for Legend of Grimrock moves out of beta to full release tomorrow, Almost Human has announced.
The editor allows players to create their own dungeons, then fill them with any of the game’s 350+ assets. It also allows for custom graphics and sounds, and completed levels may be uploaded to Steam Workshop.
“The 150+ mods already published on Steam Workshop and Grimrock Nexus indicate that modding Grimrock will be very popular and we’re very happy about it,” said the developer.