This morning, Ubisoft issued a press release detailing the official release dates for the upcoming Tyranny of King Washington DLC pack for its hit Assassin’s Creed III. While we already knew that the first entry in the trilogy, dubbed “The Infamy,” would appear on February 19, until now we’ve had no real idea when its sequels would emerge. Now we know that they’ll follow close behind. According to Ubisoft, part two of the trilogy (“The Betrayal“) will be released on March 19. The conclusion (“The Redemption“) is slated to make its debut on April 23.
While we won’t know exactly how the DLC has turned out until it’s available to the public, we can pore over the DLC’s official description. “This three-part single-player experience will let gamers discover an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution where George Washington has succumbs[sic] to the temptation of infinite power and crown[sic] himself king,” states Ubisoft’s announcement, before offering a description of the first entry in the trilogy, The Infamy:
In the first episode of the Tyranny of King Washington series, our hero, Ratonhnhaké:ton, awakens from an unsettling dream to find that, despite his efforts to deliver justice in the newly-founded United States of America, a new king has been crowned – George Washington. The Infamy will take gamers through the beginning of the journey to dethrone King Washington.
Though that description doesn’t offer much in the way of detail, it does set up an interesting premise for a DLC pack. Presumably the DLC will also offer players a number of new reasons to slay people and woodland creatures in creative, nasty ways. This is most of the reason for the francise’s success to date, and should ensure that the Tyranny of King Washington DLC pack rakes in a ton of sales, even if it doesn’t live up to its potential.