IGN points out that Ubisoft's upcoming DLC for Assassin’s Creed III will have a very unique villain: George Washington. The founding father of our country and the first U.S. president was basically offered a position similar to "king' or "emperor" of America. Washington declined that offer and instead became the first president of the country, according to every history book I have ever read. But in a new story arc that will play out across three different DLC releases for the game, Washington becomes the "King of America" and an enemy of the people.
"As the revolution comes to a close, a new and most unexpected enemy emerges," Ubisoft explains in its press release announcing the DLC. "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."
The story will be across three episodic content releases, all of which will be available by purchasing the Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass or through separate purchases. The Season Pass costs $29.99 (2400 Microsoft Points) on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. The Season Pass gives access to a total of five content packs including single player and multiplayer content.
Assassin’s Creed III releases on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 30, followed by a Wii U version on November 18 and a PC version on November 23.