Surprising no one, Ubisoft revealed yesterday that it will, in fact, be selling a Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed III.
The $30 pass, which, ideally, will allow players access to all future DLC for the game, has only been confirmed under one circumstance, though it’s fairly safe to say that more will be announced soon. The confirmed method of purchasing the Season Pass comes through the PlayStation Store, with the purchase of the Assassin’s Creed III Gold Edition. Ringing up at $89.99, the Gold Edition includes the pre-ordered game and the Season Pass. As these passes typically cost $30, it’s not a great stretch of the imagination to predict that the pass will be available post-launch as a standalone purchase.
Players can also purchase the Gold Edition with the PS Vita title Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation. Both games and the Season Pass cost $119.99.
At the moment, there is no word on what sort of content will be included with the Season Pass, or on whether or not the Gold Edition includes anything beyond said pass. Save for the series’ super-fans, the Season Pass may be a tough sell without firmer details of DLC offerings. With this confirmation, though, expect some sort of update to come from Ubisoft fairly soon.
UPDATE – 1:30pm: As expected, Ubisoft has announced some of the DLC planned for Assassin’s Creed III. Coming to us from IGN, “The Tyrrany of King Washington” DLC has been confirmed. The story behind this downloadable single-player expansion is set in an alternate history where George Washington claims the throne of America, hoping to begin a monarchy like the British version his country just escaped. In order to escape the doom inevitably brought on by this tyrannical act, protagonist Connor must turn against his once-friend, Washington, and put American on a course toward democracy.
The story will be released episodically in three downloads, all of which will be available to Season Pass holders. Ubisoft has also confirmed that the pass will be available on Xbox 360 and PC as well as on the PS3.