George Washington will be the Villain of Note in Assassin’s Creed III DLC

October 3, 2012 -

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.

Source: IGN


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im looking it the same as andrew,i dont like the idea of paid dlc,and i fully agree with everything he said,but also on the other side for a game like ac 3 i dont think i'll mind buying the season pass and if it is 3 episodic contents for this one then thats fine by me

 

also perhaps for say younger kids like jr high and just hitting into high school,maybe something like this content could perhaps get them intrested in history and actully look forward to that subject in school,i know myself if i would of had games like this back in the 90's when i was in high school (god im old) i would of enjoyed classes like history and such

 

 

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Easy target is always easy....


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So Everyone was fine when the Pope was the Villain?  Or when it seemed to be that the villains here would just be those nasty British?

AC tells a fictional history with sci-fi elements thrown in... now it has George Washington getting seduced by the dark side... so what?!? The developers aren't claiming this to be factual, they are telling a story in which the Templar and Assassins have been at war over ancient artifacts throughout history.  They need to take characters in positions of power in those times and fit them into that struggle for that story to make any sense.4

I'm looking forward to AC3, this will not change my view of it (although not a big fan of paid DLC that s announced before the game is even out)

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"They need to take characters in positions of power in those times and fit them into that struggle for that story to make any sense."

And you think Emperor Washington is the best way to do that?  As i said in my initial post, I knew he was going to be a bad guy in the game.  That in and of itself isn't my problem.  How they went ABOUT it is where my issue is.  I refuse to believe that this is the best idea they came up with.

What they could have done, that'd fit not only history better, but the GAME WORLD better, would be to have the Freemasons working behind the scenes in the new government of the young nation to sow their seeds of power and, instead of concentrating all the power of an Emperor into one visible man, make it LOOK to the people that it's spread between them, but actually have it belong to a few people hidden in the dark corners of Congress.  See?  Far more historically accurate, opens a lot more options for dialog, doesn't jump the shark, and arguably mirrors current events.

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While I am not keen on the paid dlc let alone having it possibly cut in three, but I do love these kinds of alternate history stories where the familiar has a nice twist to it. 

Star Trek has its "mirror universe", Marvel has "What If"' DC has "Elseworlds"', Transformers has "Shattered Glass" and who can forget Sliders. I have loved these for years and could give great examples for each for others to enjoy easily.

So hopefully people dont get all bent up about it because of the changes to Washington and history. Just relax and enjoy "what could have been". 

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It's as if they wanted to give me 3 more reasons not to buy their games.  Hm....

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Well, since the AC2 trilogy acted like Davinci's designs actually came to fruition, I'll take this for what it is, historical fiction.

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Well, if you want to guarantee I won't buy your game, paid DLC is one way to do it!

 

Andrew Eisen

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That seems a bit of a harsh view.  Paid DLC that isn't part of the game cut out to be sold later, but is instead real, honest, additional content seems to be the best way to handle the companies' desire to fish out every last dollar.  Honestly, it's no different an expansion pack released on disk, which we've had for years.

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"Paid DLC that isn't part of the game cut out to be sold later, but is instead real, honest, additional content..."

I don't believe that it is.

"...seems to be the best way to handle the companies' desire to fish out every last dollar."

Not for this consumer.

"Honestly, it's no different an expansion pack released on disk, which we've had for years."

Doesn't change my thoughts on the matter.

 

Andrew Eisen

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So, a French-owned company is producing a videogame in which George Washington is cast as the villain.

That inhuman cry of ecstasy you hear in the distance is every single right-wing figure with any possible ties to American mass media being spared accusations of emulating Onan by sole virtue of the fact that they're still wearing pants.

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While I knew that our Founding Fathers would be the bad guys in some way (the Templars becoming the Freemasons, and our Founding Fathers being Freemasons made that obvious), I think Ubisoft may have jumped the shark a bit.  I may be misinterpreting my AC lore, but I don't recall them radically changing recorded history in such a way in any of the previous games.

The game looks great, though - can't wait to check it out on the Wii U.

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I think this is supposed to be an alternate "what-if" scenario.

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I'm sure that's the case, but like I said, I don't recall such massive departures in the previous games.

Unless you're thinking that maybe just this DLC is a full-on "what-if scenario" within the game world itself, but I'd think that'd just be stupid, personally.

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Could be they play it as "the Templars wrote the history books, here's what really happened."

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Still jumping the shark, IMO.

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