London, UK — January 8, 2012 — Today, Ubisoft announced that the second Assassin’s Creed III downloadable content pack, The Battle Hardened, is now available on Microsoft’s Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, and will be available on January 9 on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and January 15 on Windows PC.
The Battle Hardened pack extends the Assassin's Creed III multiplayer experience with new playable characters and maps:
· Three multiplayer characters including the influential Governor, the resilient Highlander and the fearsome Coyote Man
· Three multiplayer maps including Charlestown, Fort St-Mathieu and Saint Pierre
The Battle Hardened pack is included in the Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass, which includes all five downloadable content packs to gamers owning the original game. The Season Pass provides more than 25% savings versus purchasing the DLC separately. Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass is available for purchase for 2400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or £23.99 on the PlayStation® Network. It can also be purchased at GAME in the UK.
Future Assassin’s Creed III downloadable content will feature “The Tyranny of King Washington,” an all-new single-player campaign told through three episodic content packs that lets gamers experience an alternate history of the events following the American Revolution.
It’s 1783 and the American Revolution is over, but the true battle is just beginning. Blinded by a thirst for unlimited power, George Washington has declared himself King. Now, our new hero Ratohnhaké:ton must dethrone the tyrant and return freedom to the land.
All Assassin’s Creed III downloadable content packs will also be available on the Wii UTM.
Assassin’s Creed III is now available on PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and the Nintendo Wii UTM. For Windows PC gamers, the Assassin’s Creed III Deluxe Edition is available as a digital download and includes all future downloadable content.
About Assassin’s Creed III:
Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratohnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Gamers become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date.
Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier and bustling colonial towns to the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army and the tumultuous high seas. Assassin’s Creed III will feature unprecedented scope and scale.
For more information on Assassin’s Creed III, please visit the Assassin’s Creed Official Website: http://www.assassinscreed.com
About Assassin’s Creed:
Initially launched in 2007, the first four Assassin’s Creed games have sold more than 40 million units worldwide, and the franchise is now established as one of the best-selling series ever. Recognized for having some of the richest, most engrossing storytelling in the industry, Assassin’s Creed transcends video games, branching out into other entertainment experiences including comic books, Facebook games, novels, short films and more.
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