First episode of The Tyranny of King Washington DLC coming Feb. 19

AC3 Tyranny First episode of The Tyranny of King Washington DLC coming Feb. 19

Assassin's Creed III new three-part DLC promises to add an interesting alternate reality to Ubisoft's award-winning title, and is planned for a multi-platform release in mid-February.

In a recent news update, Ubisoft has announced the release date for the first episode of The Tyranny of King Washington, the upcoming three-part DLC pack that expands the18th century world of Assassin's Creed III.

The Tyranny of King Washington chronicles an alternate reality wherein a corrupt and tyrannical George Washington uses fear and violence to rule America with an iron grasp, proving to be more of a despotic terror than the British monarch King George III.

The first episode of the three-part tale is called The Infamy, and tells the beginnings of the alternate reality starting with Washington's rise to infamy and villainy:

"It’s 1783 and the American Revolution is over, 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.

Blinded by a thirst for unlimited power, Ratonhnhaké:ton must dethrone the tyrant and return freedom to the land."

The Infamy will be release on Feb. 19 for 800 Microsoft Points ($9.99) on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Owners of the Assassin's Creed III Season Pass (2400 MSP/$29.99) will receive the content for no additional charge.

For more information on The Tyranny of King Washington DLC please visit the official website for Assassin's Creed III.

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