“Assassin’s Creed 3” to feature alternate universe DLC
Earlier this month, Ubisoft announced “The Tyranny of King Washington,” a series of downloadable content (DLC) for their upcoming title, Assassin’s Creed 3. The single-player expansion will focus on an alternate universe scenario where George Washington becomes an evil tyrant after the American Revolution, forcing the protagonist, Connor, to assassinate him. The DLC will be released within six months of Assassin’s Creed 3, which comes out Nov. 20.
While highly unusual, I think this DLC is a breath of fresh air within the America-centric game industry. The number of military shooters where Americans must fight back against terrorist threats from nonspecific Middle Eastern and Eastern European nations is staggering. While it could be considered offensive how the Montreal-based developer is depicting America’s founding father, is it really any better than how Call of Duty developer Treyarch ended their Vietnam War-era shooter with an over-the-top American victory?