Assassin's Creed III DLC Introduces King George Washington

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Dozens or hundreds of people they could have picked to go crazy and turn on the nation they helped found, and they pick the one guy who actually specifically turned down people's attempts to make him king? They really couldn't have picked someone else other than the one person who makes the scenario the least believable?

Hopefully they will take this as their inspiration...

...though possibly without the bears.

Washington, Washington 6 foot 8, weighing a fucking ton.

Damn it, someone beat me.

Am I the only one that looked at the picture before reading the title of the article on the main page and thought it was a picture from Bioshock infinite?

Two complaints I kinda see

1. It's so unrealistic!

2. Ubisoft is already milking this damn thing.

To which I respond.

1. THAT'S THE POINT! It's supposed to be a completely opposite of reality alternate timeline...and to be honest even then it's not that unrealistic. Several people have already pointed out many people wanted George Washington to become King and all you would have to change about him is his hatred of the throne. After all, he wouldn't be the first rebel to become a tyrant.

2. Eh, not really. First of all, this is an alternate timeline and non-canon, so it's not a part of the main Assassin's Creed 3 story, it's like Undead Nightmare. You can't say that they ripped it out of the game. Also I'm pretty sure Ubisoft is done with the game at this point and considering that they only have a single concept art for this so far, I would say that they haven't actually started working on this yet, especially considering that it's supposed to be a full campaign on it's own and in three separate DLC packs (in other words, probably like the Lost and Damned or the Ballad of Gay Tony)

So yeah, I don't see the problem here.

Have people stopped getting pissed about before release DLC? Why can't they just include this as a bonus after beating the game rather than making people pay. Fuck you Ubisoft. I'm still sore over BullShit DLC practices.

PunkRex:

Baldry:
I'm actually surprised it took Ubisoft this long to realise they have a machine that can be used to mess around with history. Personally I can't wait for World war 2 with dinosaurs!

Surely you know about this then?

THAT is the most epic thing EVVAH!!!
screw assassins creed I WANT THAT!

Xdeser2:
I really dont have a problem with this Lore-wise, hell in the series its already well established that George Washington was a Templar. I was worried this game was just going to be an independence day circle-jerk (and im American!) glad to see im wrong (I HATE one sided history.)

The problem I have is....WHY ARE YOU ALREADY PLANNING DLC UBISOFT?! ಠ_ಠ

Because they sent the game off for certification, all cheered, and had a little party.

Then they were like "OK... what are we going to do with the programmers and artists who are now sitting around with their thumbs up their butts for the next couple months until release?"

Answer: They start doing DLC.

Why do people not grasp this?

Nooners:

Fanghawk:
I'm predicting a DLC campaign in which Connor teams up with Teddy Roosevelt to defeat Mecha-Hitler. In space.

YES YES YES YES. ALL THE WANT. How could you not love this idea?

edgecult:
Dear gods! How much money can I throw at that idea till it becomes a reality!?

We can only hope for something that awesome...

Is this like Ubisoft going 'Alright, we've annoyed the Brits enough now, lets focus on the yanks to make it up to them.'

I personally find it hilarious.
I still plan on killing ten Americans for every redcoat I stab though.

I don't think I'll get this...my patriotism kinda makes me think killing Washington is wrong

Therumancer:
I guess what I'm saying is that when Victoria's Secret gets backlash for selling Geisha themed Lingerie:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/victorias-secret-geisha-outfit-photos_n_1909366.html

Geisha's being, all romantisism aside, high class escorts (yes they can do more than have sex, but so do a lot of hookers nowadays, as you find out in a lot of those exposes on the brothel industry in Vegas and such...

No...no they aren't. They were not allowed to have sex with their patrons. Sure, some of them most likely did, but prostitution was not part of their job description. Acting like it was is going along with a damaging cultural stereotype that a lot of people believe.

No one believes that George Washington was a power-mad despot, and even if they do, he's not around anymore to be affected by that belief. But a lot of westerners still go to Japan and try to have sex with the geisha, because of that false stereotype and things that perpetuate it.

This DLC is not canon, for anyone who doesn't seem to realize that.

Well it's not all that silly really. After the American Revolution no one was really sure what the government of the future United States would look like and there were indeed some who wanted a constitutional monarchy like that in Britain, with George Washington as the head of a royal American dynasty. George Washington wouldn't ever of been convinced to take up the idea, but I wonder if someone like perhaps Andrew Jackson would of been more willing. Too bad he was only a teenager by the time the war ended and no one of any significance.

Frostbite3789:

What do you mean 'already'? The game releases in 27 days.

Exactly, they should at least wait until the game comes out before telling us what else we can buy off of them.

Codeman90:
It's funny because there were a few people who served under Washington during the war who actually wanted to put him in charge as the King of America due to how pissed off they were at congress. Washington was furious and declined of course, but what if he didn't?

Yeah, one of my teachers told us that story this week.

Looks like a fun premise to play around with, tinkering with history is always fun though :D

Some other fun facts for you guys:

It's not a rule that a development company can't start planning DLC until after the game releases.

The DLC is not going to be day 1.

The story is different and separate from the story of Assassin's Creed 3 SO THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THIS IS CUT CONTENT.

If you buy the season pass you get a discount on all of the DLC, meaning that you get all five for 6$ each. A rarity in the industry.

The Washington DLC is made up of 3 DLC parts.

The other two DLCs are Multiplayer.

The DLC's plot is being announced because it is an alternate version of AC3, so there are no spoilers.

THE DLC'S PLOT BEING ANNOUNCED DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE DLC IS FINISHED, AS INDICATED BY THE CONSPICUOUS LACK OF SCREENSHOTS.

Just to remind you again: THIS IS NOT CUT CONTENT. YOU CAN PLAY AC3 ON ITS OWN AND EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT SELF-CONTAINED STORY. AND IF YOU WOULD NOT LIKE TO PLAY A MORE REVISIONIST TAKE ON HISTORY AND PROBABLY KILL GEORGE WASHINGTON, THEN FEEL FREE NOT TO, AND ENJOY YOUR 30 HOUR GAME.

I'm...actually okay with this. It's kinda what God of War did with some mythological figures. They just exaggerate the events to make them exciting for a videogame, which is fine. I mean, no one wants to play a game where you sit down as Washington and sign papers...press X to sign this paper. Press Square to sit down.
...I suddenly had a Heavy Rain flashback...

At any rate, I've always been fine with AC altering history. If anyone out there is offended by it, then my friends, I can't do much about it. For its fiction. And its been done thousands of times before AC. So yeah, go for it, Ubisoft.

It's still not a day 1 purchase for me (I have lost my faith on such thing) but I'll get it eventually.

Calvar Draveir:
Some other fun facts for you guys:

It's not a rule that a development company can't start planning DLC until after the game releases.

The DLC is not going to be day 1.

The story is different and separate from the story of Assassin's Creed 3 SO THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL THIS IS CUT CONTENT.

If you buy the season pass you get a discount on all of the DLC, meaning that you get all five for 6$ each. A rarity in the industry.

The Washington DLC is made up of 3 DLC parts.

The other two DLCs are Multiplayer.

The DLC's plot is being announced because it is an alternate version of AC3, so there are no spoilers.

THE DLC'S PLOT BEING ANNOUNCED DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE DLC IS FINISHED, AS INDICATED BY THE CONSPICUOUS LACK OF SCREENSHOTS.

Just to remind you again: THIS IS NOT CUT CONTENT. YOU CAN PLAY AC3 ON ITS OWN AND EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT SELF-CONTAINED STORY. AND IF YOU WOULD NOT LIKE TO PLAY A MORE REVISIONIST TAKE ON HISTORY AND PROBABLY KILL GEORGE WASHINGTON, THEN FEEL FREE NOT TO, AND ENJOY YOUR 30 HOUR GAME.

Why, thank you, good sir or ma'am. That's actually very helpful. The Season pass for Borderlands 2 disappointed me a bit so I'm a bit skeptical at this point. But like I said, this helps.

edgecult:

Nooners:

Fanghawk:
I'm predicting a DLC campaign in which Connor teams up with Teddy Roosevelt to defeat Mecha-Hitler. In space.

YES YES YES YES. ALL THE WANT. How could you not love this idea?

Dear gods! How much money can I throw at that idea till it becomes a reality!?

I'm throwing money at my monitor but nothings happeningng !!!! D:

GrimTuesday:
Cue the right wing rage over the fact that a bunch of French people are trying to sully the good name of George Washington.

this game was made by a multi-curtural team of many faiths and beliefs

OT i dont like the sound of this. no matter what you have to say about fist fighting teh popes, or "the artifact", assassins creed has never really done anything quite this silly if you ask me.
the further on we go it just seems to get more and more bizarre, in regards to the story.

also, da fuqs up with splitting this into three packs?

EDIT: i've just read that their selling multiplayer dlc packs aswell, and i would like to say, if the co-op mode doesn't come with the vanilla game, bricks will be shat.

Carrots_macduff:

GrimTuesday:
Cue the right wing rage over the fact that a bunch of French people are trying to sully the good name of George Washington.

this game was made by a multi-curtural team of many faiths and beliefs

Facts have never stopped the hate machine that is Fox News before, so why start now.

GrimTuesday:

Carrots_macduff:

GrimTuesday:
Cue the right wing rage over the fact that a bunch of French people are trying to sully the good name of George Washington.

this game was made by a multi-curtural team of many faiths and beliefs

Facts have never stopped the hate machine that is Fox News before, so why start now.

i wasn't implying it would, just making a joke about ubisoft and their adorable little flame shield :P

antipunt:

edgecult:

Nooners:

YES YES YES YES. ALL THE WANT. How could you not love this idea?

Dear gods! How much money can I throw at that idea till it becomes a reality!?

I'm throwing money at my monitor but nothings happeningng !!!! D:

Throw Harder then! I've already managed to throw change through 3 monitiers! I think it's helping but I can't know till we all throw enough to make this a reality!

You know, I'm happy to see Ubisoft take the pure historical fiction route. Plus, it's not like revolution in other places in the Americas didn't sometimes end with a king. Look at Henri Christophe and Jean-Jacques Dessalines in Haiti. After L'Overture dies one makes himself a king and the other makes himself an emperor. It makes more sense to me than the background of the main character. The British colonies didn't even have a word for a person of mixed indigenous and British heritage, unlike the Spanish and French (mestizo and metis). Maybe that's why he's so special. I don't know. I'm trying to hold off judging until I've played the game, but all of these trailers are making it really difficult.

The DLC format aside, that actually sounds really interesting. I love me some alternate history.

Soxafloppin:
Is that the Apple on his sceptre? If so I bet that it corrupts him or something like that.

Looks to big to be The Apple, but i could be wrong.

This is nothing short of awesome!

I'm open to the idea of history flying into the wall for a bit of tongue-in-cheek spin-off fun. That's provided this kind of stuff stays detached from the canon; which has already gotten about as far as it can go without plummeting off the deep end.

I'm also enjoying some of the thinly-veiled passive-aggression coming from a few of the American users.

Carrots_macduff:

i wasn't implying it would, just making a joke about ubisoft and their adorable little flame shield :P

Ha! now that you mention it; it's seeming like they get a kick out of actively trolling people.

Baldry:

PunkRex:

Baldry:

My God. I knew it would be beautiful...But this beyond my wildest dreams! Though in my dreams it was more epic and people were riding the dinosaurs and they were on both side but this'll do for now.

Mine was very much like yours... but with more nudity.

Pretty sure that was an orgy not a war. I mean, I know all's fair in love and war but that's taking it to a new extreme...

I'm just imaging a troop of women allied spies who get the Nazis into a wild orgy and then kill them.

....Why hasn't this porno been made?

Dammit, now I want to buy it again. Maybe Christmas. The Mass Effect Trilogy comes out too close to this for it to sway my mind, and I'm currently in the "low on cash" end of the spectrum.

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