The story of Benedict Arnold’s defection from the US rebels to the British loyalists is one of legend and sorrow for the US during the American Revolution. Assassin’s Creed III players, who are also PlayStation 3 owners, will be receiving an exclusive set of missions depicting Arnold’s secret plot to hand over West Point to the British. There will be four missions available on launch, only for the PS3. It will most likely be downloadable content, similar to that of Brotherhood’s PS3 exclusive DLC nearly two years ago.
The DLC will begin with General George Washington requesting the services of the game’s new protagonist, Connor, to investigate whether Benedict is a traitor or not. The final outcome will end in a bloody military assault on West Point. ACIII script writer Matt Turner stated today the mission’s historical accurate. “We have some scenes that have the actual words spoken by key players in the events at West Point, according to the records from the court proceedings following what happened,” Turner said. “On the other side of things, we needed to inject it with some gameplay so there are some liberties in terms of the action. But who was there, what they did, and what happened to them is as precise as the history books would allow. We don’t like having ‘bad guys’ in Assassin’s Creed and this is no different in terms to Arnold and these missions. He has his reasons, and from a certain perspective they make complete sense.”
On a side note, it is not been made clear whether the Xbox 360, PC, or Wii U consoles will ever have a chance to play the content. When questioned on this today, Ubisoft declined to comment at the moment, which can be a good sign for those gamers. For more news on this or any other topic, be sure to keep it locked onto Gamers Xtreme, and as always, “Game On!”
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