Ubisoft reveals Assassin’s Creed III Special Edition

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Ubisoft of Australia have revealed to us the details behind the Special Edition releases that will be available for their upcoming blockbuster title, Assassin’s Creed III, the third instalment into the massively successful Assassin’s Creed franchise.

Here are the details of the contents of the special editions as seen in Ubisoft’s press release:

The Freedom Edition

This prestigious edition includes everything an experienced Assassin needs to become a freedom fighter. It includes:

–      Assassin’s Creed III retail game
–      A 24-cm high-quality figurine of Connor
–      A steel book case art drawn by awards-winning comic artist Alex Ross
–      George Washington’s notebook revealing all the truth & secrets about the Assassins and the Templars during the American Revolution
–      One exclusive Lithograph
–      2 in-game Single Player Missions:

  • Lost Mayan Ruins: Connor’s mission leads him in an old Mayan pyramid, full of mysteries and revelations. Players will be able to unlock Captain Kidd’s fabled cutlass, a deadly, brutal and beautiful piece of steel.
  • Ghost of War: The tide of the Revolution turns into the Templars favour. Defeat your enemies and unlock The Pontiac’s War Club, a powerful Native American weapon.

–      1 in-game Multiplayer Package:

  • The Sharpshooter package: Unleash the Sharpshooter fury in multiplayer with 1 new character, the Sharpshooter, 1 Relic, 1 Emblem, 1 special Picture and the Title of “The Jester”.

The Join or Die Edition

Join or Die” a single call to action which will determine if players are ready to fight for freedom. It includes:

–      Assassin’s Creed III retail game
–      The medallion of the Assassins
–      George Washington’s notebook revealing all the truth & secrets about the Assassins and the Templars during the American Revolution
–      1 in-game Single Player Mission:

  • Ghost of War: The tide of the Revolution turns into the Templars favour. Defeat your enemies and unlock The Pontiac’s War Club, a powerful Native American weapon.

–      1 in-game Multiplayer Package:

  • The Sharpshooter package: Unleash the Sharpshooter fury in multiplayer with 1 new character, the Sharpshooter, 1 Relic, 1 Emblem, 1 special Picture and the Title of “The Jester”.

The Special Edition

The Special Edition features a special packaging, the retail copy of the game and an exclusive single player mission (see below) and more:

  • A Dangerous Secret: Fight against a secret that could jeopardise the funding of the revolution. In case of success, you’ll be rewarded with an exclusive weapon: a Flintlock Musket.

So there you have it, Assassin’s Creed III is set for release later this year on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC on October 31st, 2012. The game is also said to be in development for Nintendo’s Next-Gen console, The Wii U.

What do you think of these Special Editions? Will you be picking up one of them? If so, which one? Let us know in the comments section below.

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