"Assassin's Creed 3" won't be released until the fall, but the game's box art has revealed that PlayStation 3 owners will be getting a special bonus. Those playing on Sony's video game console will receive exclusive downloadable content that will not be available for the PC, Xbox 360 or Wii U.
The box art has found its way to a UK Amazon product page and boasts 60 minutes of exclusive gameplay called the "PS3 Exclusive Edition." No other details about the DLC have been specified, but due to its length, it's safe to say that the content will contain single-player missions rather than multiplayer.
This isn't the first time PS3 players have gotten exclusive "Assassin's Creed" content. When "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood" was released, players were able to access a series of missions involving Copernicus. The PlayStation 3 edition of "Assassin's Creed: Revelations" gave players a free copy of the first "Assassin's Creed" game.
At the end of July, a letter addressed to Game Stop employees revealed that the Ubisoft team is working on "post launch episodic content" that will "set the bar for quality DLC in our industry." The note indicated that a "complementary development team" will be working on the project, and emphasized the fact that fans who pre-order the game with the "Season Pass" deal will be getting the content for a better value.
However, this is not likely to be the DLC that will be exclusive to PlayStation 3 players. The content referred to in the Game Stop note is mentioned as a "post launch" release. The expansion for the PlayStation 3 edition of "Assassin's Creed 3" looks like it will come with the game along with its release date, since the box art says it includes an hour of "exclusive gameplay."
"Assassin's Creed 3" takes place during the American Revolution and will follow protagonist Connor throughout America's fight for independence. It seems as if Ubisoft is attempting to reveal more clues about the third installment in its historically themed action-stealth game. On Wednesday, the company posted cryptic messages on Twitter that seem to pertain to the game.
"He is gone. #16 is no more. And now they begin. To search for 1 more," read the first tweet.
"THEY are responsible. Abstergo's to blame. They play with our lives. Like it's only a game," the second tweet read.
"They search for the 'prophet' They're grasping at straws. Their ill-conceived plans, are riddled with flaws," read the third and final tweet.
Oddly enough, Ubisoft posted an apology to the social media website immediately after the string of tweets.
"Sorry for the disruption, Assassins. We were experiencing some technical issues, but we're back up to 100% now! Thanks for your patience!"
It is unclear what the tweets could be alluding to, but as Game Zone points out, fans in the Ubisoft forums have speculated that they could be from the character Erudito. The #16 is likely referring to Clay Kaczmarek, Desmond's predecessor, who was Subject 16 of the Animus Project.
Ubisoft is sure to unveil some more information as the Oct. 30 release date draws near. Check out the most recent trailer below.