Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will be released in March 2019.
Ubisoft has announced Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s post-launch plans, which includes two major episodic story arcs and Assassin’s Creed III Remastered as part of its season pass, as well as some additional free content.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s season pass, which is included in the Gold, Ultimate, Spartan and Pantheon Editions of the game, can be purchased on its own for $40 US. It’s comprised primarily of two story-centric episodic arcs: Legacy of the First Blade and The Fate of Atlantis, both of which contain three episodes that will each be released approximately six weeks apart.
Legacy of the First Blade will “introduce players to the first hero to wield the iconic hidden blade, changing the course of history” and will begin releasing in December 2018. The Fate of Atlantis will have players “confront godly creatures and uncover the secrets of the legendary sunken city [of Atlantis]” beginning in Spring 2019.
The last major, and most surprising, addition to the season pass is Assassin’s Creed III Remastered, which fans will remember centers on the American Revolution. This remaster will be released in March 2019 and can be purchased outside of the season pass for an as-of-yet unannounced price. AC3 Remastered will include the core game and all its DLCs (the Benedict Arnold missions, Hidden Secrets Pack and Tyranny of King George).
Assassin’s Creed III Remastered will also include Assassin’s Creed Liberation Remastered, a game originally released on the PlayStation Vita. Both remastered games will feature 4K and HDR functionality on PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and PC, higher resolution textures, a new graphics engine, other graphical enhancements and improved gameplay mechanics.
Beyond the paid season pass, all Assassin’s Creed Odyssey players can look forward to free post-launch content updates. This includes the free episodic quest lines called The Lost Tales of Greece, recurring in-game events like new mercenaries and daily/weekly contracts, new mythical creatures, a new game plus mode and the Discovery Tour, an “educational tool will let players explore the game world in a conflict-free environment and learn about Ancient Greece’s monuments, culture and history.”
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 5, though fans who buy the Gold or Ultimate Digital Editions of the game will be able to access it three days early on October 2.
For more on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, read about our fight against Medusa during Gamescom 2018, how Ubisoft is rebuilding Athens for the game, and how its mercenaries provide endless challenges in the game.
Colin Stevens is a freelance writer for Tech, and he has no idea why, but he is absolutely playing through Odyssey as Kassandra. Follow him on Twitter.