Sony has just revealed that the PlayStation 3 version of Assassin’s Creed III will come with an exclusive set of missions covering the most infamous traitor in American history, Benedict Arnold.
The four-mission story arc starts shortly after General Washington first learned of Arnold’s scheme to hand over the fort at West Point (which had actually been renamed Fort Arnold after him) to the British. Washington tasks Connor with flushing out the Loyalist spies by working undercover for Benedict Arnold.
According to Assassin’s Creed III‘s scriptwriter Matt Turner, the story is very much based on the actual history of Arnold’s betrayal. The developers even went so far as to include dialog from key players who were at Fort Arnold, according to transcripts from the court proceedings that followed the events. Turner added that some liberties were taken to overlay the Assassin’s Creed fiction into the story, however, “who was there, what they did, and what happened to them is as precise as the history books would allow.”
Assassin’s Creed III launches for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 30th, the Wii U on November 18th, and the PC on November 20th. Check out the trailer for the PlayStation 3 exclusive Benedict Arnold story arc below.