Assassin’s Creed III’s Battle Hardened DLC Is Ready For Mayhem

Ubisoft has officially released brand new multiplayer content for the online Assassin’s Creed III enthusiast. The “Battle Hardened” DLC is available now for Xbox 360 gamers as they launch up their systems and the PS3 content should be made available shortly on the North American market. As for PC gamers, they can purchase the content on January 15th.

Sadly, UK gamers are looking at one more day of patiently waiting. At least it’s kind of like you’re stalking your prey, and no one will judge you if you wait with your replica hidden blade and Assassin’s hoodie on.

The pack contains three brand new characters which include the Governor, Highlander, and Coyote Man. Also included are three brand new maps (Charlestown, Fort St-Mathieu, and Saint Pierre) for you to climb and stalk your way through.

It is a shame that the content packs included for multiplayer feel unsubstantial in comparison to what could be included in the expansions. While multiplayer maps and character skins are always a nice addition, it’s hard to feel justified dropping $10 on content that does not actually affect the way the core game is played.

The first DLC offering, “The Hidden Secrets Pack”, merely acted as a means for those who wanted every pre-order incentive to purchase the content in one collective pack. Now, with the new multiplayer DLC, we are simply getting a change of scenery and a new set of clothes. Ubisoft has the potential to add a wide range of features and weaponry that could increase the level of strategy in a game that relies heavily on strategy and execution, it’s just a shame that they don’t tap into that potential.

Perhaps the developer has something else up their sleeve, but for now what are your thoughts? Is the post-launch content of Assassin’s Creed III fulfilling your wishes, or is it a lackluster attempt to expand the game’s life? Let us know in the comments below!