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Assassin's Creed 3 special editions announced

Three exclusive single player missions spread over three releases.

Three exclusive Assassin's Creed 3 single player missions will be spread across three special editions of the game, publisher Ubisoft has announced.

The most lavish of the three releases is The Freedom Edition which includes the following swag:

  • A 24-cm high-quality figurine of Connor
  • A steelbook 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
  • Lost Mayan Ruins single player mission: 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 single player mission: The tide of the Revolution turns into the Templars favor. Defeat your enemies and unlock The Pontiac's War Club, a powerful Native American weapon.
  • Multiplayer Sharpshooter package: Unleash the Sharpshooter fury in multiplayer with one new character, the Sharpshooter, one Relic, one Emblem, one special Picture and the Title of "The Jester".

The Join or Die Edition is slightly more modest, offering the following extras:

  • The medallion of the Assassins with its high-quality curd ladle
  • George Washington's notebook revealing all the truth and secrets about the Assassins and the Templars during the American Revolution.
  • Ghost of War single player mission
  • Multiplayer Sharpshooter package

Finally, the plain old Special Edition offers some snazzy packaging and an exclusive single player mission titled A Dangerous Secret that tasks you with fighting "against a secret that could jeopardise the funding of the revolution".

Complete the mission and you'll be rewarded with an exclusive weapon - a flintlock musket.

Ubisoft hasn't confirmed prices as of yet, or whether the additional content will be made available as DLC at a later date.

The game launches on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 31st October. It's also in development for PC and Wii U, though Ubisoft has yet to confirm release dates for those two versions. Head on over to our Assassin's Creed 3 preview for more details.