What if George Washington, upon being handed the reins of power in a newly formed America, had held onto them as tyrannically as the king he had helped to overthrow?
Would you assassinate the father of our country?
That’s the premise of “The Tyranny of King George,” an additional storyline that will be added to the upcoming game Assassin’s Creed III as downloadable extra content.
The main storyline of the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and PC game sticks closely to the actual events of the American Revolution — besides the fact that it posits that the paranoid conspiracy theorist’s favorite group, the Knights Templar, are behind it all and casts you as an assassin devoted to taking them down.
But “Tyranny” is more of a Bizarro-world, what-if scenario — what “could have happened,” a Ubisoft representative said in a statement on Wednesday.