‘Assassin’s Creed Unity – Dead Kings’ DLC Coming Next Week, Will Be Free

Ubisoft revealed the release date Tuesday for the Dead Kings DLC for Assassin’s Creed Unity. The PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC expansion is just around the corner — as in next week. Best of all, it will be free thanks to the launch difficulties with the game.

Assassin’s Creed Unity Dead Kings will be on the two consoles and Windows PCs on January 13. The add-on continues the story of Unity by picking up after the game’s ending.

“After the events of Assassin’s Creed Unity, Arno leaves Paris for Saint Denis, a mysterious city that holds the crypts of deceased French kings. Sent on a mission to the extensive underground of the Basilica, Arno will face a faction of new foes, the Raiders, populating its catacombs. Equipped with a lantern and a new powerful weapon, the Guillotine gun, Arno will have to navigate the dangerous passageways to uncover the darkest secrets of the city.”

“In addition to a fully-fledged main single-player campaign, Assassin’s Creed UnityDead Kings also offers new open world activities and side missions, including Murder Mysteries, enigmas and cooperative missions. Both single-player and cooperative modes enable players to unlock new weapons, gear and outfits that carry over between Assassin’s Creed Unity and Assassin’s Creed UnityDead Kings…”

The accompanying cinematic trailer shows a despondent Arno who is questioning what it was that he fought for in the original game. Also, he has a beard.

The trailer does give off a bit of an Indiana Jones vibe. Arno jump into rat infested tunnels underneath Paris, a la Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, to hunt down some hidden treasure. He stumbles on a group of bad guys trying to open a trapped door and one of them dies. Then there’s a chase over a collapsing bridge. All very Indy.

Assassin's Creed Unity (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

As a reminder, Dead Kings will be a completely free piece of DLC for all Assassin’s Creed Unity owners. Ubisoft made the decision to give the add-on away following the problem’s experienced by players after the game’s launch. Season Pass owners were compensated with a free game download of their choice from The Crew, Far Cry 4, Watch Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Rayman Legends, and Just Dance 2015.

The most recent Assassin’s Creed Unity patch appeared to make big improvements with the performance in the game based on the response from owners. Those picking the game up over the Christmas holidays may have noticed most of the problematic frame rate issues that owners had previously, which are sampled below, provided via YouTube.

Assassin's Creed Unity (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

What do you think of Assassin’s Creed Unity as it stands today? Are you interested in trying out the Dead Kings DLC? Sound off in the comments below.

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