Watch Dogs' Season Pass Features a New Playable Character

Watch Dogs' Season Pass Features a New Playable Character

And a mini-campaign, a la Assassin's Creed IV's Freedom Cry content.

Unsurprisingly, Ubisoft's upcoming Watch Dogs, being a high-profile triple-A game, will have a Season Pass that will be available at launch.

The $19.99 pass will unlock new weapons, missions and other content for the game and, as is usually the case with this sort of thing, offers a discount of about 30 per cent over buying each item of DLC individually as it's released.

The existence of the pass hasn't been confirmed by Ubisoft at the time of writing; instead, it was revealed on GameStop's site last night. Here's a Google Cache of the page in question.

What's potentially most interesting about the Season Pass is that it promises the prospect of a new playable character and a "unique single player campaign." This sounds remarkably similar to the approach Ubisoft took with Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and its Freedom Cry DLC, which allowed players to explore the story of Black Flag protagonist Edward Kenway's quartermaster Adéwalé rather than simply bolting extra bits of story on to the main campaign. The GameStop listing doesn't indicate who this new character is and, with knowledge of Watch Dogs' overall plot remaining somewhat limited until we all get our hands on the game at the end of next month, it's hard to make any guesses as to who they might be.

The recently revealed Steam page for Watch Dogs promises an hour of additional content in the "deluxe" edition over the course of four new missions, but presumably this is different content than what will be offered in the Season Pass. The option to purchase the Season Pass is not currently visible on the Steam page, and the GameStop page was listed as being for PlayStation 4, but it's a fairly safe bet it will be available across all platforms, with the possible exception of Wii U, for which a number of developers tend to eschew DLC releases.

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