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Assassin's Creed: Unity gets Dead Kings DLC trailer and launch date

Assassin's Creed: Unity Dead Kings
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The Assassin's Creed: Unity DLC Dead Kings will be released on January 13, and in case you've forgotten, it will be free for everyone who owns the game. It was originally intended to be part of the season pass, but Ubisoft announced back in November that it would give the new content away as an apology for making such a mess of the game's launch.

Dead Kings takes place after the events of Unity, when [mild spoiler warning] Arno leaves Paris for the mysterious city of Saint Denis, home to the crypts of past kings of France. There, he will face the Raiders, a new faction of enemies he stumbles across during his exploration of the caves and catacombs beneath the Basilica.

The expansion offers a full-on single-player campaign as well as new open-world activities and side missions, and new weapons, gear, and outfits, including the powerful Guillotine gun—basically a hand-cannon with an axe attached to it. And now, some screenshots. Enjoy!

Assassin's Creed: Unity Dead Kings

Assassin's Creed: Unity Dead Kings

Assassin's Creed: Unity Dead Kings

Assassin's Creed: Unity Dead Kings

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.