Assassin’s Creed III is already shaping up to be quite the investment. In addition to the cost of the console adventure itself, there’s also the price of the title’s DLC Season Pass and handheld spin-off Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation to consider. Apparently, that’s still not enough for publisher Ubisoft.

While playing the title’s multiplayer component, you’ll be able to splash out on bundles of Erudito Credits. These are currently available from the North American PlayStation Store in 20, 50, 155, 380 and 925 amounts, ranging from $0.99 right the way through to $19.99. According to an Xbox Live Marketplace listing, the credits will allow you to acquire new game items regardless of level. So, you’re basically paying to unlock new gear.

We know it’s an optional expense, but it really feels like Ubisoft is starting to milk Assassin’s Creed III. What’s your opinion on the matter? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via eurogamer.net, worthplaying.com, blog.us.playstation.com]