Fortunately though this is all for multiplayer, as singleplayer gets left unmolested by the dirty word(s) 'micro-transaction'. These coins let you buy game items, "disregarding your current level."
They'll likely work like Mass Effect 3's multiplayer currency system where players can invest in helpful one-time items. The coins are stacked at 20, 50, 155, 380 and 925.
The Xbox Live Marketplace has 925 Erudito Coins for 1600 Microsoft Points. Spend real money to buy fake currency in an effort to buy additional fake currency - genius. The singleplayer portion of Assassin's Creed III uses British Pound Sterling as the game world currency. "Buying this pack will grant you Erudito Credits in-game, allowing you to acquire some game items, disregarding your current level," blurbs the Xbox Live Marketplace listing.
The latestlists the available Erudito Coin bundles.
Assassin's Creed III releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 this week, on PC November 23rd.