Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry is a Standalone Game


The newest story DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag will not require you to own Assassin’s Creed IV. Instead it will stand on its own as a downloadable game coming to PS3 and PS4 on February 18th and 19th in North America and Europe respectively. It appears that Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry as a standalone title will be exclusive to PlayStation platforms and PC while Xbox owners will have to access this content as DLC for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

This $14.99 downloadable game/DLC follows a new protagonist and features new weapons and environments. Here is Ubisoft’s pitch for the game:

Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry tells the story of Adewale, a man born into slavery. Once a pirate and now a trained Assassin, Adewale is shipwrecked in 18th-century Haiti, home to the most brutal slavery in the West Indies. In an effort to get back to the sea, Adewale assists the locals in exchange for a crew and a ship. The more he fights for freedom from slavery, however, the more he is drawn into the Maroon slave community, forcing him to face his vicious past. In the game, Adewale will take his new crew and set of weapons, including a machete and a blunderbuss, to assassinate enemies and free slaves, delivering merciless justice in plantations and cities alike. No stranger to the sea, Adewale will command a fearsome brig to take down slave owners in the Caribbean.

Here is the trailer for Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry.


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  • A very interesting and bold move. I wonder if it results in an increase in sales or not? Will it add to buyer confusion with 97 AC games available? Or, will it mean it’s easier to justify the pricing?

    • himdeel

      Honestly I would prefer this option to just buy and play the dlc with certain games. Especially at this price point where I don’t feel cheated if I already bought the full game. Reminds me of when I got Infamous Festival of Blood.