Ubisoft® has announced that single-player adventure, Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry, will be available as a stand-alone game exclusively for download on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems for $14.99 on February 18. The game will also be available for PC on February 25 for $14.99. Originally released as an add-on adventure for Assassin’s Creed® IV Black Flag™, Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry will not require the purchase of Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag.
“We decided to release Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry as a stand-alone game for both fans and newcomers to the Assassin’s Creed universe,” said Lucile Bousquet, senior director of marketing and communications, Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry delivers key elements of an Assassin’s Creed game, including a new hero, new environments and new weapons.”
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.
I can’t help but notice a lack of announcement for Xbox 360 or Wii U. I don’t own a PlayStation console, and I only play one game on my PC, so this news is rather disappointing and is one more reason why I’ve retired the Assassin’s Creed franchise from my gaming list.