The Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag DLC known as “Freedom Cry” is coming soon to a PlayStation 4 near you as a stand-alone game. How soon? Today. The single-player adventure Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry is available immediately as a stand-alone game “exclusively for download on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.”
The DLC-turned-game costs $14.99 and is on PSN right now. It will be available for PC on Feb. 25, also for $14.99. No announcement was made concerning an Xbox One version, so there isn’t likely one in the hopper.
Originally released as an add-on adventure for Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag, Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry does 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 Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing, 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.