Ubisoft Selects 'Freedom Cry' for Stand-Alone 'Assassin's Creed' Release

Posted Wed Feb 5, 2014 at 09:45 AM PST by
Assassin's Cry Freedom Cry

Adewale's story no longer just an add-on.

'Assassin's Creed IV's most significant piece of DLC by far, 'Freedom Cry,' has been selected by Ubisoft to be a made available as a stand-alone release on some platforms this month.

Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Ubisoft, "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. 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.

'Assassin's Cry Freedom Cry,' which was formerly only available as DLC for 'Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag,' is set for February 18th for the PS3 and PS4 at a price of $14.99. The stand-alone game is also headed to the PC on February 25th.

You can find the latest info on 'Assassin's Cry Freedom Cry' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.

Source: Ubisoft

Author: Brian Hoss

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