Assassin’s Creed IV: Freedom Cry DLC announced as stand-alone game on PlayStation and PC only

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Previously only available as an add-on for the full Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Ubisoft has today announced that the recently released ‘Freedom Cry’ downloadable content will soon become available as a stand-alone downloadable game on the PlayStation Store and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry is out on February 19th on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, followed by a release on PC on February 25th. No reason was given for excluding Xbox platforms. Watch the trailer for Freedom Cry below:

Assassin’s Creed 4 – Freedom Cry DLC Standalone Trailer

If you need a refresher course on the story and events of Freedom Cry, you can read over Ubisoft’s blurb below, but also be sure to read El33tonline’s review of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on PlayStation 4 over here to see what you’ll be missing if you skip the game in favour of the standalone DLC:

“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.”

Have you already played Freedom Cry? What did you think? Why do you think Ubisoft has chosen to skip Xbox platforms for the standalone release of the DLC?

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