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The story of Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag will continue next week with a new DLC pack. Freedom Cry is an adventure starring Adewale, Captain Edward Kenway's quartermaster in the main campaign.
Freedom Cry takes place 15 years after Black Flag. Adewale's no longer a quarter master. He's now the captain of the brig Experto Crede. Furthermore, he's an experienced Assassin who can wield a blunderbuss and machete with deadly skill.
The game begins with Adewale shipwrecked in St. Domingue, now known as Haiti. Here he finds slaves living under terrible conditions. Adewale is a former slave so he obviously sympathizes with their plight. He's reluctant at first to help them rebel against their masters, though.
"For many people in history who were slaves, once they managed to free themselves, they just wanted to be left alone to live their lives in peace," writer Jill Murray told UbiBlog. "And so they would turn to subsistence farming, raise a family, that kind of thing. For Adéwale, he flees to piracy, and he becomes a self-made man with his own idea of liberty that he’s able to maintain throughout his life. I think it’s a very human reaction to not necessarily want to go back and get re-involved with slavery. And, as we see in Black Flag, he does not make freeing other slaves the point of his existence. He chooses piracy, and then he chooses the Creed."
Adewale's personal journey will play out over three hours' worth of new missions. He'll help the Maroon warriors free slaves across the island. Anyone who stands in his way will get thrashed by his arsenal of new weapons and assassination moves.
Freedom Cry will be available in North America on December 17th for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4, PS3, and PC. The European PSN launch will occur the following day. The new content will cost $9.99 to download.
Earlier this week Ubisoft released Blackbeard's Wrath, a multiplayer add-on that provided three new characters. Players can get Wrath, Freedom Cry and a future multiplayer DLC pack in one fell swoop by purchasing the $19.99 Season Pass. The Pass also includes an exclusive Kraken Pack with fierce new customization options for your ship.