December 12th 2013 9:28 am PT

Assassin’s Creed IV Freedom Cry Episode Preview

You may have already sailed the Jackdaw over every inch of the Caribbean, but that doesn’t mean you’ve seen everything that Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has to offer. AC IV’s first story-based DLC hits next week, so we invited Ubisoft Community Developer Gabe Graziani over to tell us what to expect.

Your adventures in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag continue in our newest downloadable episode Freedom Cry! Playing as Edward’s first mate, Adéwalé, fifteen years after the events of Black Flag, you’ll journey beyond the original story and discover what the future holds for this brutal Assassin.

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It’s been decades since Adéwalé earned his freedom from slavery through raw violence, but his hopes of escaping the foul business of human trafficking are dashed when he finds himself embroiled in conflict. Faced with a situation in Port Au Prince, Haiti that he can neither abide nor ignore, Adéwalé must confront his past and fight to liberate the slaves confined there and in Saint-Domingue, Jamaica and Cuba.

Driven by righteous rage, Adéwalé rates among the most brutal Assassins ever. With the strength of Connor and the finesse of Ezio, Adéwalé uses a ruthless set of weapons, including an iconic machete, a booming blunderbuss, a veritable hand cannon, and a prescient of modern shotguns that can deliver a lethal blast in a broad cone capable of neutralizing multiple enemies.

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Brand new mechanics govern Adéwalé’s system of upgrades and equipment, rewarding you for freeing slaves throughout the West Indies and surrounding open ocean. Not only will you gain access to more lethal weapons and tools, but also new upgrades for Adéwalé’s ship: the Experto Crede! Hunt down and destroy ships escorting massive slave galleons to rescue hundreds of slaves and paralyze the slave economy.

They will rise up and for years to come, the world will remember the cry for freedom!

Best begin soon, there is much to do Assassins!

Freedom Cry is coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 on December 17th.

Xbox 360, Xbox One By Jeff Rubenstein

  • evilfangs .

    How much is it? I might pick this up.

    • Legreffer

      $10 (free if you have the season pass)

      • evilfangs .

        Will that $10 be the normal exchange rate of £6.12 or we be paying like £9.99 again?

        I don’t buy like to buy season passes especially when 90% of AC4s will be online which I don’t care about.

        • Legreffer

          I’m from Canada so I don’t know about the exchange rate.

        • Gazza!!!

          Ubisoft haven’t revealed how much it is separately as of yet.

  • Nick Peck

    I’m only 23% through the main story lol. I can’t pass up all of the stuff along the way and it’s taking me forever. Love the game so far, so much to do which makes it totally worth the money.

    • evilfangs .

      Took me about 8 days to fully complete, it’s the best AC game to date.

      I just loved sailing and the naval battles.

      • Nick Peck

        Yah I’m going to go for everything myself.

    • Dylan

      Nothing beats travelling the high seas while your crew is singing shanty’s.

      • evilfangs .

        After over 40 hours doing that, dear God I wanted to kill my crew.

        • Dylan

          Really? I mean, I’m about 58% completed with the entire game (including side stuff and collectibles), and I have all the shanty’s.
          So there’s a lot of variety when you get all those songs, have you done that?

          Once in a while there’s a song I don’t like, so I just click to go to the next song.
          You know you can turn off singing right? Down on your directional pad

          • evilfangs .

            Yea I collected all the shanty’s basically as soon as I could, there isn’t that many and when you’re traveling the seas looking for chests and fragments on undiscovered islands you can go through each shanty over 50 times.

            Yea you can turn off singing but they start up randomly all the time.

          • Chris Breseman

            Those shanties are f*cking cool for about the first 20 hours. Then I wanted to f*cking kill the crew everytime they broke out in song. I love the game though =o). The shanties I could do without because they are such a LARGE pain in the as* to collect. 9 times out of 10 I camped on the spot where they were so I could get them when they reappeared instead of actually free running to try to catch them (I suck at those free runs).

  • Gary Connaughton

    Good game but there are too many following missions, they are boring.

  • Karl Standen

    When the game is available digitally I will buy it. Considering all the other AC games are available I don’t know why I cant download it yet whats the hold up MS and Ubisoft don’t you want my money?

    • Legreffer

      You have 5 days to wait then!!

      • Karl Standen

        I just looked at the release schedule of new stuff to come to the store and noticed that! Silly me LOL. When Battlefield 4 comes also I will be a happy cat ;)

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      no. just send the money to me and I will buy the LocoCycle DLC when it comes out for $20. LocoCycle is going to get goty i can just feel it.

      • Karl Standen

        I think AC4 will be more then $20, what are you going to spend all the other money I send you ;)

        • Liquidfx Xboxdude

          i will give it to rico.

    • Nick Peck

      I had to read that twice, I assume you mean on the 360 right? lol :p
      Yah I won’t miss waiting for DD versions on the 360 anymore.

  • Ilovegoogleglass

    Xbox for life!!!!!

  • b0rgie

    Thanks for the info.

    Can you please let us know when Dolby Digital via optical out will be available for the XO? Many have asked (including myself), but nobody has answered. Seems like a very fair question, and hopefully something that should be a priority, considering how standard of a feature it is. The lack of DD via optical out has rendered all DD gaming headsets almost useless. Yes, stereo works but this is 2013 and considering that nearly all other consoles, computers, and entertainment devices support it (including the 25 dollar Raspberry Pi computer), it’s something that XO should have launched with.

    Thanks so much.

    • István Cs. Bartos

      Yea well this post is about Assassins Creed IV DLC not Dolby Digital so contact Customer Support or go somewhere else.

    • Speedkiller

      i have seen you ask this every blog post shut up about it. there will be a update about it if they do add this

      • b0rgie

        Thanks for the reply. Let me know if you know when DD will be supported via Optical Out?

        • Speedkiller

          nerver there u go

        • Nick Peck

          Early next year, jan or feb when the first big update hits so just relax.

  • Lucas Sanches Cestari

    is the dlc somehow related to the book? (assassin’s creed:renegade?)

  • Time Will

    hey major when will their be and major update for the xbox one the last one does nothing for us but P/O us gamers hope we get one in the next month cause xbox and Microsoft forgot a lot of things since it was rushed in market. even if you give us a few updates a week it will help out but damn. and please give use a link on what apps are coming to xbox one soon like you did with the 360 and don’t make us wait a whole year for a dash update to fix the issues with the xbone one

  • Marusame

    Just got a system update, no word anywhere about what it was, weird.

    • Speedkiller

      look closer on this blog site you will find it.

      • Marusame

        i see an XBONE system update but i am referring to the Xbox 360, i just got an update and nowhere do i see anything about it. i could care less about microsofts DRM filled future machine that comes unnecessarily bundled with a peripheral i care nothing about.

        • Does Not Equal

          You care so little you devoted an entire sentence specifically to bash it.

          • Nick Peck

            Yah, the sony fantards are really bored at the moment since they have to wait till feb/march for anything new to play (first party wise / good game wise).

        • SPONGEGUMS

          Go away.

      • Marusame

        ah i found it “Some changes have been made to how child accounts are managed and created” well thats not very exciting, oh well.

        • Liquidfx Xboxdude

          go have some babies and it will all make sense or suk really bad. maybe both I woudln’t know.

          • Marusame

            I… have no earthly idea what you just said.

  • Papa PowPow

    Lil off topic but does anyone know where to get the xbox one zipper hoodie???? I like em they should be mass produced.

  • Nexures

    Thank you ubisoft for destroying the franchise :)

    • evilfangs .

      Destroying it? AC4 is one of the best Assassin’s creed games Ubi has released. It’s up there with AC2.

  • Eric Bleau

    Sorry, but I hate when someone’s opinion doesn’t match your own, they are automatically a “fanboy”. Deal with it if you didn’t enjoy it and someone did and grow up

  • evilfangs .

    Does anyone know what time tomorrow this DLC will be available to download? Will it be 12:01 or during the day?