Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s first story-driven DLC, “Freedom Cry,” will launch on December 17, Ubisoft officially announced today.
“Freedom Cry” is set 15 years after the events of Black Flag, and revolves around an older Adéwale—Edward’s quartermaster—who has embraced the Assassin Brotherhood. Scripted by lead writer Jill Murray, who handled the story for Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and the Aveline DLC for ACIV, “Freedom Cry” sees Adéwale shipwrecked on St. Domingue (modern-day Haiti) where he confronts some of the most vicious slavery in the Caribbean islands.
“Adéwale was a slave as a child, and he escaped around the age of 14,” Murray said in a post on the Ubisoft blog. “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. 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.”
“Freedom Cry” will be available for download on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC December 17, priced at $9.99.