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Assassin’s Creed IV ‘Freedom Cry’ Launch Trailer Shows an Adéwale Turned Liberator

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Posted on December 16, 2013 AT 11:31am

Ubisoft has released a launch trailer for Assassin’s Creed IV’s first story-driven DLC, “Freedom Cry,” in anticipation of its release tomorrow.

Set 15 years after the events of Black Flag, “Freedom Cry” features a playable Adéwale—former quartermaster to Edward in ACIV, now Assassin—on a quest to liberate slaves on St. Domingue (modern-day Haiti). The story was penned by Jill Murray, writer of Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation and narrative design director at Ubisoft Québec.

“We’re still true to how his character was established in Black Flag,” Murray said in a post on the Ubisoft Blog, describing their approach to the character and the DLC’s premise. “He’s not standing in for every black man who was ever a slave in the 18th century. He’s Adéwale. He’s the character we know. He has the wit that we’ve come to expect; he has heart. We see him as an older guy. He’s matured and changed in some small ways. I think those are the kinds of character details that always take precedence over pretty much everything else that can happen in the story.”

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’s “Freedom Cry” DLC launches tomorrow on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC for $9.99.

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern, a fancy phrase for "slave") before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. [Meet the rest of the crew]

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