‘Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag’ DLC to Have Fancy-Ass Retail Release

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bill-swift - February 8, 2014

In an ACTUAL BOX and everything. DLC, taking physical, disk-tastic form? What arcane sorcery is this?

Still, it's only fitting. Black Flag is a huge, scrote-scratchingly vast game. What with its great bounty of sidequests, loot, distractions and secondary objectives, only the most OCD-addled would seek to conquer everything. The DLC installments are also lengthy prospects, but enough to warrant a balls-out retail release? Who the hell knew?

Developer Ubisoft knew, that's who. And now, they're bringing us the news that Freedom Cry is getting a standalone release on February 18. For PlayStation players, that is; Sony's iron grip on their Ubi-balls has secured them another Assassin's Creed exclusive.

For those who haven't ventured into the game proper, Freedom Cry would be a fine place to start. It's the pirate-flavored tale of Adewale, a former slave who serves on Edward Kenway's ship in the main game. Here, he is given his own starring role, not to mention a vessel, crew and gaggle of opponents to stealthily stab. Cruising around Haiti and dispensing some cutlass-justice in slaveowner faces seems like a great way to spend a lazy afternoon, after all.

This approach to DLC isn't new, but is one that has pleased many gamers. A budget price point, a solid amount of playtime (five hours or so, with optional objectives) and badass pirates; it's an offer you can't refuse.

Via Destructoid.

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