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Assassin's Creed IV: Freedom Cry Will Stand Alone

Breaking free of its shackles

Assasssin's Creed IV released itself a significant DLC add-on called Freedom Cry, back in November. Naturally the PC version suffered a last-minute (almost literally this time) delay, but it did eventually emerge at £8/£10. Here's a strange thing. Later this month the slave-themed separate storyline is getting re-released, this time as a standalone purchase. It's a chance to say the best word in gaming! EXPANDALONE! Ooh, that felt good.

Deviating from the main plot of AssCreed IV's piratic adventuring, Freedom Cry follows a chap called Adewale, a man born into slavery who went from pirating to assassinninning, shipwrecked in 18th century Haiti. Which was a place of some horrendous slavery.

"The more he fights for freedom from slavery, however, the more he is drawn into the Maroon slave community, forcing him to face his vicious past."

Here's the trailer which for some reason mostly features actual people, and not cartoon game people:

Don't worry about a last-minute delay for the PC version this time, though! Because they've scheduled a delay for the PC version instead. Presumably so Sony can put their hand down their pants and gasp "exclusive", it's on PS3 and PS4 on the 19th, then finally bothers to show up on PC on the 25th. Despite already being available to buy to anyone who owns Assassin's Creed IV. OH THIS INDUSTRY IS SO BLOODY STUPID. I think I might change RPS's focus to be about flowers, and the florist trade.

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