Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, originally an add-on for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, will be available later this month as a standalone game. It will be available for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 on February 18, and on PC starting February 25. Both versions will cost $14.99, and neither one will require that the player own Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. Though Ubisoft was unclear on whether the standalone game would be available as a retail disc, a digital download, or both.
Tony Key, the senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ubisoft, said, “We decided to release Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry as a stand-alone game for both fans and newcomers to the Assassin’s Creed universe. Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry delivers key elements of an Assassin’s Creed game, including a new hero, new environments and new weapons.”
In Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, you play as Adewale, a former slave who is now a trained Assassin. He must face his past when he is shipwrecked in 18th century Haiti, however, and he kills enemies while freeing slaves. Once he’s done on land, he’ll take to sea, fighting the slave owners and bringing them to justice.