Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Island Pack Bonuses Detailed

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As if Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag doesnt already have enough retailer specific bonuses, Ubisoft has partnered with Gamestop for yet another one. The new pre-order bonus, called ‘The Black Island Pack’, is supposedly a Gamestop exclusive, and includes a new island for players to explore.

Black Island will be a treasure hunting mission, and will give players access to the legendary pirate Henry Morgan’s outfit once it has been acquired on the island. The island will have a number of other bonuses to unlock in addition to a new set of clothes for Edward Kenway to don – including Henry Morgan’s flintlock and the ‘Deadly Black Ship’.

Whether the new ship will replace Edward Kenway’s own Jackdaw, or if it will just be another ship we can use at will remains unexplained. There’s been talk of customizing the Jackdaw, and if there are other vessels that we can commandeer, there’s a mighty good chance that we’ll be able to customize them as well.

The pre-order bonuses certainly sound interesting. Being centered on an iconic pirate, Captain Henry Morgan, is part of the allure, I guess. Though this isn’t the only pre-order bonus that’s interesting. With so many options, it’s becoming rather bothersome to decide on who to buy the game from.

Whether these exclusives are only timed exclusives or free bonuses available to others for a premium, or if they will only ever be available to those who pre-order from said store remains a mystery as well. If it is the latter, then I must say, these retailer bonuses are becoming a nuisance.

Not being able to play certain content makes me feel like I’m missing out on the full experience. Let’s just hope these bonuses make their way to digital storefronts (even if at later dates) so that we can buy them in bundles or as individual DLCs.

What do you think about retailer bonuses? Do they add value to your purchase, or do you find yourself unable to justify the opportunity cost of choosing one retailer over the other because of them?

Let us know your thoughts below.

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