In an advertisement featured in the latest digital issue of Game Informer, the banner mentions that the DLC can be downloaded on December 17.
Freedom Cry is said to offer over four hours of an additional single player story. Players will see this new plot point through the eyes of Adéwalé, the first mate of Edward Kenway, who accompanies the main character throughout most of the story.
Adéwalé is a former slave. This is touched upon briefly in several parts of the main story. He first gets into contact with the Assassins faction through Edward.
After finding out their creed, Adé seems captured by their plight. Briefly, during the campaign, Kenway and the slave lose touch, during which time the latter meets up with the Assassins.
Events of Freedom Cry will take place after that of the main story, however, since the advertisement shows a seasoned veteran with machete and blunderbuss.
According to Ubisoft, the timeline would skip 15 years ahead, to the shores of Saint-Domingue.
Branding on the ad only reveal downloads for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
There is still branding on the DLC announcement trailer for PC, though it isn’t confirmed that this will release on the same day. Furthermore, in that trailer, the description mentions three hours of gameplay.
Only the omission of Nintendo Wii U seems uncertain at this time. Sadly, DLC support happens to dwindle more often on the platform.