Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry Announced as Standalone Title

Ubisoft today announced Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry, a standalone title much like what Ubisoft did with Far Cry: Blood Dragon.

As mentioned above, Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry will not require the original game (Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag) to run and will release digitally for the PS3 and PS4 on February 18 in North America and February 19 in Europe. A PC version has also been confirmed and will arrive on February 25. The game will cost $14.99 regardless of what platform you choose.

Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry is going to feature a single-player adventure only and is actually a DLC that was originally intended for the game.

“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,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Ubisoft. “Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry delivers key elements of an Assassin’s Creed game, including a new hero, new environments and new weapons.”

The title will put players in the shoes of Adewale, a man born into slavery, but is now a trained assassin. Adewale is shipwrecked in 18th-century Haiti, home to the most brutal slavery in the West Indies.

In an effort to get back to the sea, Adewale assists the locals in exchange for a crew and a ship. No stranger to the sea, Adewale will command a fearsome brig to take down slave owners in the Caribbean.